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Divergence

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Original title: Saam Cha Hau (三岔口)
Country: Hong Kong
Year: 2005
Genre: Action, Crime
IMDB Rating: 5.9 644 votes
Plot: There should be three plots here, as the movie have three different substories, closely intertwined one over other. The movie is twisted with flashbacks and turn outs and sometimes it is difficult to tell the mainline from collateral one. The stories are all around Suen, a dedicated but ill-fated cop who can never get over his bride’s sudden disappearance 10 years ago. He is investigating a money-laundering case against businessman Yui chasing some gangsters around Hong Kong. One of his key witnesses is assassinated after being extradited from Canada and while Suen tries to find assassins it's becoming an easy case for Yui's lawyer To to close the prosecution's case. Pursuing To's activities Suen finds To’s wife who looks exactly like Suen's former girlfriend. From other side, the hitman killed the main witness seems also to be linked to Suens girlfriend in some way. Or is it all only Suen's obsession? It appears to be not that easy for Suen (and viewers) to solve this chaotic mess of a puzzle and to stay alive at the same time.
Movie info
Colormode: Color
Running time: 101

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Tags: Divergence, Saam Cha Hau, 2005, Hong Kong movies, Action movies, Crime movies, asian movies

Featured reviews for

Divergence
(overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 reviews)
LoveHKfilm, by Kozo source: http://www.lovehkfilm.com/reviews_2/divergence.htm
«Involving and entertaining, but also ridiculous and muddled. Aside from one great action sequence, the biggest thrill here is probably the nifty against-type casting, which will likely piss off as many people as it intrigues.»
beyondhollywood.com, by Nix source: http://www.beyondhollywood.com/divergence-2005-movie-review/
«“Divergence” is an interesting film in many respects. As an action film, it doesn’t always deliver on the goods; as a crime film, it’s also a bit lacking. But as a character film, it’s quite good, helped in no small part by Aaron Kwok’s affecting performance.»
shuqi.org, by David Bjerre source: http://www.shuqi.org/asiancinema/reviews/divergence.shtml
«"Divergence" is a moody and gorgeous looking film, and definitely more classy than your average HK movie, but there's no denying that most people will probably find themselves bored several times during the film.»
MovieWeb.com, by Aaron - 1.5/5 source: http://www.movieweb.com/review/REOETRPSaIBoTP
«From start to finish, Divergence is an utter mess. Unlike its Hong Kong thriller predecessors, it fails to maintain any kind of suspenseful pace and instead gets muddled down in its own over-cooked conspiracy plot.»
Fulvue Drive-In.com, by Nicholas Sheffo source: http://www.fulvuedrive-in.com/review/4915/Divergence+(2005/Tartan+Vide~~~-Video)
«Benny Chan’s Divergence (2005) is one of the best and smartest Hong Kong action films to come along in a while. »
AsianMovieWeb - 5/8 source: http://www.asianmovieweb.com/en/reviews/divergence.htm
«The clever story is also well done, with lots of intrigues, nice twists and characters whose backgrounds are interlinked with each other and are slowly dissolved at the end. Remains the question why Chan didn't breathe life into the characters, which also could have avoided some of the more lengthy scenes. »
movieXclusive.com, by Linus Tee - 3/5 source: http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/divergence/divergence.htm
« "Divergence" is a classic case of "too many cooks spoiled the broth". »

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Persons

Filmmakers

Chan, BennyCHAN Benny
director
Ho, IvyHO Ivy
writer
CHUE Anthony
composer
Persons

Cast

Kwok, AaronKWOK Aaron
as Suen Siu Yan
Cheng, EkinCHENG Ekin
as To Hou Sun
Wu, DanielWU Daniel
as Koo
Lee, AngelicaLEE Angelica
as Su Fong / Amy (as Sinje Lee)
Ning, JingNING Jing
as Ting (as Ning Jing)
Lamb, JanLAMB Jan
as Chu
Yu, RongguangYU Rongguang
as Inspector Mok (as Yu Rong Guang)
Law, GallenLAW Gallen
as Yiu Tin Chung (as Lo Ka Leung)
Yuen, TommyYUEN Tommy
as Yiu Ha
Pang, SamuelPANG Samuel
as So Fu On
Chiu, Suet-FeiCHIU Suet-Fei
as Winnie (as Chloe)
Tsang, EricTSANG Eric
as Uncle Choi (as Eric Tsang Chi Wai)
Lee, SamLEE Sam
as Leung Tak
Lam, SuetLAM Suet
as Mou Wai Bun (as Lam Suet)
Wong, Tak-BunWONG Tak-Bun
as Detector (as Kenny Wong)
Leung, AnsonLEUNG Anson
as Detector
Ho, TonyHO Tony
as Inspector
Lau, Siu-MingLAU Siu-Ming
as Tsim Pak Tat (as Lau Siu Ming)
Pang, AgnesPANG Agnes
as Mrs. Lam
FUNG Phoebe
as Long Hair Lady
IP Ka-Fuen
as Woman on Plane (as Ip Ka Fuen)
WING Chun
as Woman on Plane (as Wing Chun)
CHOW Patrick
as Hung Chi Man
LI Martin
as Suen's Colleague
CHAN Wai-Kin
as Suen's Colleague (as Chan Wai Kin)
CHI-KUI Fong
as Suen's Colleague (as Fong Chi Kui)
TSIM Kate
as Suen's Colleague
CHUI Shirley
as Reporter
CHIU Kin-Tong
as Reporter (as Chiu Kin Tong)
TANG Kwun-Hang
as Reporter
LEUNG Jerry
as Yiu's Bodyguard
HUI Ricky
as Yiu's Bodyguard
WONG Ping-Lok
as Yiu's Bodyguard (as Kenny Wong)
MA Martin
as Yiu's Bodyguard
SHEUNG Ming-Fai
as Fortune Teller (as Sheung Ming Fai)
IP Guthrie
as Thomas Liu
Guy, JohnnieGUY Johnnie
as Lo
KWOK Wai
as Victim (as Kwok Wai)
KWOK Man-Lok
as To's Son (as Kwok Man Lok)
WONG Long-Ki
as To's Daughter (as Wong Long Ki)
YAU Samuel
as Editor
CHEUNG Wah
as Killer on Ship (as Cheung Wah)
ADA
as Killer on Ship
KEUNG Wong Yin
as Tsim's Bodyguard (as Victy Wong)
Cheung, KennethCHEUNG Kenneth
as Ambulanceman (as Kenneth Cheung Moon Yuen)
MING Pan Mai
as Ambulanceman (as Pang Wai Ming)
FOK Bobby
as Accuse
YEH Winston
as Judge (as Winston Yeh King Man)
NIMISHA Patel
as Indian / Pakistani Family
SAHNI Mahesh
as Indian / Pakistani Family
NEEMISHA
as Indian / Pakistani Family (as Nimisha)
PATEL H.
as Indian / Pakistani Family (as H Patel)
WU Boloto
as Security Guard
WONG Wai Leung
as Diver (as Jack Wong Wai Leung)
KEUNG Kwok-Wah
as Diver (as Keung Kwok Wah)
Wai, Au HinWAI Au Hin
as Senior Officer (uncredited)
WU Courtney
as Butcher (uncredited)



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