Ta xue xun mei

Ta xue xun mei

Port of call

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Branch Call Number: Chi FIC Ta
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,Dolby
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Port of call [DVD]

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jimg2000
Jan 06, 2017

Winner of 7 major categories in Hong Kong Film Awards in 2016 and I can see why. The film, a no holds barred detective investigation into the motives of a gruesome murder, explored the lives of the beaten down and psychologically damaged teen immigrants with broken dreams in Hong Kong. Not for everyone because of the ugliness of the crime, the underbelly of often swept under the rug human stories ("In Hong Kong, one person goes missing every hour. Many parents don't know for years whether their children are alive or dead",) long explicit scenes and told in a fractured timeline (English subtitle.)

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StrongWind
Dec 31, 2016

A very lousy movie. There is no clear point of the story. Pretty disappointment. This movie is a good example to show us a movie without a good story definitely is a failure no matter how hard the director or performers are working on it. The only show off of this movie is the view of destroying a dead body in a disgusted way.

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tj_is_cool
Sep 23, 2016

Excessively gory. Some parts of the movie do not make sense.

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jimg2000
Jan 06, 2017

The case as narrated near the beginning. The rest dealt with the motives and mindset of both the murderer and victim, Part 1 of 2:
***Warning graphic horror language***
The victim is Wang Jiamei, age 16, from Hunan. Her mother remarried 7 years ago but she failed to get a Hong Kong visa. So she moved to Shilong in Dongguan. Since her stepfather's family was nearby and it's close to Hong Kong, so her mother could easily come back to visit. A year ago, she immigrated to Hong Kong. She left school before finishing 9th grade. She supposedly was an assistant at a modelling company but actually was a paid escort. She was killed during sex with a client. Her flesh was chopped up and flushed down the toilet. The killer ripped the skin off her face and carted her bones to Shek Kip Mei Market.
-Great! So the case is closed?

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jimg2000
Jan 06, 2017

... the motives and mindset of both the murderer and victim, Part 2 of 2:
***Warning graphic horror language***
The killer, Ting Tsz-chung, age 29, claims to be a delivery driver but he's a triad member. Sells smuggled cigarettes. The day of the murder was the first time he had met her. There were no bad feelings between them. But they may have taken ketamine before sex causing him to kill her while under the influence.
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Sergeant, how can there be so many facts? Facts are just for prosecuting. You've seen so many bad guys by now, how can you not tell them apart?
-The more bad guys you see, the more you don't want them to exist. Do you remember in '98, we worked together on a case. The victim was tortured for almost a month before she died. The medical examiner said ...
Shut up. I don't want to be reminded. I'll have nightmares. It's because I can't stand the gore that I transferred to the Operations Support Sub-unit. I'll never forget that day.

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jimg2000
Jan 06, 2017

(Shilong, Dongguan)
Unforgettable days; Faded impressions of home.
In your diary you said I'm like an infatuated child, looking at the world.
But that sky above the canopy- wasn't it the same back then?
That day I didn't understand your words.
Now I continue making a busy life for myself.
But I dream of being a simple person again.
(Wang Jiamei)
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Look at yourself Your hair is getting grayer. The bags under your eyes are getting bigger Do you still stay awake until daylight?
-If I go to bed early I have nightmares. I'm on a dismemberment case. The girl's name is Wang Jiamei She was only 16 when she died.
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If you get sued for interrupting the judicial process I won't write letters on your behalf in case people think we're having an affair.
-That's ridiculous. Do I embarrass you?
Look at yourself. Your face is sagging, still pretending to be young.

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jimg2000
Jan 06, 2017

Nearly 3,000 people make up Hong Kong’s considerable list of missing people, leaving behind confused and distraught families and friends. The Hong Kong Police doesn’t have readily available information on how the situation has changed after the handover, or who the victims typically are, but one scholar says many people vanish on purpose because they are on the run from debts they cannot pay.
From January 2011 to October 2015, 24,090 people were reported missing in Hong Kong. Most of them were found, but 2,717 remained missing, according to official data.

In the first ten months of last year, there were 3,116 people reported missing. Of that number, 271 were not found, despite Hong Kong being one the safest places in the world.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1904334/hong-kongs-missing-persons-thousands-people-vanish-every

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