Surveillance

Film, Thrillers
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This is a sort-of thriller, but as in Huang's 'urban attitude' trilogy the emphasis is on humour, human foibles and the fallibility of 'the system'. Ye is a hard-working security guard who has a good sexual relationship with his girlfriend. At just the moment that he's assigned to a round-the-clock stake-out, a rival for the girl's affections turns up in the shape of her handsome former boyfriend. There's plenty of incident (Ye nearly starves to death before we find out whether or not he'll get the girl), but Huang sensibly leaves some mysteries unsolved. The best thing here is seeing what he makes of a 'mystical' relationship born from a misdialled phone number.

By: TR

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Huang Jianxin
Screenwriter: Sun Yuan
Cast: Feng Gong
Jiang Shan
Niu Zhenhua
Teng Rujun
Zhang Xiaotong
Shi Xiaohong
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