Theft Under the Sun

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Act One of Cha's workmanlike thriller centres on a large scale robbery foiled by the involvement of Ka-Ho (Cheung), an undercover cop who has spent three years posing as a triad footsoldier; the standard shoot outs and explosions are executed with some panache. But Act Two never really catches fire as Ka-Ho tags along with American-Chinese mercenary Dan Peterson (Wong) on a trip to Mongolia to buy black market missiles and then drive them back to Hong Kong in a truck; the edgy progress of their relationship is cross cut with extended debates about Ka-Ho's trustworthiness between a no nonsense officer and a bullshitting psychologist back in police HQ. Act Three, in which the truck reaches Hong Kong and all hell breaks loose in a docklands warehouse, is fairly spiffy. But it looks as if Cha is one of those directors who is most interesting when he's stuck with tight schedules and limited budgets.

Details

Release details

Duration:
110 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Cha Chuen-Yee
Cast:
Michael Fitzgerald Wong
Cheung Chi-Lam
Gigi Lai
Francis Ng
So Chi-Wai
Timmy Ho