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Deception of the Novelist (2019)
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Deception of the Novelist (2019)
Original name: 作家的謊言:筆忠誘罪
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Deception of the Novelist revolves around Justin’s character as a famous novelist who receives a large inheritance after his father’s passing. He rents out one of his inherited properties to a Japanese/Chinese woman named Elaine and they embark on an affair, causing rifts in his marriage with Jeanna Ho. One night, Elaine is suddenly found dead in the balcony of the house. When police start their investigation, they realize that there are a lot of suspicious factors to the case leading them to suspect that this is not their normal kidnapping or revenge against an unfaithful husband case.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative
Plot: murder investigation, crimes, vengeance, murderer, youth, violence, investigation, death, family relations, mystery, investigator, track down, murder mystery, murder, who done it, victim, law enforcement, police investigation, escapades, evidence, police officer, testimony, police detective, suspicion, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hong kong

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The Invincible Dragon (2019)
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Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 160 min.
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The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 102 min.
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Bodies at Rest (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, exciting, unusual plot structure
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The Crimes That Bind (2018)
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Duration: 119 min.
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