In August 1985 a mutilated body is found on the beach in Macau. The man is thought to be an illegal Chinese emigrant, and Inspector Lee and his team soon discover the stranger's death shows clear signs of foul play. The investigation focuses on a little restaurant in town and its new proprietor Mr. Wong. He swears to know nothing about the disappearance of the former owner and family, and explains that he acquired the restaurant legally when they decided to emigrate abroad. However, further research reveals that the family never left Chinese territory. Wong is arrested and subjected to an interrogation so violent that he eventually cracks. The atrociousness of the crime is finally within an inch of being brought to light.
Although this film offers moments of black comedy, be warned that it's not for the squeamish! This film set off a wave of urban crime dramas adapted for cinema, but it remains indisputably the most brutal and disturbing of the lot. Based on true facts, The Untold Story features a "made in Hong Kong" psycho-killer, who gets rid of his victims by using their bodies for meat in dim sum (delicious little dumplings). The film made Anthony Wong the most fearsome actor in the city for his role as the blood-thirsty lunatic, characters which are now his specialty. Amidst widespread surprise, he won a Hong Kong film award that year for his creepy performance. Horror movies as we know them in the West don't really exist in Hong Kong, so The Untold Story is a great opportunity for curious viewers to find out how people on the other side of the world like to scare each other. An evening that will haunt you for a long time.
In a riveting performance that won him 1993's Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Anthony Wong stars as the owner/chef of the Eight Immortals Restaurant, where the original owner and his family mysteriously disappears. As the police, led by Danny Lee, intensifies their investigation, they gradually uncover the shocking truth. Definitely not for the squeamish, THE UNTOLD STORY is also an intelligent character study filled with dark humor touches. And remember it actually happened! WARNING! Not rated. Contains scenes of extreme violence. Absolutely not for viewers under 18 years of age.
|Scriptwriting||:||Law Kam Fai|
|Cinematography||:||Cho Wai Kei|
|Art Direction||:||Ma Kwong Wing|
|Music Score||:||Wong Bong|
|Wong Park Man|
|Kwan Bo-Wai Emily|
|Lee Wah Yuet Julie|
|Kei Ka Fat|
|Executive Producer||:||Yeung Dang Fooi|
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