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A cowardly and struggling artist-turned-criminal named Lee Man is extradited from a prison in Thailand to Hong Kong to help the police track down a mysterious and fearsome criminal genius known only as Painter. After initially refusing to talk, the police let Lee Man see a former girlfriend who tells him that Painter has killed her lover and wants to take her life, too. This eventually seems to convince him to spill the beans to the police. He explains how when he was a struggling artist in Canada, Painter convinced him to join a counterfeit United States dollar printing ring – using Lee Man’s advanced copying skills. Lee Man goes on to explain how he eventually joined Painter’s gang, having already lost everything he ever held dear – but eventually found he had bitten off far more than he could chew. However, as Lee Man reluctantly remembers his time in the criminal gang, the plot begins to thicken – and he continues to warn off the terrible retribution that will befall him if Painter learns he is cooperating with the police. Where and who is Painter, and will the police find him... before it’s too late? (Source: Viki) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Português (Brasil)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 173 users)
  • Ranked: #5197
  • Popularity: #13978
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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2 people found this review helpful
Jan 23, 2022
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Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
From the start it reminded me of another older movie I’d seen. And by the end, it reminded me of it a lot. This spoiled the effect. Otherwise it would have seemed highly original and I probably would have loved it.

The plot is complicated and at one point it goes to full on action mode. It could have been stronger with fewer elements, just concentrating on making those as strong as possible. Still, this is a good crime movie for those who been spoiled by watching the other one that inspired it.

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  • Movie: Project Gutenberg
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2018
  • Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 173 users)
  • Ranked: #5197
  • Popularity: #13978
  • Watchers: 373

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