From the creators of the renowned Infernal Affairs trilogy and the award-winning Protégé comes this highly anticipated nail-biting cop drama. In this suspenseful action movie, personal privacy and responsible ethics are threatened by the use of new surveillance technologies in the name of law enforcement and financial security.
Overheard centres on an investigation of insider trading in Hong Kong, led by Johnny Leung (Lau Ching-Wan) at the Commercial Crime Intelligence Bureau. On the team are his long-time friend and former mentor, veteran sergeant Gene Yeung (Louis Koo), and Max Lam (Daniel Wu), an ambitious rookie. After tediously recording hours of mundane conversations, Yeung and Lam intercept crucial insider information. They then face a dilemma: would they seize this chance to profit from it or would they prove themselves to be ethical cops? Would their boss suspect any wrongdoing or would he be too busy with his own personal problems? The battle between greed and morality is not as black-and-white as it seems, and decisions entail far-reaching, dire consequences.
Set amid the rooftops of urban Hong Kong, Overheard interlaces high-tension drama with heart-stopping action sequences such as a car chase on the Ngong Shuen Chau Bridge, the second-longest suspension bridge in the world.
Writer-director team Mak and Chong’s vivid depiction of corruption in the Hong Kong stock market is ultimately a cautionary tale of human weakness and greed resulting in a ripple effect of unimaginable magnitude that destroys many innocent lives.
– Alice Shih and Heather Keung