After their wildly successful film Overheard, which opened the Reel Asian Film Festival in 2009, directors Alan Mak and Felix Chong have returned, alongside actors Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu. Their latest offering, Overheard 2, is a thrilling new suspense story about greed and redemption.
Manson Law (Lau), a highly successful stockbroker, is involved in a car accident after realizing someone is following him. Jack Ho (Koo), the lead investigator on the case, discovers that a mysterious man named Joe (Wu) has been watching Law. As more details emerge about the case, the duo draws the attention of the Landlord Club, a powerful group of outlaw brokers led by the elusive Tony (Kenneth Tsang). As Law and Ho hunt Joe and gather information on his ties to the Club, an intricate cat-and-mouse game develops that threatens to bring all of their lives crashing together in a frantic crescendo.
Set in the money-crazed culture of Hong Kong, Overheard 2 is a brilliantly executed thriller with three of the top actors in Hong Kong. Lau, Koo, and Wu all give strong performances as characters trying to overcome the burdens of the past to do the right thing. Under the measured direction of Mak and Chong, the plot’s many twists and turns are accompanied by breathtaking action sequences. Overheard 2 is a classic Hong Kong action thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.
– Vicci Ho