Friday, November 17, 2006


Confession of Pain”, Media Asia Films’ grand finale this year, is a HK$80m production co-produced by Media Asia, Hong Kong’s Sil-Metropole, Japan’s Avex and Beijing’s Polybona Films. The “Infernal Affairs” creative trio, including co-directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, with scriptwriter Felix Chong, will collaborate again on this film. The stellar cast features the hottest screen idols in Asia, including Cannes winner Tony Leung Chiu-wai, pop icon Takeshi Kaneshiro, Golden Horse-winning actress Shu Qi, Hundred Flowers winner Xu Jinglei, and Golden Horse nominee Chapman To.

A regular in Andrew Lau’s films since “Infernal Affairs”, Chapman To is a renowned trickster on location, often bringing laughter to crew members and his female co-stars. When the film was lensed at a brand new five-star hotel in Central recently, To attempted to break the ice with his reserved co-star Xu Jinglei. He began with his famous rubber band magic trick, which appeared in his previous film “Isabella”. It soon caught Xu’s attention and the actress was aspired to learn it. When she attempted and failed continuously, director Andrew Lau finally exposed To’s devious plan that he had withheld a key step so Xu would never succeed! The trickster’s mission had accomplished.

The official poster of “Confession of Pain” is out in theatres, and it features leading men Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Takeshi Kaneshiro in their respective roles -- Leung as a shady officer in the Organized Crime Division, and Kaneshiro as an alcoholic private detective. The production of this magnificent poster is as meticulous as the film itself, as it requires the two actors to spend an entire day posing for the camera. Being the professionals as always, Leung and Kaneshiro got into their characters quickly, and the audience would undoubtedly sense the tingling simply from the poster, as it foretells the immaculate showdown between two of Asia’s greatest screen icons!

You can see the official poster on our webpage:

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