This is a Hong Kong film in Cantonese, Mandarin and some English. It tells the tale of Inspector Li who gets called in to investigate a robbery. It is from the Police HQ safe, the culprit has then torched the place. He has been easily caught, since he is their star uniformed copper. In interrogation he reveals he can not remember anything since he has been hypnotised.
Jack Li then seeks out a former police hypnology expert. He is currently being incarcerated for the manslaughter of someone who threatened his wife .Jack Li thinks he can be useful as he not only says he knows who the hypnotist is, but was actually taught by him. He then gets him released, but even when he is being strictly guarded, he seems to be able to `disappear' at will. They soon work out that the theft from the police station was in connection with an auction of two ancient Egyptian gems, that are worth millions.
So this is a cops and robbers, heist, car chase, kidnap and psychological war fare film. There are sub plots a plenty, including missing persons, who are all linked to the players. Everyone seems to have a dark secret from their past, that they have not dealt with and the police are truly inept for the majority of the film. There are some great stunts, great camera work and cinematography and some sterling performances.
The plot is original and not schmaltzy, although some of the action is signposted, most of it is not and you will be kept guessing. It runs to over two hours, but you really won't notice as there is enough, action. Plot development and tension to keep you hooked. Thus stars Leon Lai Ming (Ken the hypnotist), Ekin Cheng Yee -Kin (Inspector Jack Li) and Kar Yan Lam as Brenda the girlfriend cop of Jack. It gets 6/10 on IMDb, but I think it's is far better, If you like Asian cinema especially the action kind, then this will not disappoint.