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Film Review: No Such Person (查無此人) (2024) - Hong Kong

Andrew Chan

Film Review: No Such Person (查無此人) (2024) - Hong Kong

Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)

“No Such Person” is an exceptional Hong Kong film that surpasses expectations with its low-budget production. Directed by Christopher Sun, the movie combines elements of mistaken identity, murder mystery, and social commentary to deliver a captivating and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

Kaylee Yu shines in her portrayal of “fake Amber” whose life takes an unexpected turn within a subdivided apartment complex. Terry Zou also delivers a commendable performance as Ray, the veterinarian and landlord, bringing intrigue to the story. The supporting cast of Himmy Wong, Odilia Chan, Christy Lai, and Winnie Chan enrich the film with fresh new talent, adding depth and authenticity to their respective characters.

Despite its limited resources, “No Such Person” maximises its atmospheric setting and cinematography to create a gritty and claustrophobic environment that reflects the struggles faced by its characters. The film effectively addresses relevant social concerns, shedding light on the lives of marginalized individuals living in subdivided apartments, while seamlessly intertwining these issues with a suspenseful murder mystery.

Christopher Sun's direction is skillful, maintaining a steady pace that keeps the audience engaged throughout the film. He adeptly weaves together multiple plot threads, gradually unraveling the mystery while maintaining tension and intrigue.

In conclusion, “No Such Person” is an exceptional Hong Kong film that combines an intriguing plot, strong performances, and relevant social commentary. The film offers a thought-provoking exploration of mistaken identity and societal struggles. Christopher Sun's direction elevates the film, making it a compelling and memorable cinematic experience.

I rated it 8/10

Reviewed in Cinemas, Hong Kong

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