Mad Detective

Shen tan

90 mins
7.4 / 10 (1128)


The film centers on Bun (Lau Ching-Wan), a schizophrenic, former police inspector who comes out of retirement to help a rookie detective (Andy On) solve a complex murder case, involving a missing colleague and a suspected policeman (Lam Ka-Tung) suffering from a multiple personality disorder.

MUBI's take

Ask a hardcore action fan, and Hong Kong’s Johnnie To is one of the most talented filmmakers working today. His latest, Blind Detective, was a favorite at Cannes, where it had a midnight screening. Check out its “mad” predecessor—a perfect introduction to To’s widescreen brilliance!

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