No doubt many will see this film for its martial arts and action sequences, but it is also quite effective as a murder mystery. Detective Dee approaches the case like any seasoned private investigator would: assume that everyone — including your client — is lying to you but that clues to the truth are buried somewhere within the lies being told. As a bonus: it is visually stunning.
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