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Johnnie To collaborator delivers HK thriller
Associated Press
2011-03-10 06:03 PM
Johnnie To's priority this year is the mainland Chinese market.

But the acclaimed Hong Kong director is trying to keep up his pipeline of signature local movies by proxy: His frequent collaborator Law Wing-cheong is delivering a small psychological thriller that explores revenge and class tensions.

"Punished," which is scheduled to make its world premiere at the upcoming Hong Kong International Film Festival on April 4, features veteran Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong as a ruthless property tycoon who uses intimidation tactics to confiscate land from local villagers _ only to be humbled after his rebellious daughter is kidnapped and murdered.

Law called the movie a "high-risk project" in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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