Elisa’s Day movie review: Hong Kong drama, starring Ronald Cheng and Hanna Chan, finds tragic story in true-crime roots

//Elisa’s Day movie review: Hong Kong drama, starring Ronald Cheng and Hanna Chan, finds tragic story in true-crime roots

Elisa’s Day movie review: Hong Kong drama, starring Ronald Cheng and Hanna Chan, finds tragic story in true-crime roots

3/5 starsTragedy spawns tragedy in this debut feature from Hong Kong writer-director Alan Fung Chi-hang, who was inspired by a true-life crime-of-passion case from the 1990s for his screenplay. Rather than treating the sensationalist content as a climactic moment to build his story towards, Fung takes a deliberate approach to the character-driven drama, which is admirable for its narrative ambition, albeit not entirely successful in execution.After a brief opening scene in which former police…

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