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The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin!

The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin’s bullet, or, it can be the lotion of the heart Norman Parkinson oh! … background The Assassin is loosely based on “Niè Yǐnniáng” is a short story written in Classical Chinese by Pei Xing, a core text in Chinese swordsmanship and wuxia fiction. Pei Zing was a Chinese writer who lived during the Tang Dynasty. The story is set in …

A trial without witnesses, when it involves a criminal matter, is not a true trial!

 The best apology against false accusers is silence and sufferance, and honest deeds set against dishonest words John Milton oh! … brief Kwon Yoo, a former national taekwondo squad member is now an unemployed young guy spending most of his time role-playing or gaming in virtual realities at a local internet café instead of looking for work. He is framed by a psychotic mastermind and is …

The problem with the dead is that they all wanted someone to listen to them!

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To prevent misfortune, families find corpse brides for their deceased sons. They reinforce female skeletons with metal wires, dress them and bury them next to the man. Helen Bobat, 2017 oh! … background This film is centred around a traditional Chinese practice of marriage to dead people. In Chinese tradition, a ‘ghost marriage’ “pinyin” or “minghun” which literally mean ‘spirit marriage’, is a marriage in …

Souls recognize each other by the way they feel, not the way they look!

I was born on the night of Samhain, when the barrier between the worlds is whisper-thin and when magic, old magic, sings its heady and sweet song to anyone who cares to hear it Carolyn MacCullough, Once A Witch oh! … background This kdrama is based on the lives of historical figures of the Joseon Dynasty. Royal physician Heo Jun (1539 – 1615) is one of …

The Four III (2014)

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The power to investigate is a great public trust  Emanuel Celler oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The Four II and the third, The Four III followed in 2013 …

The Four II (2013)

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Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate  Marcus Aurelias oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The Four II and the third, The Four …

The Four (2012)

Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game. Blake Edwards oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The …