THE latest entry into Hong Kong’s popular Overheard series will be released in select Australian cinemas this week and we’ve got tickets to give away for it! Hieu Chau explains how you can score some passes.
Unlike most movie series these days, Hong Kong’s Overheard doesn’t have a story that progresses with each new sequel. With each new entry into the series comes a new story, though the idea and core cast remain the same.
The series, which sees each film deal with some level of corporate espionage, sees returning stars Louis Koo, Daniel Wu and Lau Ching-Wan in completely different roles and also adds further star-power in Chinese actress, Zhou Xun, who makes her debut in the series.
The third film in the series involves dealings in land/property development. After spending five years in jail for murdering a rural land tycoon, Louis Koo’s character, Law, returns to find that his victim’s corporation has grown exponentially by shady means. During his time in prison, Law meets computer whiz Joe who agrees to help him spy on the company and bring them to justice.
Despite its dealings in white-collar crime, Overheard 3 still has shades of action though overall its tone is much closer to that of famous Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs (remade in America by Martin Scorsese as The Departed).
For Melbourne residents, you can catch Overheard 3 at Village Cinemas Century City and Hoyts Chadstone. Be sure to check back regularly at their respective websites to ensure that sessions will be running.
Overheard 3 opens in select Australian cinemas on May 29. For the full list of participating cinemas, head over to the film’s official page on Magnum Films’ website.
We’ve got five double passes to giveaway to lucky readers intent on seeing Overheard 3! To win, simply enter the competition below and you could be in the running to see the film!