FIRE OF CONSCIENCE 《火龙》 Movie Preview. STOMPING through a FURNACE of BASHINGS, BLASTINGS and BLAZINGS.
For one, this film is a real blast.
DANTE LAM, Hong Kong action film director is surely setting the screen afire.
Mind you, with an apt title like FIRE OF CONSCIENCE this one is going to be a sizzling hot platter.
The mood and tone is scorchingly fiery: an edgy plot, plenty of flying bullets, well crafted explosions, scheming policemen pitting action against action to outdo one another – ensures this feature would be a mesmerizing, absorbing police thriller.
So danger lives closer than you think.
Specially in Hong Kong filmdom, whenever the script calls for a friend, always count in a foe alongside.
Where good cops dwell, corrupt officers also linger.
When the system breaks down it’s the good cops versus the bad ones.
Welcome to the world of celluloid drama.
Producers abide by a sure-proof formula.
FIRE OF CONSCIENCE ignites the excitement onscreen and goes helter-skelter deep with the explosive police mayhem.
The film director provides plenty of choreographed action, playing precariously with the bullets, multiple explosions, car and alley chasing, guaranteed to have your eyes scorched on the screen and you clinging onto your seat.
The story starts off with a disillusioned cop called MANFRED FONG (LEON LAI) who has to deal with the pain of the past, having lost his zest for living after the unexpected demise of his wife.
He adorns a dishevelled craggy appearance, plodding on in self-pity, hitting the bottle and earning the irk of his superiors.
Enter KEE (RITCHIE REN) an illustrious cop from the Narcotic Bureau and their path crosses whilst investigating the murder of a prostitute.
KEE is smooth and slick and is everything that FONG is not.
But when the plot thickens, we discover that KEE has another agenda on his mind when he befriends FONG, that of an underlining devious ulterior motive.
Now we have two hard-boiled cops with two different mind sets.
DANTE LAM boldly takes us through a maze of unscrupulous weapon dealers and bomb makers to feast our eyes on powerful weaponry and grisly explosions.
CORRUPTION and RAGE are set aflame in FIRE OFCONSCIENCE.
LEON LAI is more than competent this time round as a tortuous policeman thirsty for vengeance.
Behold MICHELLE YE, the underrated Hong Kong actress playing FONG’s staunch sidekick in a cameo role. She discards her glamor puss image to play, admirably, a female cop who challenges the system by putting her life on the line. Despite the short screen time, she provides an alluring relief!
FIRE OF CONSCIENCE promises non-stop adrenaline pumping action.
Trust no one.
In the police force there are hidden doors.
When these are opened, some nightmares can become a reality.
The stakes are high in this epic tale of murder, corruption and obsession.