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The Sparring Partner

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The Sparring Partner (2022)

135 min - Crime, Drama - 27 October 2022
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Adapted from a sensational real-life case in 2013, the intricate story begins when a young man partners with his friend to murder and dismember his parents. Pleading not guilty, the defense attorneys soon turn on each other, as the defendants play the devil and idiot game. Meanwhile, heated debates emerge inside the jury room, where nine jurors grapple with the truth.

Director:  Ho Cheuk-Tin
Writers:  Frankie Tam, Yip Wai-ping, Thomas Leung Wing-ho

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Adapted from a sensational real-life case in 2013, the intricate story begins when a young man partners with his friend to murder and dismember his parents. Pleading not guilty, the defense attorneys soon turn on each other, as the defendants play the devil and idiot game. Meanwhile, heated debates emerge inside the jury room, where nine jurors grapple with the truth.


Collections: Ho Cheuk-Tin

Tagline: Based on the crime and trial that rocked Asia.

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  27 October 2022

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Runtime:  2 h 15 min

Inspired by a shocking true story from 2013, this complex narrative unfolds as a young man collaborates with a friend to brutally kill and dismember his parents. As the defendants plead not guilty, their defense attorneys find themselves at odds, entangled in a diabolical game of manipulation. Simultaneously, intense discussions arise within the jury room, where nine jurors struggle to uncover the truth.

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