A young policeman investigates the mysterious death of the director of Guangzhou’s municipal building commission, but when he uncovers ties between the world of business, politics and crime, he is pulled off the case. Carrying on the investigation on his own, he becomes entangled in a lethal pursuit of the truth. Using the film noir genre as a means to tackle the cynicism and greed of modern Chinese capitalism, critically acclaimed director Lou Ye has made a stylish and kinetic thriller about the brutal nature of the vast social changes sweeping his homeland.
En ung politimann etterforsker det mystiske dødsfallet til direktøren for bygningsetaten i Guangzhou i arthouseregissør Lou Yes nye film. THE SHADOW PLAY er en stemningsfull og kinetisk film noir om kynismen i den løpske kapitalismen og de drastiske sosiale forandringene som preger dagens Kina.