Web of Deception (1989)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Cinematographer-turned-director David Chung Chi-man spins this taut homage to Alfred Hitchcock. The film opens with high-powered lawyer Jane (Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia) receiving a blackmail letter from someone threatening to reveal some creative accounting she did a few years back to get out of debt. In the process of immigrating to Canada, she immediately suspects her assistant May (Pauline Wong Siu-fung) whom she refused to take along with her. Jane has May shred all documents related to her crime, but along the way May learns that Jane herself is blackmailing Mimi (Elizabeth Lee Mei-fung) and stashing piles of cash in her luxe home. Later, May's childhood friend Queenie has learned that her twin sister Catherine (Joey Wang Tsu-hsien) has just gotten out of jail and is deep in debt. May soon comes up with a way to dig up some cash fast.

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lawyer, secretary, doppelganger, debt