Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Herman Yau Lai-to spins this notoriously grisly crime yarn based on a real-life case of Wong Chi-hang and his ill-fated venture into the restaurant business. The film opens with Wong (Anthony Wong Chau-sang) fleeing Hong Kong after setting alight a fellow mah-jong player during a major case of sour grapes. Fast-forward ten years, when a bag of severed limbs washes up on the beaches of Macau. When Inspector Lee (Danny Lee) takes over the case, he is inevitably led to the Eight Immortals Restaurant, which Wong manages. After successive beatings from both the cops and fellow prisoners, Wong spills the beans. He gained control of the Eight Immortals after massacring the owner and his entire family. When the cook started getting uppity, he whacked him and turned him into pork buns. Soon numerous others found themselves as the daily special. Anthony Wong won best actor for his effort as the sociopathic cannibal restaurateur.
business, businessperson, feud, homicidal-maniac, massacre, police-investigation, psychopath, restaurant, serial-killer