The Sparring Partner

The Sparring Partner

Adapted from a sensational 2013 parricide in Hong Kong, Henry Cheung partners up with his friend Angus Tong to murder and dismember his parents. In the courtroom, two veteran lawyers Wilson Ng and Carrie Yau attempt to defend the pair who plead not guilty. The prosecutor Allen Chu suggests the murder was a calculated move for money. But the plot thickens when Ng and Yau begin to present their case, and when Tong rebutts all accusations on his own. The truth becomes more elusive as the defendants play the role of ‘genius’ and ‘idiot’ in court. In the breakroom, discussions between the nine jury members spiral into debates of right and wrong.


Before the screening on June 10, Ron Ma – independent film programmer – will provide a small introduction to the film.


➠ ALERT! This film contains harmful images for children up to the age of 16 and is therefore only accessible to people aged 16 and older. Studio/K is legally obliged to deny access to this film to children under the age of 16. Tickets purchased online cannot be returned. We reserve the right to ask for your ID.


Regie: Ho Cheuk Tin

Cast: Alan Yeung, Mak Pui Tung, Louisa So, Michael Chow

Land: Hong Kong

Speelduur: 138 min

Taal: Cantonese

Ondertiteling: English / Chinese

Jaar: 2022


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