Many films as we know in 2020 were delayed, change formats, Chinese crime thriller Sheep Without A Shepherd 误杀 is one of those films. Originally was set to release in UK cinemas last summer Trinity CineAsia are now set to give the film a virtual cinema and Digital release this month.
The film is a remake of 2013 Indian film Drishyam, story of blackmail, murder and corruption. A couple running a small business with their daughters are dragged into a game of wits when one of the girls accidently kills someone who had been blackmailing her. Now find themselves up against the dead boy’s mother who just happens to be a local police chief determined to find his killer.
The film was one of China’s biggest box office hits of 2019 earning nearly $200,0000,000, impressive figure for a feature debut for filmmaker Sam Quah! Check out the trailer…
Li (Xiao Yang, Detective Chinatown) and his wife A Yu (Tan Zhuo, The Bravest) run a small business in Thailand and enjoy a happy home life with their two daughters. When their eldest daughter is violently assaulted, blackmailed and left traumatised by another student, her parents intervene, leading to a dead body which needs to be hidden, and every trace of the boy buried to cover up the accident.
However, the missing boy’s parents, dogged detective La Wen (Joan Chen, Marco Polo, Lust, Caution) and mayoral candidate Du Peng (Philip Keung, Blind Detective) are pushing the local police to turn over every rock to find the truth, stopping at nothing until their missing son is found.
A remarkable directorial debut from filmmaker Sam Quah, Sheep Without A Shepherd boasts incredible performances and a tense and emotionally riveting story, making it a must-see and compelling new thriller.
The film stars Joan Chen, Zhuo Tan, Yang Xiao, Philip Keung.
Trinity CineAsia presents Sheep Without A Shepherd released in virtual cinemas and screening as part of Chinese Cinema Season from 12th April. Then released on 26th April the film will be released on Digital (iTunes)