That Demon Within

That Demon Within

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Ghoulish psychodrama from Chinese auteur Dante Lam, set amongst Hong Kong tenements, funeral parlours and graveyards. Based on a real criminal case then steeped in folklore, That Demon Within turns a policeman’s Jekyll-and-Hyde battle into an exploration of the evil in everyone. More

Dave Wong (Daniel Wu), a dutiful police constable, is wracked with doubt after he saves the life of notorious and ruthless killer Hon Kong (Nick Cheung). His actions come back to haunt him when Hon later leads his gang in an armed robbery that leaves dozens dead or injured.

2014Rating: MA15+112 minsHong KongCantonese
Dante Lam ('The Stool Pigeon', 'The Beast Stalker')
Wai Lun NgDante Lam
Daniel WuNick CheungAndy OnKa Wah LamKuan-Chun Chi

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Action auteur Dante Lam delivers his darkest work to date... one where violence is not just graphic but ugly, and Hong Kong symbolically comes to resemble a charnel house.

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A cagey mixture of action and horror, with a standout performance from Daniel Wu.

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That Demon Within | Release Details

That Demon Within is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.