courtesy of takungpao.com
Nicholas Tse Ting Fung after THE BEAST STALKER (JING YUN) again worked with Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Liu Kai Chi on THE STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN), which will be released on August 26. Ting Fung this time changed his way and took a beating without returning fire, just like a weakling. He stated that he was very happy about such a breakthrough.
In the film Ting Fung was just released from prison and went straight to Temple street to find his little sister in hopes of saving her from life on the streets but was viciously beaten. Although Ting Fung was used to fight scenes, this time he was taking a beating and could not fight back. He said, "This small time character isn't any hero, he only is a street crossing rat. Anyone can casually hit him and yell at him, which is very tragic." In the scene four or five gang members ganged up on Ting Fung. Although he could only plead, "Don't hit me!" he also felt it was a lot of fun. Because he has always played characters who would fight back, the first time to the contrary was very fresh to him.
Playing Ting Fung's sister this time was Sherman Chung Shu Man. She played a miserable prostitute whose only relative left was her brother Ting Fung. When she saw her brother taking a beating in order to save her, she cried in a panic. She recalled, "At the time I was very upset,
after the director yelled 'cut' I still couldn't stop sobbing. Maybe I was in the character too deep. When I saw Ting Fung was beating into a bloody pulp because of me, that helplessness made my heart ache." Although this scene made her lose control, her performance was also very natural because of it. Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin also praised her performance as mature and believed that she had certain potential in the film industry.