|INSANITY producer Derek Yee and director Lee Kuan Yew have confidence in the box office
|In INSANITY Sean Lau plays a schizophrenia patient with a high IQ but severely violent tendency, Huang Xiaoming plays the doctor
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|Huang Xiaoming, Derek Yee, Sean Lau
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The Derek Yee Tung Sing produced, new director Lee Kuan Yew also written film INSANITY (BO FUNG YU) starred Sean Lau Ching Wan, Huang Xiaoming and Fiona Sit Hoi Kei. The subject was mental illness. In the film Ching Wan had schizophrenia, after killing his wife he accepted treatment from the Huang Xiaoming played doctor then returned to society. After that a series of murders took place and began a sequence of thrilling and intense stories.
Lee Kuan Yew this time chose mental illness as the subject because he was very curious about it. In the past ten years this type of events frequently happened. This film also spent three to four years on research because many mental illnesses had no conclusion in the medical world. He especially liked mysteries.
When Yee Tung Sing directed THE LUNATICS (DIN LO JING JUEN) he had a very hard time finding investors. This time Lee Kuan Yew ran into script inspection issues in the same manner. Yee Tung Sing offered a helping hand. Yee Tung Sing said that if this film could not go into production, he definitely would want to die. After reading the script, he believed that finding a investor would not be too hard. Now the Mainland started to open up for the subject, if the mental patient promoted violence it would be very hard to approve. Yet it was about social problems, mental illness' basic element came from stress, the Mainland society actually was very stressful. The film showed concern and not out to shock and awe. Thus it passed inspection in the end.
Speaking of the actors Lau Ching Wan and Huang Xiaoming, Lee Kuan Yew admitted that sometimes the shoot would have miscalculations and they had to wait. However Ching Wan never acted up. Once Ching Wan after changing had to wait for five to six hours. He asked the assistant director to relay to him that he miscalculated, but Ching Wan replied, "Don't be crazy! A film production of course requires waiting, work comes first!" He admitted that Ching Wan's understanding touched me a lot. Yee Tung Sing first revealed that Ching Wa was very "indecisive". "He is quite troublesome, just like (Tony) Leung Chiu Wai. When you ask them they would say 'no', they are quite indecisive!" He pointed out that Ching Wan was the "pillar that settled the sea" because he drove the production on the set. He also praised Huang Xiaoming for his very steady performance. His internal performance was very well measured.
Sit Hoi Kei in the film played Huang Xiaoming's girlfriend. Lee Kuan Yew actually was Sit Hoi Kei's classmate at the university, but he was a super senior. He praised that Sit Hoi Kei's performance was very natural and smart. During voice work he felt that she was very smart and detailed oriented.