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Emperor Motion Picture INTEGRITY (LIM JING FUNG WON YIN MOK) as of last night at 10PM reached HK$ 27.98 million at the box office. The film's share of explosions, shootings, car chases left the audience breathless, but many questions about the key witness Nick Cheung Ka Fai still lingered. From the start when Ka Fai escaped from the hotel and flew to Australia, he already put all the criminal evidence that he knew on an USB and gave it to ICAC's Sean Lau Ching Wan. Only when Ching Wan arranged for Ka Fai to be the informant, ICAC had no idea! Ching Wan even kept breaking laws on his investigation. Would Ka Fai's undercover identity be recognized?
Director Alan Mak Siu Fai stated that Ka Fai's undercover identity absolutely would not be valid. He said, "Official undercover would have related documents for record and would be accepted legally!" During the trial Ching Wan privately came in contact with two important witnesses, which Mak Siu Fai said that he absolutely could not in real life. "If he runs into them then there is nothing he can do, the law and the investigation has a line. One scene in the film is very memorable for me. Fong Chung Shun in the film tells Ching Wan, he risks everything to investigate the case. That is already greed."
As for another ICAC employee Anthony Ho Yuen Tung while looking for important figures watched closed circuit television replay without batting an eye. He appeared to be somewhat neurotic. Was it a character design or a disorder? Mak Siu Fai said, "There are people like this in the world, some people don't get it. Actually back then the university accepted two students, one was Ching Wan and the other was Ho Yuen Tung. Later they both worked at ICAC. Ho Yuen Tung believed in data, very smart, had great memory, so he would use his data on everything. I believe such a person exist so putting him into the character would be very interesting!"
Ho Yuen Tung talked about his character's neurosis and resistance toward Ching Wan. "I feel that he has no reason to be so afraid of Ching Wan either. When I read the script I joked with Director Mak, saying that I probably had a crush of his wife Lam Ka Yun so I would act like that. However in the end we didn't go too in depth into studying everyone's relationship! Speaking of neurosis, at first I worried that people would say I was stealing the spotlight or being too exaggerated. However I think under such a high stress environment like ICAC, someone with such neurosis would appear."