A Shadow Over the Chateau
Dir / Scr: Tu Guangqi
Prod: Tong Yuejuan Prod Co.: Hsin Hwa
Cast: Mu Hong, Lo Wei, Lin Jing, Chen Youxin, Yang Wenkai
1960 / B&W / D Beta / Mandarin / 104min
One night, a business tycoon is shot by a mysterious murderer, and he dies in front of his wife Weizhu (Mu Hong). The tycoon’s secretary Mr. Wang (Lo Wei) tells Weizhu to stay in the mansion for her own safety, effectively locking her in. Doubting Wang’s motives, Weizhu and her maid secretly begin their own investigation. Director Tu Guangqi uses the camera to make the audience a participating investigator in this Hitchcockian mystery, set inside the luxurious mansion. The film appears to be giving us all the clues to find the murderer, but the murderer may well be manipulating behind the scenes, controlling everything we see!
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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