Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明

Insanity (暴疯语) (2014)

Insanity (暴疯语)

Director:  David Lee, Lee Kuan Yew  


Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明)
Lau Ching-Wan
Fiona Sit
Alex Fong Chung-Sun
Paw Hee-Ching
Michelle Ye
Xian Seli
Fredric Mao
Michelle Wai
Alien Sun


Huang Xiaoming with Sean Lau Ching-wan

Also Known As:
Bao Feng Yu
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Drama, Thriller

Production start: September 2013


Hong Kong veteran filmmaker Derek Yee is turning mentor for his latest project, shepherding first-time writer-director Lee Kuan Yew through psychological thriller Insanity. Huang Xiaoming is set to star, as a young hotshot psychiatrist, who comes face to face with a violent yet devilishly intelligent psychopath, played by Lau Ching Wan. 
While this is Lee's first time in the director's chair, he is already a well-known and respected member of Hong Kong's film industry, serving as Assistant Director for Tsui Hark, Andrew Lau and Derek Yee himself over the years.
Lee apparently first showed the script for Insanity to Yee in 2008, and has spent the past five years reworking it to meet Yee's expectations. Clearly the veteran director behind One Nite In Mongkok, Protege and The Great Magician is now confident that Lee's script is strong enough, and is giving him a shot at directing the film too.
Produced by Bona Film Group, Insanity also stars Fiona Sit, Paw Hee Ching, Alex Fong, Michelle Ye and Michelle Wai and is currently shooting in Hong Kong for a 2014 release. (by Twitch Film)

Huang Xiaoming will play psychiatrist Li Yaowen, who is in charge of providing medical treatment for his mentally ill patient, Fan Guowen, played by Sean. Fan Guowen had previously murdered his wife, and when he lapses again, Yaowen is pressured to conceal the truth, even if doing so places his beloved daughter in danger.

BAO FENG YU will be helmed by newbie director David Lee (see photo below), who is under the mentorship of director/screenwriter Derek Yee. Other members of the cast include Fiona Sit, Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Paw Hee-Ching, Michelle Ye, Bonnie Xian(pictured below), Fredric Mao, and Michelle Wai. The movie is currently filming in Hong Kong and is scheduled for a 2014 release (by F! Yeah Huang Xiaoming)


Distribution Workshop just dropped a cache of marketing materials for Insanity, the Derek Yee-produced psychological thriller written and directed by David Lee Kuan Yew. We first reported on the project when it was announced back in October 2013. Lee apparently spent five years developing the script to meet his producer's expectations, which pits Huang Xiaoming's hotshot psychiatrist against Lau Ching Wan's intelligent psychopath. 

Nina Paw, Alex Fong, Michelle Ye and Michelle Wai also star and the film is slated for an April 2015 domestic release, which places it as a likely target to premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in March. Below you can find the film's poster, together with a selection of stills portraying the principals - Paw in particular - embodying the film's title in intriguing fashion. You can also check out the film's first teaser trailer, which doesn't give away too many plot details, but seems to be making full use of its top drawer cast.

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