New images from Tsui Hark’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame


Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Indomina has released new images from Tsui Hark’s new period action thriller Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, which will be screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Detective Dee stars Andy Lau, Carina Lau and Bingbing Li, and features action choreography by Hong Kong film icon Sammo Hung.

Here’s the public screening schedule for Detective Dee:

  • Thursday, April 21, 8:30 pm, AV7-03, 1st Screening
    AMC Village 7 (AV7)-66 Third Avenue at 11th Street
  • Friday, April 22, 3:00 pm, AV7-01, 2nd Screening
    AMC Village 7 (AV7)- 66 Third Avenue at 11th Street
  • Thursday, April 28, 9:30 pm, CCC-06, 3rd Screening
    Chelsea Clearview Cinemas (CCC)-260 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)

A period epic from genre master Tsui Hark (Seven Swords), Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is an action-packed, visually breathtaking Sherlock Holmes-style mystery starring some of China’s top acting talent: Andy Lau, Bingbing Li, Carina Lau, and Tony Leung Ka-fai. Nominated for Best Special Effects at the 2011 Asian Film Awards and stunningly choreographed by master Sammo Hung, this intricately plotted whodunit is set in an exquisitely realized steampunk version of ancient China.

On the eve of her coronation as Empress (Carina Lau, 2046), China’s most powerful woman is haunted by a chilling murder mystery: seven men under her command have burst into flames, leaving behind only black ash and skeletal bones. Recognizing this threat to her power, she turns to the infamous Dee Renjie (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs, House Of Flying Daggers): a man whose unparalleled wisdom is matched only by his martial arts skills. As he battles a series of bizarre dangers, he unveils a chilling truth that places his life, and the future of an entire dynasty, in peril.

Check out the images below.