Guilt By Design

(催眠 · 裁決)




Chinese American Film Festival- Golden Angel Award (Outstanding Films)



Inspired by a Hollywood classic but set in contemporary Hong Kong, the action thriller Guilt By Design is written and directed by the trio of Lai Siu-kwan (God Bless All Parents), Sze Pak-lam and Liu Yong-tai. Starring in the leading role of a psychiatrist specialising in hypnotism is award-winning Hong Kong acting legend Nick Cheung (The Stool Pigeon, Beast Stalker) who is supported by Zhang Han (Meteor Shower, Here to Heart) and Elaine Jin (Love Unto Waste, Port of Call).


A murder case involving the prominent Lin family has caused a sensation in Hong Kong. The 18-year-old majority shareholder in the Lin family’s multi-billion-dollar conglomerate, Lin Ziying, is charged with the murder of her uncle. A member of the jury in the murder trial, Xu Lisheng (Cheung), a renowned psychiatrist and hypnotist, receives a video indicating that his daughter has been kidnapped. The message is chilling. In exchange for her life, he must hypnotise all members of the jury in order to find the defendant guilty. 



Nick Cheung, Zhang Han, Elaine Jin, Kent Cheng

Director: Lai Siu-kwan, Sze Pak-lam, Liu Yong-tai
Duration (min) : 94 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action, Crime
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English





Worldwide except China

Hong Kong, China