With Prisoners

Based on a true Hong Kong story, With Prisoners is set in a detention center for offenders aged 14 to 24. Inmates are subjected to daily physical and mental abuse.

Young gang leader Fan is jailed for a minor conflict with a police officer and attempts to kill himself on the third day of his detention due to the staff's cruel treatment. Fan is rescued from his suicide attempt, and decides to endure his incarceration in order to visit his ill grandmother upon release. Throughout the rest of his detention, he witnesses and experiences insults from the staff, as well as the mysterious death of an inmate, while the truth is likely to remain unknown to the outside world.

  • Andrew WONG Kwok-Kuen
    Director
  • WONG Chi Pong
    Writer
  • Andrew WONG Kwok-Kuen
    Writer
  • Tony LEUNG Hung-Wah
    Producer
  • Daniel CHAN Yee-Heng
    Producer
  • Neo YAU Hawk-Sau
    Key Cast
  • Kelvin KWAN Chor-Yiu
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    同囚
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
    Hong Kong
  • Language:
    Chinese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Andrew WONG Kwok-Kuen

Film enthusiast Andrew Wong joined the film industry in 1999 and has been the assistant director in numerous films. After years of waiting for the one single script that he would like to direct and two years of preparation, With Prisoners became his directorial debut.

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Director Statement

As our world and social system decay, our values and sense of justice are altered without us even realizing it. Living in such an environment is similar to being in a prison. It is not easy to rebel, while the cost of doing so is often underestimated.