Hong Kong actress Charlie Young, star of Ashes of Time, Seven Swords and most recently Cold War, is soon to unveil Christmas Rose, her directorial debut. Produced by Tsui Hark and Jacob Cheung, and starring Aaron Kwok, Gwei Lun Mei, Chang Chen, Xia Yu and Qin Hailu, it looks to be a hard-hitting and high-stakes legal thriller, judging from the first teaser and synopsis below.
Here's the synopsis:
Tim (Kwok) is a defence attorney with a heart of gold. Refusing to be simply a hired gun for his clients, he quits his high-powered job to become a prosecutor for the Justice Department.With the support of fiancee Megan and cop buddy Nam (Liu Kai Chi), Tim decides to start afresh.
When he meets a handicapped piano teacher, Jing (Gwei), who urges him to help her. She is accusing her doctor, Zhou (Chang) a renowned surgeon of sexual harassment during a routine check-up. But with no witnesses and only their own conflicting testimonies, a Rashomon-like mystery unfolds.
To make matters worse, Zhou's defence attorney, Freddy, is Tim's successor at his old law firm, and proves to be Tim's toughest opponent to-date. As a media frenzy encircles the case, it slowly destroys the lives of everyone involved.