The Detective Chinatown series has become one of China’s most popular national entertainment films. “Detective Chinatown 2” received some of the highest word-of-mouth acclaim and grossed approximately 5.8 billion JPY in China on its first day of release.
It was filmed on location in New York City, including the historic New York Public Library, Grand Central Station, Madison Avenue, and even Times Square, resulting in an extraordinary film.
In addition to the Chinese detective duo played by Chinese stars Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran, the film also stars Satoshi Tsumabuki as Japanese detective Noda, appearing in “Detective Chinatown 3”.
Xiao Yang also stars, showcasing his comedic skills, which are sure to be a laugh riot! Xiao Yang also gave a great performance in “Sheep Without a Shepherd” (scheduled to be released on Friday, July 16), a perfect crime movie that became one of China’s biggest hits.
The film also includes the first appearance of “CRIMASTER,” an app dedicated to detectives that also appeared in “Detective Chinatown 3”, and “Q” – the number one ranked detective in the world!
The poster for the Japanese version of the film shows the four main characters with their backs facing us, in a provocative pose against the New York City skyline backdrop.
Don’t miss the brilliant deductions of the genius and idiot detective duo, who surround New York City with laughter!
Director/Screenplay: Chen Sicheng
Cast: Wang Baoqiang, Liu Haoran, Xiao Yang, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Shang Yuxian, Wang Xun, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Michael Pitt
Distributor: Team Joy @ Wanda Media Co., Ltd. 2018|China|Chinese, English｜DCP｜Color｜121 min HP: toujingai-nyc-movie.com
Chinese detective genius, Qin Feng (Liu Haoran), is invited to his uncle’s wedding, Tang Ren (Wang Baoqiang), and heads to New York, USA.
However, the wedding is a complete lie, and Tang Ren’s goal is to get him to participate in the “World’s Greatest Detective Competition” with a prize of 5 million dollars at stake.
The contest is to find the perpetrator of a bizarre murder, in which the grandson of a China Town mafia member was slaughtered.
The world’s top-ranked detectives on “CRIMASTER,” a detective application, gather from worldwide to solve the mystery of the case for the prize money.
However, this case is just the beginning of many murders involving a grand conspiracy.