Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Overview - Karma Rider
A forbidden love story – ending with a death and a grudge – appears again, three centuries later, in the hometown of Liang Zhu...
As a child, the orphan Raymond Wong was rescued by a saviour. Growing up, he vowed to become a righteous, crime-fighting constable. On his first day on the job, he solves a big case, attracting the jealousy of head constable Matt Yeung. Matt purposely sends him away with the task of capturing the suspected killer Evergreen Mak. Thus begins a journey that will bring the characters together in a bewildering tale.
As Raymond pursues his mission, he encounters the petty thief Priscilla Wong. The guard and the thief initially cannot get along, but as fate will have it, Priscilla ends up bailing Raymond out time and time again. Discovering that Raymond constantly has dreams about the Liang Zhu tale, Priscilla enlists the help of her sisters (Cilla Kung and Kaki Leung) to trick him into believing that she is the reincarnated Zhu Yingtai, predestined to be with him. But instead, Raymond becomes infatuated with the daughter of a wealthy merchant (Yoyo Chen). This one-sided love affair leaves him severely ill, much like what had happened to Liang Shanbo. At this time, Raymond's childhood saviour suddenly reappears…
Comment: The story will revolve around aspects of the legend of Liang Zhu (aka "The Butterfly Lovers"), a tragic love story between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai.
Trailer at FILMART