Guilt by Design (2019) - full transcript

The film centers around a juror on a high-profile case who is blackmailed into fixing the verdict after his daughter is kidnapped.

15 years ago

a serial killer

was here for psychological assessment

His crime was robbing a cop's gun,

injuring two cops,

and restraining a psychologist

Goddamn cops, they're all useless

You're also useless

You all listen to me

I have a gun

I want a car, get me a car

Has the negotiator arrived?

He's almost here

- You move and I'll kill you
- Calm down

I'm here to help you

Look at me

I'm done, he's all yours

Don't move, don't shoot

Put the gun down

- Put the gun down,
- Put your hands behind your head

I'm telling you, gun down

I really want to know

just what happened in there

The look on that guy's face...

I'll never forget it

Back then he was known as Dr. Xu Lisheng,

the most powerful hypnotist alive

Now he's a juror in this case

Every cop alive

knows what he can do

But 10 years ago

his wife got depressed after giving birth

and overdosed on sleeping pills

Since then

he's stopped practicing hypnosis

With him on the jury

we've really lucked out

"Master hypnotist, Xu Lisheng"

"Doctor Xu World-Reknowned Hypnotist
Exclusive Interview (2008)"

You've upended our traditional
understanding of hypnosis

Dr. Ky, can you really hypnotize someone
without them noticing?


What if I'm skeptical,
can you still hypnotize me?

I've been staring at your glass,
you just took a sip

Did you actually drink it?

Are you sure I didn't hypnotize you to do it?

Did you really hypnotize me?

Just kidding, that was a joke

But whether someone's skeptical or not

If you find their key point,
you can hypnotize them

Hypnosis is a complex art demanding constant study

So, what do you mean by "key point"?

It's a "hot button” that triggers a hypnotic state

Some people react to a color, sound or word

Others react to a certain tune, or object

Everyone is different

Dr. Xu, as the world's top hypnosis expert

Surely you've considered using hypnosis

to satisfy your own desires?

Never, I absolutely would not


I study hypnosis to help others

Not to control them

And also: we should never be hypnotized by desire

- Good morning Professor Xu
- Good morning

You dyed your hair blonde again

All your body's strength

will flow from the top of your head to your




and out from your feet


Take a deep breath

When I count to three

Everyone will fall asleep




What happened?

Why was it turned off, Professor?

We haven't finished watching it

Is this kindergarten?

You all keep watching that old video

Don't you get bored?

This class is on Personal Psychology

not Hypnosis

C'mon, Professor, teach us about hypnosis!

Alright then

So, do you understand the essence of hypnosis?

It is care, caring for others

It was originally
used to treat emotional disorders

and mental illness

If you think hypnosis is just a trick

you can use to manipulate others,

I need to exercise extreme caution

But Professor, you're not a very cautious person

Actually, I'm

more cautious than when I grade your papers

Stop joking now

Show us, Professor

Yeah, show us

Ok, then

Now, I want to ask everyone

to not picture a green elephant

Do NOT picture a green elephant

This classmate here:

What are you thinking about right now?

A green elephant

I wasn't picturing the color green ...

Then please write down the color you pictured

Don't let anyone see it

Let's all guess

what color he'd pictured

Ah, it's hard to guess

C'mon, just give us some hints

Judging by what I see,

what he pictured was

the color pink

Please show everyone the answer


Guessing the color you'd pictured

was actually

quite easy

If everyone is truly enjoying this

we can continue with this lesson

But only if you're genuinely enjoying it...

because I really didn't hypnotize you

Ok then, let's begin...

The sensational trial of the murder
on the Lin family yacht

officially opened today

Defendant Lin Ziying
is suspected of murdering her uncle

Lin Jiawei, Chairman of the Lin Group

The Defendant is the largest heir
to the Lin family fortune

It appears this involves a fight among heirs

The entire Lin family has shown up for the hearing

Stepping out of his car
is the family's senior elder,

the uncle of the deceased, Lin Guoquan

Beside him is his son, Lin Baiming

Although there were no witnesses, the authorities

have nonetheless decided to prosecute Lin Ziying

Lin Guoquan, who's now
acting Chairman of the Group,

has expressed his support for this decision

This highly controversial case

will, per standard judicial procedure,

be submitted to a 7-person jury for a ruling

Defendant Lin Ziying is hereby summoned

May I ask the Defendant

Are you the person in this photograph?


These photos

were taken after the deceased knocked me out

He threatened me

He'd demanded I meet him
on the yacht alone that night

He wanted me to give up

my late father's 18% shareholdings in Lin Group

He didn't want me to receive the inheritance

and become the Group's largest shareholder

I tried to grab the photos back right away,

but he hit me with an ashtray and knocked me out

You say the deceased knocked you out

But how do you explain the fact that

your hands were stained with his blood,

and the fruit knife also bore your fingerprints?

This recording is the verbal confession

the Defendant made at the scene

You personally acknowledged at the time

that you used the fruit knife to stab the deceased

Is that correct?

On the day of the crime,

was it you who recorded
the Defendant's verbal confession?


May I ask, did you, in accordance with

the rules and procedures for verbal confessions,

read my client her rights?

Your Honor

This is the recording
of my client's verbal confession

that was made by Detective Lu Peirong

According to Police Department procedures,

detectives must read suspects their rights

But from this recording we can confirm

that Detective Lu failed to do this

I hope Your Honor

will listen to the recording marked
as Exhibit D018

and then rule that the confession

recorded by Lu Peirong is invalid

Quiet in the court!

I hereby declare

that the Defendant's
confession recorded by Detective Lu

is inadmissible

The jury should ignore it


Brother-in-law, did you get hot and sour soup?

I sure did... How did Yinyin do in her race?

- Yinyin
- Dad, didn't you say you'd be back?

Yes, I'm here, I'm here

He's here?

Good, he's home

Beautiful girl, stop your pouting

Look, Auntie made you a tableful of good food

Give me a smile!

I'm home!

What's wrong?

Did you lose?

But you've still made the finals, right?

Uncle believes in you

Once the finals start

you'll be sure to come in first

Ok then

Since this is such a predicament,

let's eat some hot and sour noodles
and vent a little

Thank you, Dad

Let's eat together

You eat too!

How about we do a brain teaser

If you get it right, then I eat

If you get it wrong, you eat

Ok then


In a 100 meter race

At the starting line when you hear

"On your marks,

get set..."

What comes next?

I have to think this through...




Then what is it?


the answer is...


First comes BANG, and only then comes GO


Come over here, let me give you a hug

Remember, don't get discouraged

Just go for it, ok?

Phone again


Tomorrow... let me see

You still want to eat, let her eat


You're leaving already?


Got an appointment with a client tomorrow

How's the new job?

Not too busy

Sol can come keep Yinyin company more often,
lighten your load a bit

That's great

Thankfully you're able to spend time with her

These past few years have been tough for you


Uncle, you're leaving so early!

Yeah, lots to do tomorrow

Ok then


The race finals are on the 29th

The 29th... I have to be in court

So you'll miss it again?

That's the last court hearing


Don't worry

I'll take a day off to cheer you on

It's late, how come you're still up?

Listening secretly to music...

Let me have a look...

Another gift from Uncle?
He's really spoiling you

Uncle says

this watch will be helpful for my training

Take a look, it also has a GPS

You can find me anytime, it's so convenient

Yeah, and most convenient is it
keeps you up all night

secretly listening to music

What song are you listening to?

If you listen to this stuff
how can you fall asleep?

Hurry, get to sleep

Classical music again, so boring

According to statistical evidence

113 of the time,

when making important decisions,

people are affected by music.

That's also to say, so long as you have a need,

if you choose the right music

it will certainly be of use to you

The bracelet's color is fading

Makes sense, it's been almost a year

Ok then, I'll make another
to give you on Father's Day

You hurry up and get to sleep

Otherwise I'll bite your butt

Get to sleep

Good night

My headaches have stopped,
your method really works

If you stick with my method

It should give you good results

But if you want

I can find you a hypnotherapist

If it's someone else, never mind

If he doesn't do it right, I'll get hypnotized

and he'll cheat me out a few billion,
then what'll I do?

Next week's the 25th anniversary party, you going?


I've been told I'm getting the Top Alumnus Award

I need to warn you

Don't make a fool of yourself again

by flying your helicopter there

Don't be so flashy

Good morning Boss

Good morning Boss


I think you look better in stockings


You're so vulgar

How have I been friends with you for so long?

How could you not?

I'm just so charming

By the way, how'd my goddaughter do in her race?

She's into the finals but still a bit nervous

Trust me, she'll be fine

She's so good, she'll definitely win,

and we can go celebrate at my restaurant

Let's see what happens... I'm heading out

I'll see you out

No need, you take a break now, 'bye


The boss will come down later

You'll take care of the driving

Then have two colleagues
go ahead to the restaurant to prepare


- Understood?
- Understood

You can't keep thinking about that old injury

Thank you, Captain Yang, for making a special trip

What for?

I'm serious

Have you thought about what
I said to you last time ?

If you decide to come,
our boss will certainly welcome you

I'll think it over

What's to think about?

Old Zhou's coming

Which Old Zhou are you talking about?

Our former army unit's Old Zhou, remember him?

Why not come?

Old comrades all together, it'd be great

Before my sister died

she wanted me to look after Yinyin

Do you still remember?

You're 30 years old

You need to think about your future

Boss has come down

Thank you

- Go then,
- bye

8 billion

Now that Lin Jiawei's dead,

no one can prevent the Defendant

from inheriting 8 billion

and becoming Lin Group's new Chairman

That night the Defendant was the only one

who had contact with the deceased on the yacht

And also, the knife bears
the Defendant's fingerprints

and the blood of the deceased

This shows that

this 19-year old we see before us,

this seemingly pitiful Defendant

is actually a vicious criminal

who wouldn't even spare her own uncle

A Killer

That is why

we should find Defendant Lin Ziying

guilty of murder

The prosecutor says

that my client

murdered a person for 8 billion

This is ridiculous,

because my client

is the legal heir
to the inheritance to begin with

She was threatened with nude photos
by the deceased

and even suffered a wound

It's she who is the victim

There are no witnesses for this case

All the accusations are questionable

I hope that each member of the jury

will listen to your conscience

and find my client

not guilty

Members of the jury

you may leave now

to begin your deliberations

You'll be completely sequestered

until there is a verdict

Serving as a juror is a sacred duty

I ask that everyone makes for this case

a fair and just ruling

With him on the jury

we've really lucked out

How can you ensue that he'll help us?

If you get him to do this,
I'll give you a billion

I'm leaving now


How dare you do this?

All it was was killing one person

Did you have to do it yourself?

You really disappoint me

But Father

Manipulating the jury is very serious

Then do you want to turn yourself in?

This case

may not end up ruining Lin Ziying

What would you do then?

But, I'm worried

You didn't seem worried when you killed him

"Lin Ziying will be sentenced today"

"The Defense: She'll likely be
acquitted and released"

"Lin Group's stock continues to fall,
the final verdict may be the key"

Hello? Yes Dear,

Yes, buy 4 million

She'll definitely be acquitted

The stock will triple when the news come out

Just listen to me, buy it now

Professor Xu


Here are the books you lent me

Finished? So fast

I must admit that I missed them though

Now you can stop missing them

I agree more with Freud

We can talk more about this next time

Great, after the case is over

See you around

Mr. Liang


Your daugther?


She won a track race today

My daughter just got into college

Her grades are good, but not her health

I've been a social worker for so many years

Now I know why they say peace is a blessing

A happy family is the most precious thing

True, we all need to be happy

This is the cartoon I watched yesterday

The dinosaur roared and roared...

Doudou, have you seen Xu Zhongyin?

She went to the changing room

Contestants for the 4 x 100 relay

Please come sign in

Yinyin, are you in there?

Excuse me



Professor Xu

Yes, who am I speaking to?

I have your daughter

If you want her to be safe

you must follow my orders

Why should I believe you?

Now everyone, let's get into the chamber

Hand over your phones, please

No rush

You can enter now,

- no magazines, please
- Remember,

if you call the cops

I'll kill her

Hey, Mr.

Professor Xu

- Time to go in
- OK

Once you're in there go to the loo

and take the micro-earphone from the toilet tank

Then I'll tell you what to do


Don't play tricks with me

If you don't want your daughter back?

Just call the police

Do that, and she's dead

The number you dialed

has been transferred to Xu Lisheng's voicemail

The shipment has arrived, where should we put it?

What are you doing? Stop the car

Where's the bathroom?

Go straight, then turn right



I'll be locking the door shortly

No one will be allowed to leave

If anything comes up, ring the bell
and let me know

Ok, thank you

What do you want?

I need you to hypnotize the jury

so they will find Lin Ziying

guilty of murder in this case

The six jurors were carefully selected

That paper lists out their
backgrounds and weaknesses

Make good use of them

"Fang Huishan, 25,
crippled in a car accident when she was 15"

"Feng Xianhui was the driver's lawyer..."

You can't fool me like that

Everybody's here?

First, thank you for choosing me as jury chief

There is no time limit for our deliberations

But all must be present throughout the discussions

It is clearly stated in the law that

at least 5 votes are required

for a final verdict

So I hope we each rely on our conscience

and give the Defendant a fair judgement

Any objections?


Then let's get started

First of all, let's see where we all stand

Then we can focus on our differences

If there's already a 5-vote consensus

there'll be no need for further discussion

I think we should respect

every differing opinion we may have,

so the minority can have a chance
to persuade the others

Do you agree?

Then let's start voting

First please raise your hand
if you think the Defendant is guilty

Raise your hand if you think
the Defendant is not guilty

Why didn't you two vote?

There're too many issues in doubt

I can't decide in such a short time

What about Professor Xu?

I want to refrain from voting for now


Because once everyone has
voted one way or the other,

the discussions will become entirely subjective

Sir, do you know your tail lamp is broken?

This is a driving violation

Sir, your driver's license has expired

Please show me your ID

Attention all units

illegal car race on Qingshan Road

One passenger has been injured

Vehicle's headed towards Tianying Road

All officers nearby be alert for
suspicious vehicles

Control, suspicious vehicle moving
from Wetland Park

to Tianci Road, calling for backup


What's up, Yang Kai?

I'm in trouble

I'm sending you my location now, come meet me ASAP

Boss, we got rid of him, what's next?

Search her

This girl has a GPS in her watch

Get rid of it?

Not yet


I don't think there's sufficient evidence

There's no reason for me to vote guilty

- Xu Lisheng
- And HK law places freedom

above unjustified confinement

- You dare play tricks on me?
- This case doesn't...

- Do you want your daughter to die?
- even have any witnesses

And the Prosecution's arguments are very shaky

Based on...

Dad, help!

...the key concept of presumption of innocence,
I think...

Excuse me, I have a stomach cramp

So ll think

the court should find Lin Ziying not guilty

Don't touch her

Don't touch her

Let's see

How long can your daughter hold her breath ?

What are you doing?

No, stop


You must hypnotize them within 90 minutes

Ok, I'll do whatever you want

But I need to speak with my daughter

every 30 minutes

No way

Then at least let me ask her a question

every 30 minutes

What's your question?

What did she give me

last Father's Day?

What did she give her father

last Father's Day?

Understood, asking her now

A bracelet


90 minutes

If you dare hurt my daughter

I'll turn the rest of your life

into living hell

Professor Ky, are you OK"?

I'm fine, let's continue

Mr. Zhou

Please explain why you think she's guilty

Her lawyer is Feng Xianhui

He's Hong Kong's most expensive lawyer

He's good at winning cases

by finding loopholes in the legal system

It's obvious Lin Ziying chose him

because she's hiding something

So what you mean is

Lin Ziying is guilty
because she hired Feng Xianhui?

She'll go to jail

Feng Xianhui has used illegal tactics

Feng Xianhui was the driver's lawyer...

in 1993

- He..
- Mr. Zhou

You've said so much

But I'm not sure what it has to do with the case

I also have issues with Feng Xianhui

In any lawsuit, facts always come before procedure

But the minute Feng Xianhui appeared

He cited procedural errors

to invalidate Lin Ziying's confession at the scene

Does that mean

even he isn't sure he can win this case?

Ms. Fang

Your finger

Excuse me, I'm going to get a band-aid

Let me help you

When'd you start?

Start what?

Biting your finger

I'm sorry

Maybe it's just my occupational disease

Have a cookie

It'll help you relax

It'll taste better heated up

But don't forget to keep an eye on the time

Do you smell the chocolate?

The scent

makes you feel relaxed

Very comfortable

Very relaxed

Very comfortable

As time passes by,

the scent gets stronger and stronger

Smell it again

When did you start biting your finger?

Will you ever walk again?


Did the driver go to jail?


Did Feng Xianhui help that driver?


Is Feng Xianhui helping Lin Ziying?


Is Lin Ziying guilty?


Ms. Fang

Are you ready?


Then let's continue




Yang Kai

Come over here

- Are you ok?
- Go!

Where's the vehicle ?

Excuse me

Did you see a black vehicle

pass by just now?

Not that I'm aware of

What do we do? Call the police?

There are more taxis
than police cars in HK, right?

Can we use your control channel?

This isn't legal


What's the plate number?

There were no fingerprints on the boat

Only fibers from a rag

which was different from
the other rags on the boat

Seems someone's trying to cover up
the presence of a third person

It's a setup

Lin Ziyin owns billions

Would she need to kill someone on her own?

Ms. Liu
You wouldn't kill someone

No one would look at nude photos of you anyway

What'd you just say?

Just saying, don't be angry

Lin Ziying is around 19, and she's pretty

She'd get mad if someone took nude photos of her

It'd be understandable if she killed out of rage

Besides, she's even admitted

that she stabbed the deceased


Sorry, but the Judge has already said

the confession submitted by Lu is invalid

Even if the confession's invalid

Lin Ziying is still untrustworthy

Ms. Fang, I don't quite follow you

Lin's two statements were contradictory

First she said she stabbed the victim,

then she denied it

Even though Feng got her confession invalidated

It doesn't change the fact that she was lying

If she didn't kill anyone

Why bother to lie?

5 Justices of the Peace
have attested to Lin's moral integrity,

which proves her credibility

Are we the ones judging this case?

Or some random Justices of the Peace?

- What's wrong?
- What's going on?

What happened?

Is there anything wrong with the adaptor?

I'll go check

It's powered off for sure

Get the staff

Anyone here?

Ok, you go ahead

What are you looking at?

Go open the curtains



Powered off?

I'll get someone

What does that mean, Boss?

SOS hovers round the street corner before sunset

You ask who I am

Steps so tired and broken

Why not stop and rest

Wash away your burden

Au Lisheng

That's it?

No more?

That's it

Nothing else

Hovers around the street corner before sunset

Is this a signal?

Useless, it won't be sent out


It's time

What was the theme

of my daughter"s last birthday party?

What was the theme of your last birthday party?

Purple, purple balloons.

Purple balloons

The power's back

Everyone return to your seats

Here's some new information

We just found out that May and her husband

have purchased 4 million
of Lin Group stock options

Please continue

Someone just said

Lin Ziying may have been framed

In my opinion

They'd have left the body on the yacht

if they wanted to frame her

So why'd they drop it in the sea?

I don't think the murder took place on the yacht

Look, according to the police report

It was at sea at the time

The yacht was the only place
they could maneuver on

Couldn't there have been a second yacht?

Who can guarantee there was only one yacht?

Any witnesses?

I also think Lin Jiawei...

- ...didn't die on that yacht
- You've purchased a lot

This is the only way to explain it

- There are several doubtful points in this case
- What do you mean?

That's right

Looking for this?

If Lin Jiawei did die at the crime scene,

where's the blood?

You're in the corrider of the Court

Handing the phone over now




You can't bring the magazine in there

Oh, ok

Take a good look at that financial magazine

"If Lin Ziying becomes Chairman,
the Board will collectively resign”


If Lin Ziying is acquitted

- "The Lin Group will face collapse"
- The Lin Group will collapse

In which case you'll lose everything


If the body was dumped in the sea

There should be blood on the deck

But blood can be wiped off

The body was already in the sea

Of course they'd have to
clean the blood from the scene

Mr. Chow, in the Inspection Bureau's report,

besides no mention of any bloodstains

there's no indication that the deck was scrubbed


Are you all right?

I'm alright

This cannot be you

You've not shed a tear

This is the water area of this case

The yacht was found

near the Tung Lung Island lighthouse

The body was found

on Tung Lung Island's beach

That day the tide was flowing from east to west

If the body fell into the water from the yacht

it would have been carried west

It couldn't have floated east to Tung Lung

So what you mean is

the Deceased couldn't have died on the yacht?

In my judgement,

after Lin Jiying fainted

another boat sailed up to Lin Jiawei's yacht

And after Lin Jiawei boarded

the murderer killed him

and then

dumped his body on the beach of Tung Lung Island

I think Lin Jiawei

died on that other boat

Go ahead, say whatever you want

Mr. Zhou

Chen Yongxi has a doctorate in Geography

Actually I think Lin Jiawei

willingly followed the murderer to the other boat

So they knew each other?

The Lin Group has athree major factions

Though the Defendant has 18% of the Group's shares

the Deceased's wife has 15%, and

Lin Guoquan and his son have 13%

Everyone is a suspect

So what you mean is

Lin Ziying holds the most shares

and therefore is the prime suspect

As for the testimony and motive

Any other opinions?

Mr. Chairman

I think we've discussed enough

May we proceed to the second vote?


Since Professor and Mrs. Feng have yet to vote

I doubt anyone opposes this motion?

You have 3 minutes for further consideration

I hope everyone will vote this time.

What's wrong?

The toilet. Keep a close eye


Keep quiet

Let's go


This way


Be careful




Careful, Yang Kai

Boss, the guy found us

But we finished him off


You took care of your comrades back in the day

but we caused your discharge

I can finally repay you now

You must live

You hear me?

The third question:

"On your marks...

Get set..."

The next is...

The answer is "BANG" Then GO!

Time's up Professor Xu

Please return to your seat

Is everybody ready?

Let's vote then

Raise your hand if you think
the Defendant is guilty


You're voting "guilty" now

Haven't you always felt Lin Ziying is innocent?

Don't mess around

This is the High Court

We're not children playing some game

Mrs. Liu, it's fine for you to change position

We must respect all differing opinions

But May, I'd like to know the reason

why you've changed your vote

You don't need to ask May

Why not just ask Professor Xu?

I just saw May and Professor Xu

under the table

talking furtively

The Judge has said no private
discussions are permitted

What did you two talk about ?


I think our discussion has been very weird

We all know the evidence is insufficient

But we voted guilty one after another

And May's been the strangest of all

I suspect someone

is manipulating the jury

You mean

you suspect Professor Xu?

May and I

had no private discussion about the case

You misunderstand

I think Yongxi might just be guessing

To be honest, this result

surprises me as well,

since we all had many doubts

Professor Xu, can you please explain?


Jury decisions usually turn on three elements:

motive, forensic evidence and testimony

Now motive and evidence are fully established

So I vote guilty

Then can you explain the autopsy report?

It's written clearly that

the Decedent was stabbed
in the heart by a sharp object

from bottom to top

But the knife bore only

the Defendant's left hand fingerprints
from a backhand grip

The wound in the heart was 6¢cm deep

Lin Ziying couldn't possibly

have killed him from this position

It's actually quite simple

Just imagine that

this is the knife

We're on the yacht

I'm Lin Ziying

You're Lin Jiawei

You've already been stabbed in the abdomen

If I strangle you from behind

then I could Kill you

Yongxi, are you all right?

Don't surround them
Step back, make some room

Allow me

Yongxi, I'm Mr. Liang

Undo the buttons. Make him comfortable

Someone's passed out

How's Chen Yongxi doing?

In the ambulance, He'll be ok

But the issue is

He can't remain on the jury

I want to know

what happened just now

Then you should ask Professor Xu

Chen Yongxi said

he saw May and Professor Xu talking privately

He approached Chen, made physical contact

and then the incident occurred

We didn't...!

Your Honor

I think they misunderstand me

So did anyone actually see

Professor Xu having private talks with others?

I understand that

in the course of deliberations

disagreements often occur

I hope everyone can stay level-headed

and mind your behavior

Though you're now short one juror

at least 5 votes are still needed

to reach a verdict

I hope you will promptly

recommence your discussions


Thank you

So, everyone

I'll be straight

with you now

There's so much at doubt in this case

it's impossible to find the Defendant guilty

So, I agree with Mrs. Liu

Of course if anyone has new evidence

feel free to try to persuade us

That's right, let's take our time

I don't mind that, and after all

If we can't reach a final consensus

the jury will be disbanded,

but my conscience will be clear

Sir, you just suffered a seizure

Do you have any medicine with you?

Hello? Is this Yang Kai?

This is Xu Lisheng's friend Chen Yongxi

Only ten minutes to go

You're still missing one vote

I need you to do something for me

Professor Xu?

Is your stomache really that bad?


You never mentioned this before

Do it if you want to get paid

Don't forget that note

What's wrong?

Nothing. It's fine

Just knocked the kettle over



What happened?

- What is it?
- Something exploded?

Evacuate, now!

You go first

It's smoking

- Move,
- Professor

- I'll push her wheelchair
- You stay

- Come on
- Professor



Which way?

Left or right?

Straight, then right

Did you write that note?

What's going on?

Someone's threatening you?

Tell me... I'll help you

My daughter's been kidnapped


You've got a daughter as well

How old is she?

Now, please

Try to imagine

If you were me,

what would you do?

You'd be desperate to save her

Give me your vote

Vote Lin Ziying guilty before 3 o'clock

...So that's how you save your daughter

No, Lin Ziying is innocent

Time's almost up

Look at your watch

Imagine... at 3 sharp your daughter will be killed

If you were me, what would you do?

Of course save your daughter, vote Lin guilty

Either she's convicted, or your daughter dies

No, Lin Ziying is innocent

Your daughter's also innocent

If you can't even save your own daughter

you don't deserve to be her father

Now what's going on?

Just changed to another chamber

We're just about to vote

Stand by for my good news

Mr. Chairman

I think we're all ready

We can start the vote

Has everyone thought it through?

Then let's vote

The result is 5 to 1




Hurry, wrap it all up


It's all fine now

Thank you, Dad

It was all my fault

I'm greedy

Greed is not your fault

Your fault is inexperience

Embezzlement is such a minor thing

Do you really have to Kill for it?

The court's almost ready
Please wait here

I've already done what you asked

When will you release my daughter?

After the court has adjourned

leave with my men,

then you'll see your daughter

If you don't let her go right now,

why should I trust you?

You're not in a position to bargain


Then I'll just go confess now

Haven't you had enough fun?

Before court reconvenes

take my daughter to Wesson Tower

I need to speak to her

After the sentencing

release her immediately

I'll need to make a video call

to watch her enter the lift alone

If you keep your word

I'll leave the court with you

That's fair, right?


I'll keep you company

Keep an eye out

Keep it short


My girl

Are you OK ?

Dad... I'm fine

I'm at Wesson Tower, I'm so scared

Where are you exactly?

Don't be scared
Listen to me

When they release you

take the lift alone, and look for Godfather

He'll take care of you, understand?

OK, but Dad, I really want to see you

Me too

I miss you so much

You've won the title
You're amazing

So tonight

I'll take you to
Godfather's restaurant to celebrate

You still remember where it is?

My good girl

Remember, keep your cool

Just like

when you play brainteasers with me

A 100 meter race

When you hear

"On your marks... Get set...”
Then what?

The answer is BANG, then GO

Dad, I understand

Good girl

All rise


Do you have a verdict?


May I ask if your verdict is unanimous?

It is not

By a five to one vote

the jury found the defendant


Judgement is now pronounced:

Defendant Lin Ziying
is acquitted of murder charges

and is hereby released

Court is adjourned


It's been good working with you

- Here, let me help you
- Thanks

Mr. Xu

I have no idea what you did

But I know you're a man of conscience

Just changed to another chamber

We're just about to vote

Stand by for my good news

Mr. Chairman

I think we're all ready

We can start the vote

Those voting guilty, please raise your hands

Au Lisheng

Your daughter's going to die

Take her away

Bomb!! Go

Just go. Go


It's alright

"Yang Kai, we've got Yinyin,
prepare to board the helicopter®

Au Lisheng

Don't even think of getting out of this court

The parking lot

Hua, he's in the parking lot

Copy that

Are you hurt?

Don't move


You ask who I am


Why not...

Hua, where are you?


You ask who I am

Steps so tired and broken

This cannot be you

Come out

You've not shed a tear

Come out

You've forgotten me

You ask who I am

Steps so tired and broken

Why not stop and rest

Wash away your burden

Imagine floating in the sea

Empty your mind, freely flow

Now just close your eyes

and slowly sink below

My girl


My dear girl

I was so worried

Are you alright?

I'm fine

Good girl

Thanks for everything

Hey, we're all family


Thank goodness you were here to help

Hey, I was so bored

it was driving me nuts!

Ok, let's go

Dear girl

How'd you know about my condition?

When you gave back the book

I saw your medicine

Sorry I made you have an attack

It's alright

Thank you

Let's have a chat when you're free

Freud, right?


Let's go home

Tycoon Lin Guoquan is wanted by the Police

for kidnapping and obstruction of justice,

but remains at large to date

Earlier, the Police arrested

his son Lin Baiming

who has been implicated
in the Lin Group murder case

And Zhou Xiong, one of the jurors
in Lin Ziying's trial

is under indictment

for accepting bribes and obstructing justice