The Detective (2007)
Running time 110 minutes
Knowing that Sum (the lady in the picture) is a frequent visitor of the store where the picture being shot, he tries to get hints of her whereabouts from the mouth of the store keepers. He is told to find Sum starting from her mahjong playmate. Tam starts with Ming; he arrives at Ming's home and is shocked by the scene in front of him, Ming is being hanged at the living room! Tam finds a number of photos saved in Ming's cell phone, identified Ying, another playmate in the store. Tam believes Ying is innocent but gets the clues it may be involved with Ming's business partner, Fong. Tam follows the clues and found Fong's address. Fong is found death by burning charcoal! Later, his buddy, a police officer Jack confirms both cases are suicide case due to big debts. One thing unresolved is they found a large amount of cash at each of the victims' houses.
The Detective 2 (2011)
Running time 101 minutes
The movie starts off with a scene where a kid was told by his god-sister that his mother killed his father after she found out that his father had an affair with a woman and after that his mother killed herself. Then it zoomed to a murder scene where a man was found murdered with multiple stab wounds. After that a woman was killed and raped with a stick under a bridge. Then a man was killed with his genital being amputated by the killer. After that, a woman was killed in the park with her tongue being cut out.
Tam (Aaron Kwok) stepped in to help investigate the case after his buddy Fung Chak (Liu Kai-chi) called for his help. However, Fung Chak's superior, Inspector Lo (Patrick Tam) didn't like Tam to intervene his investigation on the murder cases. He instructed one of his subordinate to attack Tam and warned Tam to stop investigating. At the same night, his buddy Fung Chak was ran over by a car. He survived the accident and advised Tam to stop investigating the cases.
After days and days of brain cracking, Tam finally uncovered the mystery. He found out that the murderer must be a orphan (I don't know how he manage to come to that conclusion). So he shortlisted the suspects and found out that one of them is an orphan. However, she had a sister. (Yes, you are right. The boy at the beginning of the movie is the killer.) He went to find his sister and found out that she is actually her mother. She was raped at young age but didn't know how to tell her son. So she created a story and told him that his parents passed away.
Later on, she found out that he became more possessive of her. So she had to break the news to him and he ran away from home. That was the last she saw him. Little did she know that her little lie turned out to be too difficult for him to accept. He started to kill people and make a radio story out of his killing spree. He recorded all his killings in his recorder. Tam went to the killer's house and ransacked through his things. He found the recordings. He took it with him. Later, when the killer came home, he found out that his things went missing and he went crazy. He went to the hospital and kidnapped Fung Chak. He called Tam, asking him to return him his cassettes.
When Tam reached there, after some confrontation, the killer shot Fung Chak, killing him. He then committed suicide by shooting himself on the head.