Goddess of Mercy (2003)

Director
Ann Hui

Main cast
Nicholas Tse; Zhao Wei; Liu Yun-Long; Jianbin Chen; Sun Hai-Ying

Genres
Action, Drama, Foreign, Romance

Description
Yang Rui falls in love for the cleaning woman who works in a taekwando gym, only to later discover she's an undercover cop named An Xin. An is in hiding from drug smugglers who have a score to settle with her - a raid she led resulted in the death of one of the smuggler's parents. To complicate matters further, An was previously romantically involved with the smuggler whose parents were killed.


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