A blind cop struggles to find a dangerous killer, until a key witness comes forward and helps her out.
Yang Mi (Les Interprètes) and former EXO member Lu Han (20 Once Again) star in a suspense thriller that proves what you don’t see is often just as dangerous as what you do. Lu Xiaoxing (Yang Mi) is a blind police officer who lost her brother three years ago in an accident. Since that fateful day, that took both her brother and her eyesight, Xiaoxing hasn’t been able to convince her boss to work with the department again. One day, while returning from her family’s old home to her own apartment, the officer gets in a taxi and realizes something very wrong is about to happen. A moment’s distraction causes an accident and allows Xiaoxing to escape. When she takes her report to Police Captain Lu (Wang Jingchun), her superior who still doubts her ability to recognize people now that she no longer has her eyesight, he reluctantly agrees to help her. From the posters they put up throughout the city to find the taxi driver, brash and rude teenager Linchong (Lu Han) comes forward, claiming he is a witness to the accident involving the mystery driver and Xiaoxing. While they don’t initially believe him, particularly because his statements contradict the officer’s, Xiaoxing and Captain Lu start to take the teenager seriously when he too is nearly killed. And when the captain realizes that the man who attempted to kill both Xiaoxing and Linchong is likely the same criminal responsible for a series of women disappearing in the city, it becomes Xiaoxing’s most personal case to date. Can the boy who saw too much and the officer who sees too little work together to bring down a man whose evil the world has been blind to, or will they be the witnesses to their own demise?
The Witness is directed by Ahn Sang Hoon, who also directed the movie’s inspiration, the 2011 Korean film Blind, starring Kim Ha Neul (A Gentleman's Dignity) and Yoo Seung Ho (Arang and the Magistrate). Writer Choi Min Suk’s original story was adapted by Xiaobai Gu, Andy Yoon and Ahn Sang Hoon himself, and the film was produced jointly by Chinese and Korean filmmakers. Upon release, the film was well-received, earning over $35 million at the Chinese box office. The Witness was released on October 30, 2015; it is shot in Mandarin and runs for 112 minutes.
The extended cast for The Witness includes Mi Yang as Lu Xiaoxing, Lu Han as Linchong, Jingchun Wang as Captain Lu, Yawen Zhu as Tangzheng, Ruilin Liu as Liangcong, Yi Lai as Jingkuang and Sierra Lee as Yanan.