Announced back in 2009, Christmas Rose, Charlie Yeung’s directorial debut has just had it’s launch party. Due for a 2013 Chinese New Year release, Jacob Cheung and Tsui Hark are onboard as producers. The all star cast include Aaron Kwok, Guey Lun-Mei, Xia Yu, Qin Hailu, Liu Kai-Chi and Wan Qian.
Here is a detailed Plot Summary
Tim was a golden boy: the model student at his university law department, recruited by
the best firm and soon became the city’s hottest lawyer. With his drive and ambition,
opening his own firm was inevitable and when it finally happens it’s picture perfect. At
the cocktail reception to celebrate his new firm, in front of all his friends and
colleagues, he proposes to Megan, his girlfriend of seven years, his anchor and
support. Tim wants to give Megan a perfect wedding and leave a seven-figure deposit
with the wedding planner.
Tim made sure his new firm had the most extravagant offices on the market, but the
pressure of meeting monthly expenses is slowly mounting and it’s taking a toll on Megan
whom he expects to tolerate his busy schedule and his neglect while he, being the boss,
struggles to make enough money to get his firm off the ground. Fortunately, Eddy, his most
trusted assistant, joins the firm, boosting Tim’s confidence again and Eddy becomes his
closest confidant. According to Eddy, starting his own firm was the best thing he ever did
and his former firm is trying to undermine him by spreading rumors that he’s going under.
Whatever happens, Eddy is always there to encourage Tim.
One night, Megan runs into Eddy who tells her that Tim is doing the best he can and
that they should postpone the wedding because it’s too much pressure for him. Megan
asks if this is Tim’s decision and Eddy replies, “It’s the best decision.” Then Eddy tells
Tim that Megan has used the refund from their wedding pictures to pay for more
wedding costs, and Tim furiously calls off the wedding, using the partial refund to pay
for office expenses for the month. At this point, Megan realizes Tim has become a
Upon Tim’s desperation, Eddy finds him a new case: a media-friendly sexual
harassment case. The client is a grotesque ugly looking businessman from mainland
China, Mr. Chow, who is accused of molesting a young beautiful wheelchair-bound.
The media swarms and the beautiful victim becomes an overnight celebrity. On the
contrary, the defendant is being painted by the media as an ugly heartless monster
crowning him as the guilty criminal.
A case concerning a person’s character, morals, and future, Tim did
not use his normal professional practice to handle the case. Being
emotionally unstable, Tim carries out the case with practice he never
approves of, attacking the handicapped victim. Tim loses the case.
The businessman’s wife and daughter, Ting Ting holding each other
sobbing uncontrollably after hearing the verdict in the courtroom. Ting
Ting is being bullied and harassed in school after her father being
pronounced guilty. A child’s fragile emotion being pushed to the edge
and she jumped off a building committed suicide. The police found a
family photo in Ting Ting’s pocket, on the back written: “Please
believe me, my daddy is a good person.” Tim believes that he
indirectly is responsible for Ting Ting’s death. Being hit hard
emotionally, the two voices of Tim inner conscience keep hounding
him. Wondering which voice is really the real Tim?
After the defeat in
this case, the firm is finally going under, everyone including Eddy left
the firm. When everything around Tim is collapsing to ground zero,
Megan is the one left consoling, supporting him being his anchor.
Megan’s steadfast support and continuous encouragement, Tim reinvestigate
the case and notice the crucial truth beneath the apparent
evidence. He wanted to do the right thing and appeal the case on
behalf of Mr. Chow. Winning back the verdict of THE TRUTH for the
sake of Ting Ting.