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"Looks can be deceiving."

So Close is a Hong Kong film starring Zhao Wei, Shu Qi, and Karen Mok. The storyline begins with the two sisters, Ai Lin and Ai Quan, who are computer hackers, assassins and spies. They use their deceased father's covert satellite technology to give them an edge over their enemies and government officials. At the start of the movie, they kill the chairman of a top Chinese firm, showing off their agile espionage skill set in the process.

After their victorious mission, law enforcement detective Kong Yat Hung, played by Karen Mok, is delegated with their case. Hung is able to track the two sisters down. This is where the cat-and-mouse chase begins. However, as the story progresses, Lin and Quan find it more difficult to avoid trouble as they turn into the targets of the same people who hired them in the past. Now faced with two powerful forces, the sisters begin to shake and fall out of the game.

Ai Quan has always played the computer hacker and guide at home while Ai Lin, being the older sister, is out assassinating their targets. The system worked at first, yet over time, Ai Quan became jealous. She wanted to partake in the actual assassinations rather than remain sidelined. She though her older sister did not want her to participate during assassinations because of her less adept skill and experience, yet what Lin was actually doing was protecting her.

Ai Lin later got married and decided to drop her former life behind. Her younger sister, however, decided to continue their hired gun service to prove that she could be as good as an assassin as her older sister. Unfortunately, Ai Quan was tracked by police detective Hung to a bakery where she is buying a birthday cake. Once Quan realizes that she is being followed, a wild car chase soon occurs. Quan is cornered by law enforcement and calls her sister for help. While helping her younger sister escape the police, Ai Lin is attacked at home by a group who was contracted by the same person who contracted the sisters at the beginning of the movie.

Caught between defending herself and helping her sister, Ai Lin is killed. The death was framed to Hung. Now, Hung and Quan team up to find the real killers, so that they can avenge Lin's death and clear Hung's name. The background song "Close To You" by The Carpenters' played a huge impact on the film.

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| 2003 | 1 hr 50 min | 6.7/10
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