Shades of Truth

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Shades of Truth
Shades of Truth.jpg
HK promotional poster
Also known as Water Margin's Infernal Affairs
Genre Crime thriller
Action
Fantasy
Comedy
Format Serial drama
Written by Chan Ching-yee
Ng Siu-tung
and others
Directed by Ng Siu-wing
Liu Jun-shek
and others
Starring Julian Cheung
Wong He
Gigi Lai
Tavia Yeung
Yuen Wah
Opening theme "No Half Space" performed by Wong He
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 25
Production
Producer(s) Siu Hin-fai
Editor(s) Chan Ching-yee
Ng Siu-tung
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 42 minutes (each)
Production company(s) TVB
Broadcast
Original channel TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run 27 December 2004 – 29 January 2005
Shades of Truth
Simplified Chinese 水浒无间道
Traditional Chinese 水滸無間道

Shades of Truth (Traditional Chinese: 水滸無間道; literally Water Margin's Unceasing Path) is a 25-episode television comedy-drama from Hong Kong. Produced by Siu Hin-fai, the drama is a TVB production. The story is a parody on the legendary story of Wu Song from the Chinese classical novel Water Margin (水滸傳) and also the 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film Infernal Affairs (無間道).

Synopsis[edit]

Brothers of Mount Liang,
Together through birth and death.
Reunited after generations,
In a bid to bring justice.[1]

900 years ago, Wu Song and Lin Chong were best friends, just like their characters from Water Margin. They were as close as brothers and swore to uphold justice together even in their next lives.

900 years later after they reincarnate to Hong Kong, they meet again as the young patrol officer Dung Chung Cho (Julian Cheung) and top police official TC Lam (Wong He). Under the orders of police official KY Wong (Gordon Liu), Dung Chung Cho is sent to the triad controlled by Sung Po (Yuen Wah) as an undercover. In only several months time, Dung Chung Cho successfully gains Sung Po's trust and also wins the heart of Nichole (Gigi Lai), Sung Po's biological daughter.

After a slight injury on the head, Dung Chung Cho gains his past memories as Wu Song 900 years ago and tries to convince TC that he is his long lost brother Lin Chong. Meanwhile, one of Sung Po's men, Kwan Lo (Derek Kwok) begins to suspect Dung Chung Cho as an undercover for the police and is also plotting to overthrow Sung Po's position in the gang. How come the police can never gather enough information to capture the triads for holding illegal businesses and charge them for attempting to murder so many people? It is then when Dung Chung Cho begins to realize that there is also an undercover in the police force working for the triads.

Cast[edit]

Police force[edit]

Cast Role Description
Wong He Lam Tze-Chung (TC)
林子聰
A Team leader
Previous life: Lin Chong
Julian Cheung Ha Chung-Yam (Dung Chung Cho)
夏松蔭 (冬蟲草)
KY's undercover
Previous life: Wu Song
Gordon Liu Wong Kam-Yan (KY)
黃錦仁
B Team leader
Lam Wing-Han Cheung Tit-Nam
張鐵男
A Team CID
Irene Wong Lam Shuet-Si (Little Simui)
林雪詩
A Team CID
Hawick Lau Fai Man-Ban (Ben)
費文斌
A Team CID
Wai Kar Hung Chow Kwok-Yin
周國賢
Yik Kwan's undercover
B Team CID
Lee Sam Yan Ma Chi-Ming
馬志明
B Team CID
Angelina Lo Tsui Wai-Sam (Madam Tsui)
徐慧心 (Madam 徐)
High police official

Triad[edit]

Cast Role Description
Yuen Wah Sung Po
宋波
Triad leader
Nichole's father
Previous life: Song Jiang
Halina Tam Lek Jeh (Janet)
叻姐
Sung Po's woman
Derek Kwok Yik Kwan (Kwan Lo)
易軍 (軍佬)
Sammy Lau Yik Jun (Matt)
易進
Yik Kwan's younger brother
Ken Lok Leung Shu-Gan (Sah Daam)
黎樹根 (沙胆)
Chiu Wing-Hung Milky
牛奶仔
Lee Hoi-Sang Uncle Kwan
坤叔
Wah Ji-Nam Leung Ying-Kei
梁英奇
Kuk Fung Uncle Fan
翻爺
Kenny Wong Kap-Chai
及猜
Thai gang leader

Chinese Medical Center (Hong family)[edit]

Cast Role Description
Lo Meng Hong Fuk-Tai
康福泰
Chinese medical doctor
Siu Sin's father
Mary Hon Tang Yuk-Chu
鄧玉珠
Hong Fuk-Tais' ex-wife
Siu Sin's mother
Happy's mother
Lam Pui Kwan Hong Yun-Fan
康婉芬
Hong Fuk-Tai's younger sister
Tavia Yeung Hong Chi-Sin (Siu Sin)
康至善 (小善)
Chinese medical doctor
Previous life: Xiao Xian
Matt Yeung Leung Kar-Lok (Happy)
梁家樂
Hong Chi-Sin's younger half-brother

Leung San Pak Bar (Man family)[edit]

Cast Role Description
Law Koon Lan Man Lai-Bing
萬麗冰
Bus driver
Gigi Lai Man Fung-Lin (Nichole)
萬鳳蓮
Sung Po and Man Lai-Bing's daughter
Leung Saan Pak Bar's owner
Radio DJ
Previous life: Pan Jinlian
Summer Joe Ada Leung Saan Pak employee
Ng Wai-Shan Sue Leung Saan Pak employee
Leung Fai-Chung Calvin Leung Saan Pak employee

Miscellaneous[edit]

Cast Role Description
Wong Wai-Tak Simon
Heidi Chu Simon's wife
Leung Kin-Ping Hing Wing's boyfriend
Previous life: Ximen Qing
Griselda Yeung Wing Nichole's friend

Soundtrack[edit]

Theme song: 沒有半分空間 by Wong Hei
Sub-Theme song: In Another Time by Jodie Simmons

References[edit]

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