The Untold Story

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The Untold Story
Directed by Herman Yau
Produced by Danny Lee
Written by Law Kam Fai
Lau Wing Kin
Starring Danny Lee
Anthony Wong
Music by Jonathan Wong
Cinematography Cho Wai Kee
Edited by Choi Hung
Distributed by Newport Entertainment
Release dates
  • 13 May 1993 (1993-05-13)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$15,763,018

The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (Chinese: 八仙飯店之人肉叉燒包) is a 1993 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Herman Yau and starring Danny Lee and Anthony Wong. The film is allegedly based on a true crime that took place in 1985 in Macau.

The film was followed up by two unrelated sequels with The Untold Story 2, featuring Wong returning in a supporting role, and The Untold Story 3 with Lee in another supporting role.


The story opens with Wong Chi Hang fleeing the Hong Kong police, who are after him for murder. He winds up in Macau, where he takes a job as a cook at the 8 Immortals restaurant. After getting busted for cheating at a game of Mah Jong, Wong kills the owner and the family, taking over the restaurant himself. Meanwhile, the police, led by officer Lee (Danny Lee: The Killer, Dr. Lamb) are called out to a local beach. It seems that a bag of decomposing body parts has washed ashore.

The police begin to suspect Wong has both something to do with the washed up body parts and the disappearance of the family. Wong continues to gleefully murder any of his employees who suspect what might be going on . . . disposing of their bodies in a most interesting way.

Wong is captured near the middle of the film and placed in jail. The cops need a confession, so they place him in a cell with a relative of one of his victims in the hopes that he can beat it out of Wong.


Category III rating[edit]

In Hong Kong, due to its explicit and disturbing depictions of sex and violence involving the Wong Chi Hang character, The Untold Story was awarded a Category III rating (Persons Aged 18 and Above Only), the equivalent of the United States' NC-17 or X-ratings.


The Untold Story won its only nomination, with Anthony Wong winning his first award for Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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