Featuring solid performances from a seasoned cast, this sophisticated thriller helmed by director Chow Hin Yeung brims with tension and suspense. With top notch technical credits and a film noir flavour, Nightfall stylishly pitches a gone-to seed detective investigating the gruesome death of an opera singer against a brilliant ex-con who effortlessly stays one step ahead of the police.
Inspector Lam’s (Simon Yam) stubbornness has taken its toll on his performance and his credibility within the police force is in jeopardy. When a renowned opera tenor, Tsui (Michael Wong) , is found savagely murdered, he is given one last chance to lead an investigation and prove himself to his colleagues. It’s a high-profile case and everyone is a suspect, including Tsui’s wife (Candice Yu). But as Lam digs into Tsui’s family, his attention abruptly turns to a new lead: ex-convict Wang (Nick Cheung), released one week prior to Tsui’s death, and who spent the last 20 years in jail for the rape and murder of Tsui’s eldest daughter, Eva (Janice Man). It's a crime Wang insists he did not commit.
Lam’s instincts tell him that Wang is the killer and fears that Tsui’s youngest daughter Zoe (Janice Man) could be the next target. When she begins to receive threats from an anonymous stalker, Lam is convinced Wang is about to make his next move.
But the more the Inspector looks for answers, the more he’s confronted with questions. Was Wang innocent, just as he’s always claimed? If so, who killed Eva? And was Tsui’s death a matter of revenge?
Just as the killer closes in on Zoe, Lam uncovers a secret so shocking it has the power to save or destroy a life…