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I saw the Honk Kong action film Firestorm with subtitles. I have a doubt regarding the ending scene in the movie.

The movie closes with Inspector Lui debriefing another officer and smiling to himself, The camera pans out and we see the iron door of the cell in which Lui and the officer were sitting. Was it a jail or a mental institution or just some other place?

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Liu is in jail for the crimes he committed while taking Nam down. Throughout the beginning of the movie he does everything "by the book", but by the end he is forced to forgoe the rules and has to go to jail as a result.

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thanks, I just wanted to be sure, coz he was smiling to himself, so I thought with all that shoot out he had probably lost it! So he admitted his crimes himself, even though all the witnesses against his crimes were dead? –  rps Mar 18 at 15:09
    
There's no way to know for sure, but his character is constantly struggling with morals so it's likely he came clean about what happened. As for why he's smiling, all I can think is that he felt that Nam's death was worth the punishment. –  Johnny Bones Mar 18 at 16:42

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