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The Sexy Guys

(最佳男友進化論)

 

 

Synopsis:

Prominent Hong Kong actor and director Lam Tze-chung is best known for such iconic films as Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer. In the comedy The Sexy Guys he teams up with the talents of actor and television personality Zheng Kai (Ex-

Files, My Lucky Star), Zhang Yuqi, who came to fame in CJ7, and actor, singer and swimmer Alex Fong (The Founding of a Party, Marriage with a Fool).

 

With his extensive dating experience, Fan (Zheng) decides to organise a training camp to help single men evolve into “best boyfriends”. A teaching session takes place at a wedding where the bridesmaid (Zhang) appears impressed by the smooth talk of Fan’s apprentices.  But, as the expert himself, it appears Fan’s own love life is turning into chaos.

 

 

 
Cast:

Zheng Kai, Zhang Yuqi, Alex Fong

Director: Lam Tze-chung
Duration (min) :

89 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Romance, Comedy

Language:

Cantonese and Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China

China, Hong Kong 

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Looking Up

(銀河補習班)

 

 

Synopsis:

In Looking Up the highly respected directing duo of Deng Chao (The Breakup Guru, The Mermaid) and Yu Baimei (Devil and Angel, The Breakup Guru) have produced a beautifully touching portrait of a son’s relationship with his father. Spanning thirty years, the film covers a number of issues concerning modern Chinese life from inflation and corruption to high parental expectations. As well as directing duties, Deng also takes the film’s leading role alongside Ren Suxi (A Cool Fish, Mr. Donkey), Bai Yu (Guardian, Memory Lost) and Sun Xilun (A Love So Beautiful, Jianbing Man).

 

Following an accident, an astronaut (Deng) loses contact with mission control and finds himself alone in space. In the darkest hour of his life he recalls the lessons taught by his father. Reflecting on the past he remembers how his family were ostracised by neighbours for a crime they weren’t responsible for, betrayed by someone they trusted and bullied by local thugs. But, most of all, he recalls the father who always believed in him and turned him into a man.

 

 
Cast:

Deng Chao, Ren Suxi, Bai Yu, Sun Xilun

Director: Deng Chao, Yu Baimei
Duration (min) :

147 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Family

Language:

Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China

China

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A City Called Macau

(媽閣是座城)

 

 

Synopsis:

Over the course of its 400-year history, Macau is a city that has seen tremendous changes but it is the territory’s association with gambling which is examined in this film. Helmed by the award-winning Li Shaohong (Bloody Morning, Blush), who is regarded by many as China’s top female directing talent, A City Called Macau stars Bai Baihe (Love Is Not Blind, Monster Hunt), dancer-turned-actor Huang Jue (Baober In Love), Wu Gang (Iron Man) and Geng Le (Legendary).

 

Mei Xiao-ou (Bai) once gave everything to Lu Jin-tong (Geng) but when she realised that he would never quit gambling she escapes to Macau in search of a new life. Armed with newfound courage and tenaciousness. Xiao-ou finds work in a casino handling high rollers from Mainland China. It is there that she meets Kevin Duan (Wu), a highly successful businessman, but she never finds the sense of security she needs from him. The disillusioned Xiao-ou is all but ready to give up on love when the sculptor Shi Qilan (Huang) enters her life. She decides to put her heart on the line once more – only to find herself a pawn in another high-stakes game. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Bai Baihe, Huang Jue, Wu Gang, Geng Le

Director: Li Shaohong 
Duration (min) :

120 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Romance 

Language:

Mandarin

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

Worldwide except China 

China

2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Bodies at Rest

(沉默的證人)

 

 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Far East Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

Several years ago Finnish director Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) started to helm Chinese-language films and, following Skiptrace and Legend of the Ancient Sword, Bodies at Rest is his third Chinese offering. With a nod to the Die Hard series, the retro Hong Kong-based thriller takes place on Christmas Eve and stars former police officer Nick Cheung (Beast Stalker, Nightfall), Richie Jen (Life Without Principle) and Yang Zi (Battle of Changsha).

 

A cat-and-mouse game unfolds during a single night when a group of armed criminals including Santa (Jen) barges into a Hong Kong mortuary demanding that forensic doctor Nick Chan (Cheung) and his assistant Lynn (Yang) hand over a bullet lodged inside a corpse. While the criminals are desperately trying to hide their true identities, the doctor finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into a quagmire as his past inadvertently catches up with him. Each explosive twist in the plot soon pushes the characters beyond their limits. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Nick Cheung, Richie Jen, Yang Zi

Director: Renny Harlin
Duration (min) : 94 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action, Drama
Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China

Hong Kong

2019

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Rookies 

(素人特工)

 

 

Synopsis:

Taking in locations in both China and Hungary The Rookies is an action comedy written and directed by Alan Yuen (Monster Hunt, Firestorm). The film’s international cast includes such prominent names as Ukrainian-born actress, model and musician Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element, Resident Evil), Sandrine Pinna (Candy Rain, Touch of the Light), Wang Talu (Our Times) and actor and singer-songwriter Timmy Xu Weizhou (Addicted).

 

After extreme sports enthusiast, Zhao Feng (Wang), bumbling cop Miao Miao (Pinna) and her best friend Ding Shan (Xu) cross paths with special agent Bruce (Jovovich), the trio find themselves thrust into the world of international espionage. Travelling to Budapest with Bruce, they’re soon on a mission to steal a priceless treasure and will use the funds from its sale to make a nuclear weapon.  It’s not long before their assignment is almost complete – that’s until their plans are disrupted by a terrorist mastermind. 

 

 

 
Cast:

Wang Talu, Sandrine Pinna, Milla Jovovich, Timmy Xu, Liu Meitong 

Director: Alan Yuen
Duration (min) :

113 min (tbc), Th/Ed

Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Action, Comedy

Language:

Mandarin mixed with English

Subtitles:

Chinese & English/ English

 

Territory:

 

 

Origin:

Year:

Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar,

Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Philippines,

Malaysia only 

China

2019