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Chasing the Dragon

(追龍)
 
Synopsis:

Superstars Donnie Yen ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", 2016) and Andy Lau ("The Great Wall", 2016) joined forces together the first time on screen to play the infamous drug lord "Crippled Ho" and chief police detective Lee Rock respectively in the new film "Chasing the Dragon". Directed by Wong Jing ("God of Gamblers"; 1989), "Chasing the Dragon" is a story about the brotherly love of "Crippled Ho" and Lee Rock; the two rose to become the most powerful leaders in the upper and under worlds. Since its release in September 2017, "Chasing the Dragon" became China's 8th top grossing Chinese movie of the year with a box office of USD $ 85,404,752.

In the 60s', corruption was rampant in Hong Kong. Ho (Donnie Yen) who was an illegal immigrant from Mainland China became a triad member; and was appreciated by Chief Detective Lee Rock (Andy Lau) During one of the gang fights, Ho sacrificed his right leg to save Rock and become the infamous "Crippled Ho". The two had since developed a close brotherly love. And Rock helped Ho to become the No.1 leader of the drug empire . Rock and Ho became extremely powerful and separated ruled the upper-world and the underworld of Hong Kong. However, at the same time, they were checking and wrestling secretly to ensure the balance of power between them. Until 1974, the establishment of ICAC forced Rock to have a premature retirement. However, Ho did not want to quit, and was determined to become the sole dictator of the drug empire ...

 

Cast:

Donnie Yen, Andy Lau

Director:

Wong Jing

Duration (min) : 128min(tbc), Th/ Ed
Version: Edited, Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Drama, Action

Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China 

Hong Kong

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Love Education

(相愛相)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

2017 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival- Closing Film

2017 Busan International Film Festival- Closing Film

Nominations:

2017 Golden Horse Awards- Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Film Song, Best Original Screenplay
2018 (12th) Asian Film Awards- Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay 

Awards:

2017 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards- Best Director, Films of Merit

 

 
Synopsis:

In her new work “Love Education”, actor-director Sylvia Chang (“Office”, 2015; “Eat Drink Man Woman”, 1994) beautifully intertwined stories of three women of different eras to portray the meaning of love and life, and the importance of communication between generations.  Chang herself also starred in the film along with the superb cast of Lang Yueting, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Song Ningfeng and Estelle Wu.  “Love Education” was selected as the closing film at the Busan International Film Festival and Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in 2017.  It also received nominations of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Film Song and Best Original Screenplay for the 2017 Golden Horse Awards.

Hui Ying (Sylvia Chang) intends to relocate father’s grave from the countryside to the city, where he could be re-buried with her mother. However, her decision sparkles a conflict with Nana (Estelle Wu), father’s first wife. At first, Weiwei (Lang Yueting), is caught between her mother Hui Ying and Nana but after spending time with Nana, she gains a new understanding of life.  In the end, Weiwei, Hui Ying and Nana follow their hearts and make their decisions, which result in an unexpected ending to the incident.

 

 

 
Cast:

Sylvia Chang, Lang Yueting, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Estelle Wu                 

Song Ningfeng  
Director: Sylvia Chang  
Duration (min) : 120 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Family
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide

China and Taiwan

2017

 

 
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Never Too Late

(愛情奴隸獸)
 
Synopsis:

Prolific Hong Kong director/screenwriter Patrick Kong returns to the genre he is best known for, this time with his favourite leading man Alex Fong (Anniversary) and new muse Cecilia So (She Remembers, He Forgets) in the urban romantic comedy Never Too Late.  

Humble guy Calvin (Alex Fong) is dating Farrah (Samantha Ko), a beautiful and promiscuous TV anchor. Despite constant cheating, Alex is still mesmerized by her and turns a blind eye to her unfaithfulness. Nevertheless, Farrah decides to dump him for good.

Heart broken, Calvin goes to a bar and encounters beer girl Bobo (Cecilia So). Though they don’t hit it off instantly, they leave each other good impression. Three months later, a mysterious homicide unites them together. As they join force to solve the case, not only do they find shocking secrets behind it, but they also find the ones they truly love.

 


 

Cast:

Alex Fong, Cecilia So, Samantha Ko

Director:

Patrick Kong

Duration (min) : 108min(tbc), Th/ Ed
Version: Edited, Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Romance, Comedy

Language: Cantonese and Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China 

Hong Kong

2017

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manhunt

(追捕)
 
Awards:

Film Festivals:

2017 Venice International Film Festival

2017 Toronto International Film Festival

2017 Busan International Film Festival

2017 London Film Festival

2017 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

 

 
Synopsis:

Adapted from Juko Nishimura’s novel Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa wo Watare (“You Must Cross the River of Wrath”), and the 1976 movie of the same name by Junya Sato, “Manhunt” is the latest action-packed thriller by director John Woo (“Mission: Impossible 2”, 2000).  Produced by Gordon Chan (“God of War”, 2017) and Chan Hing-kai (“A Better Tomorrow”, 1986), the film stars Masaharu Fukuyama (“Like Father, Like Son”, 2013), Zhang Hanyu (“Assembly”, 2007), Qi Wei (“Broadcasting Girl”, 2014), Ha Ji-won (“Truth Game”, 2000) and Angeles Woo (“Nuts!”, 2016). It also features the renowned Yohei Tanada as Art Director, Takuro Ishizaka as Director of Cinematography and Taro Iwashiro as the composer of film’s original score. 
 

Upstanding lawyer Du Qiu (Zhang Hanyu) who is framed for murder runs from the police manhunt to uncover the truth behind the case. During investigation, veteran detective Yamura (Masaharu Fukuyama) finds that the seemingly open-and-shut case is not that simple. As the pursuit becomes more intense, a bond begins to build between the fugitive and his pursuer even though Yamura knows that he cannot fully trust Du Qiu.

 

 
Cast: Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama, Qi Wei, Ha Ji-won            
Director: John Woo
Duration (min) : 109 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Action Thriller, Crime
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Mandarin mixed with Japanese and English
 

Territory:

                   

Origin:

Year:

 

Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, East Timor,

Cambodia,  Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, Korea only

Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea

2017

 

 
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Never Say Die

(羞羞的鐵拳)
 
Synopsis:

With domestic box office amassing over RMB 2.13 billion (US$322 million), Never Say Diehas become the highest-grossing comedy in China this year, as well as the 4thhighest-grossing film of all time in China. Allen Ai and Ma Li reunite on the big screen after the massive hit Goodbye Mr. Loser2 years ago. 

Edison(Allen Ai)is adisgracedboxer whocheats in boxing matches in order to make a living. He is in a love-hate relationship with Ma Xiao (Ma Li), a female sports journalist with full sense of justice. One night, an unexpected incident occurs in which their bodies swap after being struck by current. The body exchange gets them into a lot of trouble, causing a whirlwind inside the boxing ring and exposing the dark secret of boxing cheat.

In order to return to their own bodies, they must first learn to put away their prejudice. With the helpof a martial arts master, theyeventuallyunite together to fight back against evil.


 

Cast:

Allen AI, MA Li, SHEN Teng

Director:

SONG Yang, ZHANG Chiyu

Duration (min) : 100min(tbc), Th/ Ed
Version: Edited, Theatrical
Grade: PG-13
Genre:

Comedy

Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese and English/ English
 

Territory:

Origin:

Year:

 

Worldwide except China 

China

2017