CALL OF HEROES (危城)

Directed by: Benny Chan 2016 | 119 min.

Section: Spotlight on Hong Kong

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


Synopsis

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Hong Kong director Benny Chan (SHAOLIN) is back with an action-packed kung fu epic for the ages! Early 20th century, southern China: warlords loom over small town Pucheng. Warden Yang (Lau Ching Wan, FULL ALERT, MAD DETECTIVE, A TALE OF THREE CITIES) and his men work to protect Pucheng from threats on all sides. The biggest threat is notorious warlord Cao Ying who has taken control of many towns in the region, known for his brutality and savagery. Even worse than Cao Ying, is his son Cao Shaolun (Louis Koo, ELECTION, DRUG WAR, SPL2, LINE WALKER - HIFF 2016), who has a reputation for taking great pleasure in murdering innocent people.

One early morning, an unknown man rides into the town, and commits an unspeakable act of murder, killing three people. Though he is quickly apprehended and sentenced to death, the townspeople soon find out he is none other than Cao Shaolun himself! Yang must make a difficult decision, bring Shaolun to justice and risk the wrath of Cao Ying, or set him free and risk suffering his cruel vengeance? When the pressure mounts, a mysterious wanderer (Eddie Peng, COLD WAR, TAI CHI HERO) may be the hero they are looking for.

The biggest Hong Kong martial arts film of the year, with action sequences choreographed by the legendary Sammo Hung, CALL OF HEROES is heart-pounding fun!
-Anna Page

Screenings

Friday, November 04 6:30 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Tuesday, November 08 8:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Saturday, November 12 3:00 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Benny Chan
Producer Benny Chan, Alvin Lam
Cast Shu Ying Jiang, Louis Koo, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Yu Yan Eddie Peng, Quan Yuan
Cinematographer Pakie Chan
Editor Yau Chi Wai
Writer Benny Chan, I Chueh Chien, Wai Chin Tam, Tim Tong, Doug Wong
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