Category:Media Asia films
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The following 75 pages are in this category, out of 75 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 2 Become 1 (film) – 2 Become 1 is a 2006 Hong Kong romantic comedy-drama film directed by Law Wing-Cheong and produced by Johnnie To. The film stars Miriam Yeung as Bingo Leung, a woman who discovers she has breast cancer. The film is based on Xi Xis published diary Mourning For Breasts, Bingo Leung, an advertising executive, lives a carefree life with her friends until she bumps into a doctor, V, who becomes infatuated with her after she rejects him. His interference leads to her discovery of a malignant lump on her breast, everything begins to fall apart as she tries to cope with the loss of femininity in a series of bittersweet events. With the help of V and a shy but talented teenage singer Sing, Bingo is able to cope with her cancer, revive her career, the epilogue shows Bingo years later at a shop buying a bra for her daughter. Miriam Yeung as Bingo Leung Richie Ren as Dr Vincent V Cheung Justin Lo as Fung Sing-Ping Maggie Shiu as Dr. Kong Hui Shiu-Hung as Mr. After Milkyway Image gained film rights, a first draft of the script was written by Ivy Ho, after producers felt that the diary did not have a complete story, they hired screenwriter Fung Chi-Keung to rewrite the story. 2 Become 1 first gained controversy with the original theatrical poster. The posters were replaced with a traditional design, showing portraits of the leading actors. Miriam Yeung reacted strongly to the ban, and noted there was no nudity in the film. Reaction to the teaser poster differed in Mainland China, the Chinese Film Bureau, which is in charge of movie censorship, praised the design for its social value. The films Mainland Chinese distributor, Polybona Films used the design in various promotional materials. Hong Kong Film Awards Nominated, Best New Director Johnnie To filmography 2 Become 1 at the Internet Movie Database 2 Become 1 at AllMovie
2. Hooked on You – Hooked on You is a 2007 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed and edited by Law Wing-Cheong and produced by Johnnie To and his production company Milkyway Image. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film stars Miriam Yeung as a fishmonger who strives to fulfill her lifelong dreams before she turns 30, miu, a fishmonger at the Prosperity Market. Because of her father’s debt she gives herself three years to work at the Wet market and she promises herself that she’s going to leave the wet market and find a man worthy of her. At the market she always quarrel with her neighbor stall Mr. Fish
3. Initial D (film) – Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong action film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga. The main character, Takumi Fujiwara, is portrayed by Jay Chou, taking place in Gunma prefecture in Japan, the story concerns a young tofu-delivery driver named Takumi Fujiwara. He trained from an age and before he could drive to deliver tofu to the peak of Mt. Akina. He had been trained to a level of skill in taking on the five hairpin corners plus using the gutter techniques of Mt. Akina. The film chronicles his evolution from a delivery boy into a hardened tōge racer. Takumi drives his fathers Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX which is seemingly unmodified but is perfectly suited for the corners of Mt. Akina. This gains the attention of street racers across the prefecture, some ultimately challenge Takumi to races on Akinas downhill, including Takeshi Nakazato who leads the NightKids team and drives a Nissan Skyline GT-R. Ryosuke Takahashi, leader of the RedSuns team and a driver of the Mazda RX-7 helps out Takumi by giving him advice, Takumi agrees to race Ryosuke in three weeks. While following the path of a racer, Takumi must deal with his alcoholic father. Shes with a man at a love hotel for two weeks as he takes on more difficult challenges. With all the talk on Takumis AE86, Takumis close friend Itsuki Tachibana buys a new car after his Nissan Silvia gets totaled and he winds up swindled — getting an AE85 instead. Takumi was lured by Itsuki to teach driving down Mt. Akina, Takumi thus gains more fame, but the Emperor Team is mad. Takumi tests his new car, but is not used to the new mechanics, until Bunta teaches him how to drive right, Takumi is bothered by Natsukis absence. Despite a fight between Itsuki and him where Itsuki claimed he saw Natsuki coming out of a hotel with her older partner. Takumi suspects something amiss about her, when Ryousuke and Takeshi arrive to pick him up for their duel, Takumi follows, but he briefly sees Natsuki with her older partner, which seems to confirm what Itsuki saw. At the showdown, Ryosuke and Takumi race with the racer from the Emperor Team, Ryousuke and Takumi handle their common opponent from the and work together. The Emperor Team loses when Kyouichi swerves to avoid hitting a car, the race then leaves only Takumi and Ryosuke, they take each other on
4. Infernal Affairs – Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of an officer who infiltrates a triad. The Chinese title means The Unceasing Path, a reference to Avici, the lowest level of Hell in Buddhism, thus, the English title is both a phonetic pun and – like the Chinese title – an allusion to a place or condition of eternal suffering. Infernal Affairs is the first in the Infernal Affairs series and was followed by Infernal Affairs II, pre-release publicity focused on its star-studded cast, although the film also received critical acclaim for its original plot and its concise and swift storytelling style. The film had been selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 76th Academy Awards, miramax Films acquired the United States distribution rights of this film and gave it a limited US theatrical release in 2004. Infernal Affairs was remade by Martin Scorsese in 2006 as The Departed, Infernal Affairs focuses on a police officer named Chen Wing-yan, who goes undercover into a triad, and a triad member Lau Kin-ming, who infiltrates the Hong Kong Police Force. Each mole has been planted by the organisation to gain an advantage in intelligence over the other side. The more the moles become involved in their lives, the more issues they have to cope with. The prologue opens with the introduction of triad boss Hon Sam, concurrently, a young Chen joins the police force but is seemingly expelled from the academy even though he manages to impress Superintendent Wong Chi-shing. In reality, Chen has become an undercover agent reporting only to Wong, over the course of ten years, Chen experiences great stress from his undercover work while Lau quickly rises through the ranks in the police department. The film begins with a meeting between Chen and Lau in a store without either of them knowing the others identity. Wong and his team interrupt a deal between Hon Sam and a Thai cocaine dealer after receiving a tip-off from Chen using Morse code. However, Lau alerts Hon, giving him time to order his minions to dispose of the cocaine. After the incident, Wong and Hon are both aware that each have a mole within their respective organisations, placing them in a race against time to root out the other mole. Later, Chen sees Hon conversing with Lau at a cinema but does not see Laus face clearly, at their next meeting, Wong intends to pull Chen out of undercover work for fear of his safety. They are unaware that Lau has his subordinate, CIB Inspector B, meanwhile, Hon sends Crazy Keung and other henchmen to confront them after receiving intel from Lau. Inspector B informs Lau and sends an OCTB squad to save Wong, Chen flees from the building using a crane while Wong sacrifices himself to save him by distracting Hons men. Wong is beaten and thrown off the roof by the gangsters, as the police close in, a shootout ensues in which several gangsters are killed
5. The Killer (1989 film) – The Killer † is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh. Chow plays the assassin Ah Jong, who damages the eyes of the singer Jennie during a shootout. He later discovers that if Jennie does not have an operation she will go blind. To get the money for Jennie, Ah Jong decides to one last hit. After the financial backing from Tsui Hark became problematic following the release of Woos film A Better Tomorrow 2, Woo had to find backing through Chow Yun Fat and Danny Lees financing companies. Woo went into filming The Killer with a rough draft whose plot was influenced by the films Le Samouraï, Mean Streets, Woo desired to make a film about honour, friendship and the relationship of two seemingly opposite people. After finishing filming, Woo referred to The Killer as a tribute to directors Jean-Pierre Melville, the Killer was not an immediate success in Hong Kong, but received critical acclaim in the Western world with reviewers praising the action scenes and its over-the-top style. The film became Woos stepping stone to make Hollywood films and has been an influence on many directors, including Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez. Hitman Ah Jong, is on his last job for the Hong Kong Triad, after the attack, Ah Jong begins to watch Jennie perform at the nightclub and escorts her home when she is attacked by thugs. Jennie and Ah Jong begin to fall in love during his frequent visits at her apartment, driven to help her secure the money for a sight-saving corneal transplant, he accepts one final hit. A police detective, Li Ying, spots Ah Jong completing the job, Triad boss Hay Wong Hoi double crosses Ah Jong, and instead of paying him, sends a group of hitmen to kill him. During Ah Jongs escape from the Triad, a child is injured by a stray bullet. After dispatching the attackers, Ah Jong rushes the child to the hospital while being followed by Li, Once the child regains consciousness at the casualty ward, Ah Jong escapes Li and Tsang. Li becomes obsessed with Ah Jongs act of good will and he and Tsang find that Ah Jong visits Jennie at her apartment, they plan to arrest him the next time he visits her. Ah Jong visits Jennie and is caught in an ambush from which he manages to escape, Li and Tsang explain to Jennie that Ah Jong was the assassin that blinded her at the nightclub. Ah Jong meets with his Triad manager, Fung Sei, Fung Sei brings a suitcase for Ah Jong, who discovers it to be filled with sheets of blank paper before finding himself in the middle of a Triad ambush. He kills all of the hitmen, but leaves Fung Sei alive, the next day, after Fung Seis pleas for Wong Hoi fall on deaf ears, Ah Jong does a hit-and-run on Wong Hois car, wounding the Triad leader and killing his driver and bodyguard. Li begins to close in on Ah Jong after Tsang follows Fung Sei, because of their friendship, Fung Sei leaves a large stockpile of weaponry for Ah Jong
6. Media Asia Entertainment Group – Media Asia Entertainment Group, Media Asia Group, is a Hong Kong production company and film distributor for films made in Hong Kong and throughout China. It is a subsidiary of Lai Sun Development Company Ltd, headquartered in Hong Kong, Media Asia is one of Asias largest Chinese language film studios. Listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited Dealing and Automated Quotation System in November 2004, the executive officer of the company is John Chong, a co-founder of Media Asia. The chairman of the Company is Peter Lam, the son of Lim Por-yen. Media Asia was also the only entertainment company listed on the bourse. On 25 June 2007 the Singapore exchange approved the request to delist the company,1 August 2007 following a compulsory buyout of minority interests in the company, it was successfully delisted. Media Asia has produced or co-financed over 50 Chinese language films and these include box-office successes such as Initial D, Wait Til Youre Older, A World Without Thieves, Magic Kitchen, and the Infernal Affairs trilogy. Media Asia has a library of over 269 Chinese language films that it distributes to more than 30 major international markets, from 1997 until 2004, it held the pre-1997 Golden Harvest film library with Mega Star handling home video distribution. When Mega Star went into Fortune Star, and with backing 20th Century Fox, it took the rights to the Golden Harvest film catalogue with them
7. Accident (2009 film) – Accident, originally titled Assassins, is a 2009 Hong Kong action thriller film directed by Soi Cheang, produced by Johnnie To and starring Louis Koo, and Richie Jen. Accident competed at the 66th Venice International Film Festival, and was released theatrically in Hong Kong on 17 September 2009, the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Region 1 by Shout. In the opening scene, a man is killed in what appears to be an accident, however, it is revealed that the man was actually murdered, with the supposed accident actually orchestrated by a group of killers led by the Brain. The group specializes in killing their victims using elaborate schemes that mask the murders as if they were accidents, Uncle, one of the team members, accidentally leaves a cigarette butt at the crime scene, and it is found by the Brain. After an argument, Uncle vows to quit smoking afterwards, the team then gets a job from a son that wants to kill his own father, likely for insurance money. They plan an accident to kill their target via electrocution, the team tries to execute their plan many times but fail due to the rain falling later than necessary. During one run, Uncle smokes a cigarette and begins to show signs of Alzheimers disease, however, the rain falls on time, and the team decides to go forth with their plan. Uncle forgets to play his part in the murder, but the murder is successfully executed nonetheless, unexpectedly, after the murder, a bus loses control and almost runs over the Brain. The Brain manages to get out of the path, but the bus then runs over Fatty, another member of the team. The Brain takes Fattys belongings, with Fatty asking the Brain whether it really was an accident before he dies, the Brain then returns home to find police officers investigating his flat, which was broken into. The Brain becomes paranoid and is convinced that everything was a setup and he trails the son to an insurance company the next day. The Brain sees the son arguing with an insurance agent over what appears to be money, the Brain rents a flat on the floor directly below the insurance agents flat, and begins to perform secret surveillance on the agent. One day, the Brain trails the client to find the Woman picking up the payment for the job at a parking garage, however, only Fatty and the Brain should have known about the pickup. The Woman explains to the Brain that Fatty had told her about the client, after he leaves, as he is walking on the sidewalk, the client falls from the roof of the same building and is dead. The Brain develops further suspicion of the agent, who he can see talking on the phone. In a later date, the Brain receives a call from Uncle for help, however, the Brain is too late and finds Uncle severely injured, apparently dropping two stories from a building near the crime scene in the opening scene. However, in the middle of the execution, there is a solar eclipse. At this time, the Brain receives a call from Uncle in the hospital, Uncle had accidentally dropped a bag of toy balls that night, which led to the loss of control of the bus
8. Armour of God (film) – Armour of God is a 1986 Hong Kong action comedy film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Alan Tam, Lola Forner and Rosamund Kwan, the film features Chans kung fu, comedy and stunts, with an Indiana Jones-style theme. The film was followed by the sequel Armour of God II, asian Hawk, is a former musician who becomes an adventurer and treasure hunter. After successfully stealing a sword from an African tribe, he has the weapon auctioned before it is won by May Bannon, the beautiful daughter of Count Bannon. He is reunited with his former bandmate Alan, who seeks his help as his girlfriend Lorelei has been kidnapped by a religious cult as a means of acquiring Jackies services. The cult possesses two pieces of a legendary armour called the Armour of God, and they intend to have Jackie bring them the three remaining pieces, including the sword. Jackie, Alan and May travel into Northern Yugoslavia to find the cults monastery and they infiltrate the hideout and secretly rescue Lorelei, unaware that the cult leaders have anticipated their arrival and brainwashed her to do their bidding. At Mays rest home, Lorelei drugs Alan and has him steal the three armour pieces, Jackie sneaks back to the monastery and rescues his friends. As Alan and Lorelei make their escape, Jackie fends off against the members before discovering the Armour of God in a cave. Before he gets a chance to take the armour, he encounters the Grand Wizard, exploiting their high-heeled shoes as their weakness, Jackie defeats the assassins in a grueling fight. Jackie is then surrounded by the rest of the Grand Wizards men and he runs out of a cave and spots a hot-air balloon with Alan, Lorelei, and May aboard. In a daring move, Jackie does a base jump off the cave, filming was also undertaken in Graz, Austria, France, Spain and Morocco. During filming of the sequence, one scene called for Jackie Chan to jump from a wall to a tree branch. The first take went as planned, but Chan insisted on re-shooting the scene, on his second attempt, the branch broke and he fell 5 metres to the ground below. His head hit a rock, cracking his skull and forcing a piece of bone up into his brain, Chan was flown to the hospital and was in surgery eight hours later. As a result, he now has a permanent hole in his head filled with a plastic plug, Chan replaced Eric Tsang as director following the accident. Footage of the accident is shown during the ending credits. While shooting the hot air balloon jump, Chan skydived out of a plane, for the shot of him jumping off the cliff, the crew rigged him up to a wire as he had no experience of BASE jumping
9. Assembly (film) – Assembly is a 2007 Chinese war film written by Liu Heng and directed by Feng Xiaogang. It starred Zhang Hanyu, Deng Chao, Yuan Wenkang, Tang Yan, Wang Baoqiang, Liao Fan, Hu Jun, Ren Quan, the film, ostensibly portraying an anti-war theme, was first released on 20 December 2007. It won the 2008 Hundred Flowers Awards and the 2009 Golden Rooster Awards for Best Film and they win the battle but sustain heavy casualties in the process. Gu is punished by confinement for three days and he quickly befriends his cellmate, Wang Jincun, a teacher and pacifist who is jailed for cowardice in battle. After Gu is released, he meets his superior, Colonel Liu Zeshui and they must not retreat until they hear the bugle call for assembly. With Lius permission, Wang becomes the 9th Companys new political commissar, almost immediately after fortifying their position, the 9th Company comes under heavy attack by NRA forces. After fending off a wave of infantry and destroying two enemy tanks, only a handful of them are left alive. The mortally wounded adjutant claims that he heard a call in the distance. A few others say they heard it too, Gu, who has been temporarily deafened by an explosion, is reluctant to believe them so he orders them to fight to the death. The entire 9th Company, except Gu, is killed, PLA forces eventually find Gu, unconsciousness and heavily wounded. They mistake him for an enemy because he was wearing a NRA uniform, after being nursed back to health in a military hospital, Gu tries to convince the staff that he is from the PLA. However, when he was still in coma, the PLA was reorganised, the other patients scorn him because they think he is a deserter. Gu volunteers to fight in the Korean War as an enlisted soldier, during a spotting mission, he risks his life to save his commander, Lieutenant Zhao Erdou, from a landmine and loses his right eye after being hit by shrapnel. After the war ends, Gu travels back to the old battlefield and he is disappointed to see that the mine has been reactivated and the old entrance is now buried under coal. He encounters Wangs widow and convinces her to marry Zhao, with Zhaos help, Gu manages to confirm his identity and the 9th Companys existence. He finds his way to Lius tomb, the tomb keeper, who turns out to be 139th Regiments bugler, explains that the assembly bugle call was never sounded. In fact, the 9th Company was sacrificed to cover the regiments retreat, Gu flies into a rage and curses and swears at Lius tombstone but calms down later. Gu starts camping at the mine and attempts to dig out his mens bodies with a shovel, when Wangs remains are found a month later, the PLA sends an official notice to the local government to honour the 9th Company