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Andy Lau Tak Wa produced and starred in THE ADVENTURERS (HUP DOH LUEN MUN) again risked his life. During a wired stunt, Wa Jai accidentally hit the edge of a hole and injured his forehead. To prevent from hindering the production, Wa Jai still insisted on continuing the shoot. After the shoot the team realized that Wa Jai was hurt and examined him. They even appreciated his professionalism and gave him a standing ovation. Wa Jai said, "Actually I rather enjoy shooting this film." Wa Jai in the film would battle international film star Jean Reno. They would battle brains and brawn, as the film even shot on location in Europe.
Meanwhile, the Media Asia Film distributed THE FOUNDING OF AN ARMY will open in Hong Kong on August 3rd. Many celebrities who have worked with director Andrew Lau Wai Keung like Lau Tak Wa, Carina Lau Ka Ling and Tony Leung Chiu Wai made videos to support their friends' new film. In the video, Wa Jai did not use a cane and stood up on his own. Wa Jai said that in the 80s he already knew Lau, who had his own vision on handling masculine films. Thus he definitely would support the Lau Wai Keung directed THE FOUNDING OF AN ARMY.
After almost half a year of recovery, yesterday Wa Jai made a "surprise appearance" as he shot a video for the Lau Wai Keung film.
Earlier Wa Jai reportedly was frail and his voice was hoarse. In the video, Wa Jai was not as thin as earlier reported. His voice was not hoarse either. He looked energetic as he did not require a cane. In addition the director's friends Leung Chiu Wai and his wife Lau Ka Ling said a few words in Cantonese and Mandarin to support Lau Wai Keung.
Two nights ago the first screening took place at the Sunbeam Theater in North Point for almost 1,000 viewers. After watching some said, "Very moving!" Director Lau Wai Keung also attended the forum after the screening. He said that he was reminded of a childhood memory. He also sincerely and humorously had exchanges with the audience. A grandmother even thanked the director for bringing him this film and said that she would watch it again and tell her family and friends to watch it again too. Some viewers said that they cried, and some viewers said that no matter what the person's position was, everyone should watch this film.