Ethan Ruan (Yuen King Tin) tries to make Niu Chen-Zer feel better
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The film MONGA two nights ago held its Hong Kong International Film Festival premiere. Director Niu Chen-Zer led leads Ethan Ruan (Yuen King Tin), Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting), Ke Jia-Yan, Rhydian Vaughn (Fung Siu Ngok) and producer Lee Lieh attended. When Siu Tin appeared, shrieks appeared as many fans screamed "Siu Tin Tin". With his first film premiere in Hong Kong, director Niu Chen-Zer expressed that he was more familiar with Taiwan but in Hong Kong a lot was beyond his control. He honestly said that he was not used to it. He even joked, "I am the least used to Siu Tin being more popular than me." He expressed that in Taiwan everyone knew him but not in Hong Kong. However he was happy for Siu Tin. Siu Tin said, "I don't dare, the director is always the largest."
Siu Tin expressed that when he was little he constantly watched Hong Kong films, now he was very happy to be able to bring his work here. It was like putting an effort into giving birth to a child. Did they have any box office expectation? The director expressed that 40% box office was already lost to piracy. He could only again urged that this film is suitable to be seen at the movies. This film's Taiwan box office has already reached NT$300 million. Were they also confident that it could break CAPE NO. 7's box office record? The director helplessly expressed that probably would not be possible but now piracy has drowned it.
Was Siu Tin hoping to receive a Golden Horse Best Actor nomination with this film? He honestly said that he did not think much about it. During the shoot he was able to live with himself and answer to himself. Actually he was already very happy as a part of the shoot, and in addition he was still young. He felt that the praise for the film was even more important than his character. He also said that he still had room to grow, thus he would not have too much expectation. However he was still confident in himself.
Ke Jia-Yan expressed that earlier she came to Hong Kong. This time she felt like "I am back." Yet this trip to Hong Kong has been tightly scheduled. She still did not have time to go out. However she praised Hong Kong guys as sharp dressed.