Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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Nick Cheung Ka Fai in order to make the film NIGHTFALL (DAI JUI BO) spent half a year on physical training.  In the film he and prisoner Ken Low Wai Kwong had many fight scenes.  Before the shoot, Ka Fai in order to look better brought fitness equipment to pump up his muscles.  He also lifted weights, performed push ups to appear in his best shape.  The director arranged for Low Wai Kwong and several Thai kickboxing experts to fight with Ka Fai.  In front of the experts Ka Fai had to stay alert.

Ka Fai said that at first he was afraid that the experts' real punches would hurt him, so they held back.  Yet no matter what the fight did not look real, he even told them to stop holding back and he would adjust.  Ka Fai joked that since he had some training he learned a few ways to block.  Actually Ka Fai fought more viciously than the experts as he was an animal.  He chased the four experts and even Low Wai Kwong slipped twice.  Once he almost rammed into the wall and frightening the director into stopping the shoot.

Later, Low Wai Kwong was sweating bullets as well and joked that he finally got a taste of Ka Fai's agility.  He was not superficial and had superb strength.  He said that this time he only worked two days and thought that the shoot would not be too difficult.  Yet after the shoot he truly was exhausted.  After this scene, Ka Fai also breathed a sigh of relief.  He said that half a year of training was for this one scene.  The most vicious was not him but director Roy Chow Hin Yeung, who almost had them killed.  Since he was buying, he could only cooperate and sell.  He only hoped that the sale would have value.

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