Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Louis Koo, Peter Chan Shun Chi and his on screen counterpart Sean Lau
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Max Zhang, Louis Koo, Sean Lau, and Gordon Lam
Andy Tien (back) and Philip Ng
(back) Yip Chi Keung, Bennett Pang, Elaine Jin, Kenny Bee, Chin Su Ho, Susan Shaw and Anthony Chan promote with the young Wynners
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Sean Lau talks about working with elephants
The Wynners lead the Young Wynners to the promotion
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Sil-Metropole ysterday held its 2017 film rundown at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market and introduced four major productions: DEALER/HEALER (DUK GAI), UNDERCOVER VS. UNDERCOVER (NGOR FU CHIM LUNG), MY PET IS AN ELEPHANT (NGOR DIK CHUNG MUK SI DAI JEUNG) and HOUSE OF THE RISING SONS (HING DAI BAN). DEALER/HEALER had the strongest cast. Based on the past of the outstanding youth Peter Chan Shun Chi, Best Actor Sean Lau Ching Wan said that he did not have any pressure from playing this character. However working with an elephant on another movie would be a challenge!

Sil-Metropole Organization chief Chei Yiqi yesterday said that the group has always worked hard on producing high quality films and planned to produce over ten movies every year for the Chinese film industry development to be even more colorful. Opening the event was Sean Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Max Zhang Jin and Gordon Lam Ka Tung starred DEALER/HEALDER (DUK GAI), based on the legendary story of a mobster's drug addiction recovery. Ching Wan said, "I have no pressure from playing Chan Shun Chi. This is a very special movie. The story wants to tell everyone that many people have made mistakes, but they can live anew after repenting. However the world is missing understanding and forgiveness!" Koo Tin Lok's character turned from a cop to a drug dealer, but the host said that his 70s long hair and bell bottoms look was a little cute. Goo Jai said, "You know I am cute in a wig!" Lam Ka Tung played Lee Siu Kei, the character had to be very rough and loud; Zhang Jin played the best fighter "Kitty", who ended up cancer. He needed time to lose weight.

For the Gordon Chan Ka Seung produced, Vanness Wu (Ng Kin Ho), Philip Ng Won Lung and Andy Tien (On Chi Kit) starred UNDERCOVER VS. UNDERCOVER (NGOR FU CHIM LUNG), Ng Won Lung was the action director, actor and executive producer. He said that he, Ng Kin Ho and On Chi Kit over ten years ago worked together on STAR RUNNER (SIU NIN AH FU). In one scene back then they talked about the future. This time the trio reunited and shared the screen again.

For the fantasy film MY PET IS AN ELEPHANT, Lau Ching Wan had to go to Xishuangbanna. The director revealed that Ching Wan played over the hill circus ringleader and had emotional scenes with an elephant. In one scene he had to put his hand on the elephant's tusks. During the shoot he was a little worried. Ching Wan joked, "If it killed me, today Hong Kong would have one less Best Actor! Actually during the shoot the elephant was on its front knees. I held on to its tusks then it picked me up. However it had its eyes on me the whole time. It was very hot at the time too, I could sense that it was tolerating me. Thus I had to be careful of its temper. Because its trunk was very powerful and skin tough, with any mishap I would be busted open!" He said that in the film he had to be with five elephants for two months. The animals basically were very gentle, only one little one was in a bad mood. It would throw a tantrum like a child. During the shoot it would walk away and four or five trainers would not be able to do anything. However Ching Wan sensed that elephants indeed were very highly intelligent animals and should be properly protected and not harmed.

The final film was the Anthony Chan Yau directed, the Wynners based HOUSE OF THE RISING SONS (HING DAI BAN). It would depict six young people's pursuit for their music dreams. In the flm aside from the Wynners, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Liu Kai Chi, Kara Wai Ying Hung, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling) and Chin Siu Ho would star. Yesterday Alan Tam Wing Lun was skiing in Europe and did not appear. The remaining four Wynners jammed with the "young version Wynners" on a rendition of the song HOUS OF THE RISING SUN. Sil-Metropole will continue to make movies like I HAVE A DATE WITH A VAMPIRE, SAM LEI TUN 18 HO HONG (SANLITUN 18 GOOD MEN), JUI SAT (CHASE TO KILL), HAK HAT JUI GIK (HACKER SNIPING), JUI MUNG SEUNG SING (DREAM CHASNG TWIN CITIES), SEUNG JOI NEI JOR YAU (ALWAYS AROUND YOU), GA JAU YUN GEI (CALIFORNIA PREGNANCY JOURNAL) and SAM CHOI GUOON YUM (THREE COLORED GODDESS OF MERCY).

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