As the Light Goes Out

As the Light Goes Out (Chinese: 救火英雄) is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese disaster film directed by Derek Kwok and starring Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue, Simon Yam and Hu Jun.[3]

As the Light Goes Out
As the Light Goes Out poster.jpg
Hong Kong poster
Directed byDerek Kwok
Produced by
  • Albert Lee
  • David Chan
  • Zhao Jun[1]
Written by
  • Derek Kwok
  • Jill Leung
  • Philip Yung[1]
StarringNicholas Tse
Shawn Yue
Simon Yam
Hu Jun
Music by
CinematographyJason Kwan[1]
Edited by
  • Wong Hoi
  • Matthew Hui[1]
Production
companies
Distributed byEmperor Motion Pictures
Huaxia Film Distribution
Release date
  • January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02) (Hong Kong)
  • January 3, 2014 (2014-01-03) (China)
Running time
116 minutes[1]
CountriesHong Kong
China[1]
LanguagesCantonese
Mandarin
English
Box officeUS$15,973,348[2]

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

As the Light Goes Out was released in Hong Kong on January 2, 2014 and in China on January 3, 2014.[1] At the end of the run, the film has grossed $11.92 million in China.[4]

ReceptionEdit

Derek Elley of Film Business Asia gave the film a six out of ten rating, stating that the film "lacks human drama and real scope" and that "isn't especially bad as a genre movie, it's also not especially good, and is certainly no threat to Johnnie To's Lifeline (1997) as the premier Hong Kong firefighting film."[1]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
33rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Derek Kwok Nominated -
Best Cinematography Jason Kwan Nominated -
Best Editing Wong Hoi and Matthew Hui Nominated -
Best Art Direction Eric Lam Nominated -
Best Sound Design Phyllis Cheng Nominated -
Best Visual Effects Henri Wong, Hugo Kwan and Walter Wong Nominated -
Best Original Film Score Teddy Robin and Tomy Wai Nominated -
Best Original Film Song Nicholas Tse, Qiao Xing, Kit and Phat Nominated -
5th Macau International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor William Chan Won [5]
51st Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards Best Visual Effects Henri Wong, Hugo Kwan and Walter Wong Nominated -
Best Action Choreography Wong Wai Leong Won -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Elley, Derek (March 14, 2014). "As the Light Goes Out". Film Business Asia. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  3. ^ "救火英雄As The Light Goes Out (2014)". movie.mtime.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  4. ^ "Weekly box office 13/01/2014 - 19/01/2014". english.entgroup.cn. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  5. ^ http://ent.sina.com.cn/m/c/2013-12-25/11554068442.shtml

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