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Dealer/Healer is a 2017 Hong Kong-Chinese action crime drama film directed by Lawrence Ah Mon and starring Sean Lau, Gordon Lam and Jiang Yiyan, with special appearances by Louis Koo and Zhang Jin.[2] The film is based on the story of former Hong Kong triad member, Peter Chan's recovery from drug addiction. Chan, who is portrayed in the film by Lau, served as one of the producers of the film.[4] It was released in China on 12 May 2017[3] and in Hong Kong on 18 May 2017.

Dealer/Healer
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Traditional毒。誡
Simplified毒。诫
MandarinDú. Jiè
CantoneseDeok6. Gaai3
Directed byLawrence Ah Mon
Produced byJulia Chu
Peter Chan
Cho King-man
Esther Koo
Ren Yue
Diao Lijun
Tang Wai-chuk
Yang Guang
Lee Wai
Lam Yuet-lan
Ricky Fan
Screenplay byChan Man-keung
Lam Wai-kuk
StarringSean Lau
Gordon Lam
Jiang Yiyan
Louis Koo
Zhang Jin
Music byYue Yat-yiu
Edgar Hung
CinematographyZhang Ying
Edited byWong Hoi
Production
company
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Leap Eagle Media Culture
Dalian Erdong Filming and Cultural
Cheers Studio
Sil-Meteropole Oragnisation (Guangzhou) Film & TV Culture
Beijing Each Media
Sumeru Culture Media (Shenzhen)
Dreams Salon Entertainment Culture
Distributed byIntercontinental Film Distributors (HK)
Release date
  • 12 May 2017 (2017-05-12) (China)
  • 18 May 2017 (2017-05-18) (Hong Kong)
Running time
101 minutes[1]
CountryHong Kong
China[2]
LanguageCantonese
Box officeCN¥40 million (China)[3]

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PlotEdit

During the 1960s-70s in Hong Kong, when the police were corrupt and triads ruled the city, it was the glorious days days for Chan Wah (Sean Lau), La Ba (Gordon Lam), Kitty (Zhang Jin) and their brothers. Chan, who was very arrogant, was regarded as the leader of the "Thirteen Naughty Children of Tsz Wan Shan". Chan later meets the love of his life, Ho-yau (Jiang Yiyan), and spent his sweetest times with her. However, good times do not as long as Chan was being hunted down for drug trafficking. Fortunately, Chan was able to escape from death with the help of his frienemy, Halley (Louis Koo), who is the leader of the Anti-Drug Unit of the police force, but was unable to escape from the law. After being released from prison, Chan's father died while Ho-yau went missing, causing him to greatly blame himself. Chan realized his past mistakes and is determined to turn over a new leaf. Not only does he actively participate in helping youths rehab from drugs, he was also awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong. He also influenced La Ba and Kitty to the right path and helped mediate disputes among the triads and garnered great respects from both the triads and the police. Once while attending a drug treatment lectures in Japan, Chan encounters Ho-yau and once again wants to be together with her.

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ProductionEdit

Production for the film began on 26 October 2015 at the Drug Rehabilitation Center of The New Being Christian Fellowship in Pak Tam Chung.[5]

ReceptionEdit

The film grossed US$4.42 million on its opening weekend in mainland China.[2] It has grossed CN¥33.8 million there so far.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "毒。誡- Yahoo 電影".
  2. ^ a b c Frater, Patrick (14 May 2017). "China Box Office: 'Dangal' Takes Weekend Win From 'Guardians'". Variety. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "毒。诫(2017)". cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Sean Lau stars in two Sil-Metropole movies - Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore".
  5. ^ "【打到不舉呀....雙手】青雲新片演「茅躉華」 「哈雷」古天樂要打爛仔交".

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