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Berlin Daily Spotlight: Hong Kong Cinema

“The Guillotines”
Director: Andrew Lau
Producers: Peter Chan, Jojo Hui
Key stars: Huang Xiaoming, Li Yuchun, Ethan Juan, Shawn Yue, Wang Yu
Logline: A new actioner from the director of “Infernal Affairs,” looking at the legendary secret weapon and an assassination squad behind it.
International sales: We Distribution

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D”
Director: Tsui Hark
Producers: Nansun Shi, Tsui Hark, Yu Dong
Key stars: Jet Li, Zhou Xun, Chen Kun
Logline: The first 3D martial arts film to be produced and directed by Hark. The hunt for an escaped concubine quickly turns into a game of cat and mouse, with the infamous Dragon Inn once again centerstage for fortune, romance and vengeance.
International sales: Film Workshop HK

“Overheard 2”
Directors: Alan Mak, Felix Chong
Producer: Derek Yee
Key stars: Lau Ching-wan, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu
Logline: The creative team of “Infernal Affairs” presents a waiting game among a stockbroker with a shady past, a street-smart cop and a surveillance expert with a hidden agenda.
International sales: Film Workshop HK

“Romancing in Thin Air”
Director: Johnnie To
Producers: Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai
Key stars: Louis Koo, Sammi Cheng
Logline: A Hong Kong movie megastar jilted at the altar by his actress bride finds true love in a neurotic fan while licking his wounds in high-altitude Yunnan in China.
International sales: Media Asia

“Love in the Buff”
Director: Pang Ho-cheung
Producers: Pang Ho-cheung, Subi Liang
Key stars: Miriam Yeung, Shawn Yue
Logline: When two ex-lovers from Hong Kong cross paths in Beijing, they realize they still have feelings for each other and start orchestrating trysts and assignations behind their partners’ back.
International sales: Media Asia

Directors: Derek Tsang, Jimmy Wan
Producers: Pang Ho-cheung, Subi Liang
Key stars: Shawn Yue, Zhang Jingchu
Logline: Two strangers who wake up in bed together oblivious as to how it happened must work together to find out what they have done and what led them to this state.
International sales: Media Asia

“The Viral Factor”
Director: Dante Lam
Producer: Candy Leung
Key stars: Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse, Andy Tien
Logline: IDC agent suffers grave injuries and learns of a terrible secret, which sees him embroiled in Southeast Asia with a criminal gang.
International sales: Emperor Motion Pictures (except China)

“The Great Magician”
Director: Derek Yee
Producers: Albert Yeung, Yu Dong, Jeffrey Chan
Key stars: Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Lau Ching-wan, Zhou Xun
Logline: Magicians in Beijing in the early 1920s compete to see how can reproduce the incredible magic trick “Eight Immortals’ Treat.” Based on the novel by Zhang Haifan.
International sales: Emperor Motion Pictures (except China)

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