When Hong Kong falls into darkness, it's up to a team of heroic firefighters to bring light back into the city in As the Light Goes Out
, a big-budget disaster thriller from Gallants
director Derek Kwok. Sharing the screen for the first time since Dragon Tiger Gate
, Nicholas Tse and Shawn Yue co-star as two firefighters whose friendship is tested in the face of great calamity. Reflecting the mood of contemporary Hong Kong society, Kwok shows that the true danger in a fire is the smoke, which can envelop us and leave us with our own fears and insecurities. Co-starring Simon Yam, Hu Jun and Andy On, As the Light Goes Out
topped the Hong Kong box office for four consecutive weeks and earned eight nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Christmas Eve, Hong Kong. Temperature is at an all-time high, and so is the tension between young firefighters Sum (Nicholas Tse), Bong (Shawn Yue) and Fai (Andy On) at the Lung Kwu Tang Fire Station. A year earlier, Bong took the fall for a deadly incident, and Fai took advantage of it to get ahead. Since then, Bong and Sum's friendship with Fai has been sour and hostile. Meanwhile, Hai Yang (Hu Jun) is a newly transferred firefighter from Mainland China, and hard-line veteran Pui (Simon Yam) is determined to break him in before he enters retirement. When a seemingly small fire at a local distillery leads to an explosion at a nearby power plant, Hong Kong falls into a citywide blackout. Now, the Lung Kwu Tang firefighters must band together to stop the fire at the power plant and rescue those trapped inside.