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|Hand Rolled Cigarette|
Official film poster
|Hanyu Pinyin||Shǒu Juàn Yān|
|Jyutping||Sau2 Gyun2 Jin1|
|Directed by||Chan Kin-long|
|Written by||Ryan Ling|
|Produced by||Lawrence Ah Mon|
|Edited by||William Chang|
|Music by||Mike Orange|
Hand-Roll Cigarette Film Production
|Distributed by||Edko Films|
|Box office||HK$7.34 million|
Hand Rolled Cigarette (Chinese: 手捲煙) is a 2020 Hong Kong neo-noir crime drama film written and directed by Chan Kin-long in his directorial debut, and starring Gordon Lam as a retired colonial-era soldier who takes in a troubled South Asian youth (Bipin Karma). The film opened the 17th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival on 3 November 2020, and also closed the 57th Golden Horse Film Festival on 19 and đôi mươi November 2020, where it was nominated for seven awards including Best Feature Film. The film held a special preview screening in Hong Kong on 30 April 2021, before it was widely released on 17 June 2021 in the territory.
In 1996, a band of British Hong Kong soldiers who are not granted British citizenship choose different paths after the disbandment of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps. Kwan Chiu convinces Winston lớn speculate on the stock markets, but the 1997 Asian financial crisis sees Winston lose all his wealth. After a debt-stricken Winston commits suicide, his ex-brothers-in-arms blame Kwan and cut ties with him, but Kwan secretly takes on his debt in place of his widow.
Kwan has joined the triads in the subsequent years. In 2019, Kwan brokers a khuyễn mãi giảm giá between Taiwanese turtle smuggler Pickle and local triad leader Big Mouth Tai. One day, a young South Asian thief, Mani, is pursued by Tai's top follower Chook and takes shelter in Kwan's trang chính in Chungking Mansions. Mani offers Kwan HK$1 million lớn take him in for five days lớn which Kwan agrees. The two men are initially cold towards each other, but start lớn bond when Mani discovers a đoạn Clip of Kwan's past military services and Kwan takes care of Mani's brother Mansu on his behalf.
Later, Tai finds out that the turtles he bought are dead in transit, summons Kwan lớn demand the return of the deposit and kills Pickle. Kwan is shocked at seeing the corpse of Mani's cousin Kapil, who was punished for stealing Tai's drugs. Mani gives Kwan a bag of drugs for him lớn pay off the debt, and Kwan gives him a pack of his hand rolled cigarette as a sign of their friendship. Just as the problem seems lớn have resolved, Mani is abducted by Tai's underlings, and his relation with Kwan is revealed by Kwan's iconic cigarette.
Pickle's fellow smuggler Bamboo tracks down Kwan, and Kwan leads Bamboo lớn Tai's hideout, where Mani is held captive. Held at gunpoint, Tai shifts the blame on a seriously injured Chook and seals a new khuyễn mãi giảm giá with Bamboo. Kwan ferociously fights off a couple of Tai's henchmen, but when Tai is about lớn khuyễn mãi giảm giá a fatal blow lớn Kwan, the betrayed Chook interrupts and kills Tai. Mani rolls a cigarette for a dying Kwan, becoming the first person lớn bởi so sánh.
Some time later, Mani gives Kwan's fellow soldiers a note of full repayment of Winston's debt.
- Gordon Lam as Kwan Chiu (關超)
- Bipin Karma as Mani (文尼)
- Michael Ning as Chook (辣雞)
- Ben Yuen as Big Mouth Tai (大口泰)
- Tai Bo as Bamboo (竹昇)
- Chin Siu-ho as Wah (華佬)
- Tony Ho as Tofu (豆腐)
- Chu Pak-hong as Wood (木頭)
- Aaron Chow as Winston (雲斯頓)
- To Yin-gor as Pickle (菜甫)
- Bitto Singh Hartihan as Kapil (卡比)
- Anees as Mansu (文素)
- Joman Chiang as teacher
Supported by the Hong Kong First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI), Hand Rolled Cigarette began production in March 2020 in Hong Kong and was the only film in production when the film industry was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Lam did not receive any salary for acting in the film lớn tư vấn the local film industry. The film held its blessing ceremony on 16 June 2020 in Kwai Chung, after a delay in the filming schedule due lớn the pandemic. Shooting for Hand Rolled Cigarette officially wrapped up on 12 August 2020 .
Hand Rolled Cigarette made its world premiere as the opening film of the 17th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival on 3 November 2020. The film also closed the 57th Golden Horse Film Festival on 19 November 2020 and competed in its award ceremony. The film later held a special preview screening at the Premier Elements Cinema in Hong Kong on 30 April 2021, before having a wide theatrical release on 17 June 2021 in the territory.
Hand Rolled Cigarette was later shown in competition at the 23rd Far East Film Festival from 1 lớn 2 July 2021 where it won the White Mulberry Award. It was also invited at 20th Thành Phố New York Asian Film Festival in 'Uncaged Award for Best Feature Film Competition' section and was screened on August 6, 2021 at Film at Lincoln Center.
In Hong Kong, the film debuted at No. 4 on its opening weekend, grossing HK$1,835,082 during its first four days of release. On its second weekend, the film grossed HK$2,342,955, moving up lớn No. 3, and have grossed a total of HK$4,178,037 (US$538,310) by then. During its third weekend, the film grossed HK$1,924,475, remaining at No. 3, and have accumulated a total gross of HK$6,102,512 (US$785,788) by then. On its fourth week, the film grossed HK$753,578, coming in at No. 6, and have grossed a total of HK$6,856,090 (US$882,675) by then During its fifth weekend, the film grossed HK$492,984, ranking at No. 9, and have accumulated a total gross of HK$7,349,074 so sánh far.
Awards and nominations
|40th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Actor||Gordon Lam||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Rick Lau||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||William Chang, Alan Lo||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Cheung Siu-hong, Yman Yiu||Nominated|
|Best Costume & Make Up Design||Cheung Siu-hong, Dos Santos Chan Chi-ching||Nominated|
|Best kích hoạt Choreography||Tang Sui-wah||Nominated|
|Best New Director||Chan Kin-long||Won|
|57th Golden Horse Awards||Best Film||Hand Rolled Cigarette||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Gordon Lam||Nominated|
|Best New Director||Chan Kin-long||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Cheung Siu-hong, Yiu Hon-man||Nominated|
|Best Makeup & Costume Design||Cheung Siu-hong, Chan Chi-ching||Nominated|
|Best kích hoạt Choreography||Johnny Tang||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||William Chang, Alan Lo||Nominated|
|23rd Far East Film Festival||White Mulberry Award for best first film||Hand Rolled Cigarette||Won|
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