Mad World (film)

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Mad World
一念無明 (Mad World).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Wong Chun
Produced by Derek Chiu
Heiward Mak
Written by Florence Chan
Starring Shawn Yue
Eric Tsang
Elaine Jin
Charmaine Fong
Music by Yusuke Hatano
Cinematography Zhang Ying
Edited by Wong Chun
Production
companies
Mad World Limited
Distributed by Golden Scene
Release date
  • September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08) (TIFF)
  • March 30, 2017 (2017-03-30) (Hong Kong)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Budget US$258,000[1]
Box office US$1.8 million[2]

Mad World (Cantonese: 一念無明) is a 2016 Hong Kong drama film directed by Wong Chun and starring Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin and Charmaine Fong.[3] It is Wong's directorial debut.[4] It was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[5]

Premise[edit]

Tung, a former financial analyst who is struggling with bipolar disorder, is placed in the custody of his truck-driver father after being dismissed from a mental health institution.

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award ceremony Category Recipients Result
53rd Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Won
Best Supporting Actor Eric Tsang Nominated
Best New Director Wong Chun Won
Hong Kong Film Directors Guild Awards Best New Director Wong Chun Won
1st Malaysia Golden Global Awards Best Film Mad World Nominated
Best Actor Eric Tsang Won
Best Screenplay Florence Chan Nominated
Best Cinematography Zhang Ying Nominated
23rd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award Best Film Mad World Nominated
Best Director Wong Chun Won
Best Screenplay Florence Chan Won
Best Actor Shawn Yue Nominated
Eric Tsang Nominated
Best Actress Elaine Jin Nominated
Charmaine Fong Nominated
Film of Merit Mad World Won
12th Osaka Asian Film Festival Grand Prix Mad World Won
11th Asian Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Nominated
Youth Film Handbook Awards Award for Excellence Mad World Won
Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Won
36th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Wong Chun Nominated
Best Screenplay Florence Chan Nominated
Best Actor Shawn Yue Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Eric Tsang Won
Best Supporting Actress Charmaine Fong Nominated
Elaine Jin Won
Best Original Film Score Yusuke Hatano Nominated
Best New Director Wong Chun Won
17th Chinese Film Media Awards[6] Best Actor Shawn Yue Nominated
Best Screenplay Florence Chan Nominated
Best New Director Wong Chun Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Eric Tsang Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Nominated
Charmaine Fong Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chinese films shine at Golden Horse film awards in Taiwan". channelnewsasia.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ "一念無明-票房收入-香港偶像劇場". hk.dorama.info. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  3. ^ "TIFF Dispatch: Mad World (Wong Chun, Hong Kong 2016) - Ricepaper Magazine". ricepapermagazine.ca. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  4. ^ "'Mad World' ('Yat Nim Mo Ming'): Film Review - TIFF 2016". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ Frater, Patrik (21 September 2017). "Hong Kong Picks 'Mad World' for Oscar Consideration". Variety. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  6. ^ "第17届华语电影传媒盛典公布提名名单". Mtime (in Chinese). August 29, 2017.

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