Mr. Six (film)

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Mr. Six
Mr. Six (film) poster.jpeg
Poster
Traditional 老炮兒
Simplified 老炮儿
Mandarin Lǎopào'ér
Directed by Guan Hu
Produced by Wang Zhonglei
Written by Dong Runnian
Starring
Music by Peng Dou
Cinematography Pan Lou
Edited by Wen Zhang
Production
company
Release date
  • 12 September 2015 (2015-09-12) (Venice)
  • 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24) (China)
Running time
136 minutes[1]
Country China
Language Mandarin
Box office US$137 million[2][3]

Mr. Six (Chinese: 老炮儿) (previously known as Fading Wave) is a 2015 Chinese crime drama film directed by Guan Hu and written by Dong Runnian. It stars Feng Xiaogang, Zhang Hanyu, Xu Qing, Li Yifeng and Kris Wu.[4] The film closed the 72nd Venice International Film Festival in an out-of-competition screening.[5] Mr. Six was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[6] Mr. Six was released on December 24, 2015 in China.[7]

On November 22, 2015, Feng Xiaogang, won the Best Actor Award at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards for his performance in Mr. Six.[8]

Plot[edit]

Mr. Six tells of a 50-or-so-year-old street punk called “Mr. Six” who has reigned over the Beijing streets as the neighbourhood kingpin for many years. One day, he comes to know his son Xiaobo is in dispute with a well-connected young drag-racing street gang leader, Xiaofei. Mr. Six steps up to help defend him. He attempts to settle the debts of his son by relying on his old school rules and by the help of his old friends. Though things do not go as expected, Mr. Six and his son are in deep trouble. Meanwhile, he is diagnosed with coronary artery disease. In his attempt to standby his principle, he wages war against the opposing group. Mr. Six's old gang members who are in different places come to join with him. In the end, the son is shown well and running an open-bar as he promised. His gang members are bailed out from jail by their own group influence. The opposing gang members leader is heard through the news as arrested. Mr. Six is shown no more.[9]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Principal photography commenced in late November 2014[5] in Beijing[7] and ended in February 2015. On December 12, 2014, Feng Xiaogang, Liu Hua, Zhang Hanyu, Wang Zhonglei, Guan Hu, Li Yifeng, Xu Qing, Liang Jing, and Kris Wu attended the opening ceremony.[10]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed US$27 million on its opening weekend in China and went on to take the top spot during the Holiday period. It grossed $137 million overall.[11]

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Notes
7th Macau International Movie Festival Best Picture Mr. Six Nominated
Best Director Guan Hu Nominated
Best Actor Feng Xiaogang Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Zhang Hanyu Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Xu Qing Nominated
Best Cinematography Luo Pan Nominated
52nd Golden Horse Film Awards Best Original Screenplay Guan Hu, Dong Runnian Nominated
Best Actor Feng Xiaogang Won [8]
7th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Film Mr. Six Won
Best Director Guan Hu Won
Best Actor Feng Xiaogang Won
23rd Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Actor Won [12]
Organizing Committee Award Mr. Six Won
33rd Hundred Flowers Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Guan Hu Nominated
Best Actor Feng Xiaogang Nominated
Best Actress Xu Qing Won
Best Supporting Actor Li Yifeng Won
Best Supporting Actress Liang Jing Nominated
20th Huading Awards Best Film Mr. Six Won [13]
Best Director Guan Hu Won
12th Chinese American Film Festival Golden Angel Award Film Mr. Six Won [14]
Best Actress Xu Qing Won
10th Asian Film Awards Best Film Mr. Six Nominated
Best Director Guan Hu Nominated
Best Actor Feng Xiaogang Nominated
Best Cinematographer Luo Pan Nominated
31st Golden Rooster Awards Best Picture Mr. Six Nominated [15][16]
Best Director Guan Hu Nominated
Best Actor Feng Xiaogang Nominated
Best Writing Guan Hu, Dong Runnian Won
Best Original Music Score Dou Peng Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MR. SIX (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=mrsix.htm
  3. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (January 5, 2016). "China Box Office: 'Detective Chinatown' Wins Weekend, 'Mr. Six' Shows Staying Power". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ Heidi Hsia (2014-12-19). "Feng Xiaogang returns to acting through "Fading Wave"". Yahoo. 
  5. ^ a b Ariston Anderson (2014-07-29). "Venice Film Festival Unveils Star-Studded Lineup for 72nd Edition". 
  6. ^ "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "年度力作《老炮儿》逆天阵容首亮相 定档2015平安夜". CRL (in Chinese). 2014-12-12. 
  8. ^ a b "Mainland director wins best leading actor award in Taiwan". Chinadaily. 2015-11-22. 
  9. ^ Wendy (2014-12-19). "Wu Yifan and Li Yifeng movie "Lao Pao Er" begins filming". 
  10. ^ "电影《老炮》公布豪华阵容 冯小刚首次当主演". Tencent (in Chinese). 2014-12-13. 
  11. ^ Brent Lang (December 27, 2015). "'Star Wars' Leads Foreign Box Office for Second Straight Week". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Mr. Six' wins top prizes at College Student Film Festival". CCTV.com. 9 May 2016. 
  13. ^ http://www.weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404017382208215395
  14. ^ "第十二屆中美電影節星光熠熠——開幕式暨金天使獎頒獎典禮耀動洛城". cafilmfestival.org. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  15. ^ "金鸡奖提名:《潘金莲》领跑 范冰冰周冬雨再争影后". ifeng (in Chinese). August 16, 2017. 
  16. ^ "邓超范冰冰分获影帝影后《我不是潘金莲》成金鸡大赢家". ifeng (in Chinese). September 16, 2017. 

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