Mr. Six (film)

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Mr. Six
Mr. Six (film) poster.jpeg
Directed byGuan Hu
Written byDong Runnian
Produced byWang Zhonglei
CinematographyPan Lou
Edited byWen Zhang
Music byPeng Dou
Release date
  • 12 September 2015 (2015-09-12) (Venice)
  • 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24) (China)
Running time
136 minutes[1]
Box officeUS$139 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 24 December 2015 in China.[7]

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


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 ("Little Bo") is in dispute with a well-connected young street-racing 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 stand by 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 where Mr. Six were unfortunately die in the midst of the fight due to his terminal diseases. 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 were arrested after the news about his corrupted family is exposed. [9]



Principal photography commenced in late November 2014[5] in Beijing[7] and ended in February 2015. On 12 December 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]


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 $139 million overall.[11]


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
36th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan Mr. Six Nominated


  1. ^ "MR. SIX (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Mr. Six". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  3. ^ Brzeski, Patrick (5 January 2016). "China Box Office: 'Detective Chinatown' Wins Weekend, 'Mr. Six' Shows Staying Power". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ Heidi Hsia (19 December 2014). "Feng Xiaogang returns to acting through "Fading Wave"". Yahoo.
  5. ^ a b Ariston Anderson (29 July 2014). "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. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b "年度力作《老炮儿》阵容首亮相 定档2015平安夜". CRL (in Chinese). 12 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Mainland director wins best leading actor award in Taiwan". Chinadaily. 22 November 2015.
  9. ^ Wendy (19 December 2014). "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). 13 December 2014.
  11. ^ Brent Lang (27 December 2015). "'Star Wars' Leads Foreign Box Office for Second Straight Week". Variety. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  12. ^ Peng Zhuo (彭卓) (8 May 2016). 冯小刚获第23届北京大学生电影节“最佳男演员”奖. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  13. ^ "Sina Visitor System".
  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. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  15. ^ 金鸡奖提名:《潘金莲》领跑 范冰冰周冬雨再争影后. ifeng (in Chinese). 16 August 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). 16 September 2017.

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