Never Say Die (2017 film)

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Never Say Die
Never Say Die (2017 film) poster.jpeg
Mandarinxiūxiū de tiěquán
LiterallyBashful Iron Fist
Directed bySong Yang
Zhang Chiyu
StarringAi Lun
Ma Li
Shen Teng
Tian Yu
Xue Haowen
Distributed byTianjin Maoyan Media
Huaxia Film Distribution
Sihai Distribution Association
Eastern Mordor[1]
Release date
  • 30 September 2017 (2017-09-30) (China)
Running time
100 minutes[2]
Box officeCN¥2.18 billion[1] (US$334 million)

Never Say Die (Chinese: 羞羞的铁拳; literally: The Bashful Iron Fist) is a 2017 Chinese comedy film directed by Song Yang and Zhang Chiyu and starring Ai Lun, Ma Li, Shen Teng, Tian Yu and Xue Haowen.[2] Adapted from the popular stage comedy of the same name, it was released in China on 30 September 2017.[1] According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is the highest-grossing comedy film ever in a single (its home domestic) box office market.[3]


A male boxer switches bodies by accident with a female journalist after the two are struck by lightning. Living out each other's lives in seemingly opposite roles, the two struggle to adjust, but eventually come to grips with each other, unearthing an even greater conspiracy within the boxing world.


Box office[edit]

The film is the third highest-grossing in China in 2017[4] and the sixth highest-grossing ever in the country,[5] with a gross of CN¥2.181 billion[1] (US$334 million).[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
9th Macau International Movie Festival Best Picture Never Say Die Nominated [7]
9th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Film Nominated [8]
Best Director Song Yang, Zhang Chiyu Nominated
Best Young Director Nominated
23rd Huading Awards Best Supporting Actor Shen Teng Nominated [9]
Best New Director Song Yang, Zhang Chiyu Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d "羞羞的铁拳(2017)". (in Chinese). Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "羞羞的铁拳 (2017)". (in Chinese). Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ "China Box Office: 'Never Say Die' Becomes Biggest Single-Market Comedy Ever with $280M". The Hollywood Reporter. 15 October 2017.
  4. ^ "年度票房 2017". (in Chinese). Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. ^ "内地总票房排名". (in Chinese). Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Never Say Die - Box Office Mojo".
  7. ^ "2017年第九屆澳門國際電影節獎項提名名單". Macau International Movie Festival Official Website (in Chinese).
  8. ^ "电影导演协会2017年度入围名单揭晓 吴京入围最佳导演". ifeng (in Chinese). February 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "第23届华鼎奖提名:《战狼2》、《芳华》双雄逐鹿". Sina (in Chinese). March 20, 2018.

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