Port of Call (2015 film)

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Port of Call
PortofCall.jpg
Official film poster
Traditional 踏血尋梅
Simplified 踏血寻梅
Mandarin Tà Xuè Xún Méi
Cantonese Daap6 Hyut3 Cam4 Mui4
Directed by Philip Yung
Produced by Julia Chu
Screenplay by Philip Yung
Starring Aaron Kwok
Elaine Jin
Patrick Tam
Cinematography Christopher Doyle
Edited by Philip Yung
Chu Ka-yat
Production
company
Mei Ah Film Production
Golden Gate Productions
Distributed by Mei Ah Entertainment
Release date
  • 6 April 2015 (2015-04-06) (HKIFF)
  • 3 December 2015 (2015-12-03)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Budget US$5 million[1]
Box office $756.911[2]

Port of Call is a 2015 Hong Kong crime thriller film written, edited and directed by Philip Yung and starring Aaron Kwok, Elaine Jin and Patrick Tam. The film is based on a real murder case where a dismembered corpse of a murdered 16-year-old female prostitute was found in Hong Kong in 2008.[3] Port of Call was the closing film at the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival on 6 April 2015.[4][5][6] The film was theatrically released in Hong Kong on 3 December 2015. It was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

  • Aaron Kwok as Detective Chong
  • Elaine Jin as May
  • Patrick Tam as Smoky
  • Jessie Li as Wong Kai-mui/Wang Jiamei
  • Michael Ning as Ting Chi-chung
  • Jackie Cai as Mo-yung
  • Maggie Shiu as Superintendent Law
  • Eddie Chan as Policeman
  • Hatou Yeung as Flora
  • Ellen Li as Wang Jiali
  • Don Li
  • Ronny Yuen as Hoi
  • Tam Ping-man as Wong Kai-mui's stepfather
  • Noel Leung as Seung
  • Tai Bo as Wong Kai-mui's father
  • Chan Lai-wan

Production[edit]

Filming for Port of Call began in Hong Kong on 1 September 2014[9] and wrapped up on 26 September.[10][3] In order to prepare for his role as a veteran police detective, Aaron Kwok grew a moustache and beard, which, along with his hair, were dyed grey in colour, and also had to reduce his gym exercise routines.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
35th Hong Kong Film Awards[11] Best Film Port of Call Nominated
Best Director Philip Yung Nominated
Best Screenplay Philip Yung Won
Best Actor Aaron Kwok Won
Best Actress Jessie Li Won
Best Supporting Actor Michael Ning Won
Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Won
Best New Performer Michael Ning Won
Jessie Li Nominated
Best Cinematography Christopher Doyle Won
Best Film Editing Liao Ching-sung, Wong Hoi,
Philip Yung, Chu Ka-yat
Nominated
Best Original Film Score Ding Ke Nominated
Best Original Film Song Song: On the Dark Sea (漆黑的海上)

Composer/Lyricist/Singer: Ding Ke

Nominated
52nd Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film Port of Call Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Philip Yung Nominated
Best Actor Aaron Kwok Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Michael Ning Won
Best Supporting Actress Elaine Jin Nominated
Best New Performer Jessie Li Nominated
Michael Ning Nominated
Best Cinematography Christopher Doyle Nominated
Best Original Film Song Song: On the Dark Sea (漆黑的海上)

Composer/Lyricist/Singer: Ding Ke

Nominated
22nd Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Film Port of Call Won
Best Director Philip Yung Nominated
Best Screenplay Philip Yung Nominated
Best Actor Aaron Kwok Nominated
Michael Ning Won
Best Actress Jessie Li Won
10th Asian Film Awards Best Screenwriter Philip Yung Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Michael Ning Nominated
Best Newcomer Jessie Li Nominated
Best Cinematographer Christopher Doyle Nominated
Best Editor Chu Ka-yat, Liao Ching-sung,
Wong Hoi, Philip Yung
Won
19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Best Actress Jessie Li Won
Best of Bucheon Philip Yung Won
Special Mention Port of Cal Won
7th Youth Film Handbook Chinese-language Film Awards Top Ten Chinese-language films Port of Call Won
Director of the Year Philip Yung Nominated
Screenwriter of the Year Philip Yung Nominated
Male Actor of the Year Aaron Kwok Won
Best Supporting Actor Michael Ning Nominated
Newcomer of the Year Michael Ning Nominated
Jessie Li Won
13th New York Asian Film Festival Star Asia Award Aaron Kwok Won

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd. - Synopsys & Trailers".
  2. ^ "Port of Call". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "《踏血寻梅》煞科宴 郭富城演老警员挑战演技".
  4. ^ "Port of Call (Director's cut) - Film Details :: The 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival".
  5. ^ "Murmur of the Hearts to open HKIFF".
  6. ^ "Watch The Trailer For Creepy HKIFF Closer PORT OF CALL". Twitch Film. 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  7. ^ Shackleton, Liz (22 September 2016). "Hong Kong, India, Pakistan set Oscar submissions". Screen Daily. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  8. ^ Chu, Karen (22 September 2016). "Oscars: Hong Kong Selects 'Port of Call' for Foreign-Language Category". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Aaron Kwok turns into old man for new movie".
  10. ^ "AARON KWOK DOES NOT THINK ABOUT ROMANCE".
  11. ^ "第35屆香港電影金像獎提名名單".

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