Shamo (film)

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Shamo poster.jpg
Traditional 軍雞
Simplified 军鸡
Mandarin Jūnjī
Cantonese Gwan1 Gai1
Directed by Soi Cheang
Produced by Sam Leong
Shin Yoneyama
Izo Hashimoto
Toji Kato
Hirofumi Ogoshi
Written by Szeto Kam-Yuen
Izo Hashimoto
Based on Shamo 
by Izo Hashimoto and Aikio Tanaka
Starring Shawn Yue
Annie Liu
Francis Ng
Bruce Leung
Music by Patrick Lo
Cinematography Edmund Fung
Edited by Kong Chi-leung
Same Way Production
Art Port
Pony Canyon
Distributed by Gala Film Distribution
Release dates
  • 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) (Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival)
  • 6 March 2008 (2008-03-06)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Shamo is a 2007 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Soi Cheang, based on the Japanese manga of the same name. The film stars Shawn Yue as a student who murders his parents, and, while in prison, is trained to become a violent, professional fighter by a fellow inmate played by Francis Ng.



Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
44th Golden Horse Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Szeto Kam-Yuen, Izo Hashimoto Nominated
Best Action Choreography Jack Wong Nominated
Best Cinematography Edmund Fung Nominated

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