Shanghai Affairs

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Shanghai Affairs
DVD cover
Traditional 新唐山大兄
Simplified 新唐山大兄
Mandarin Xīn Táng Shān Dà Xiōng
Cantonese San1 Tong4 Saan1 Daai6 Hing1
Directed by Donnie Yen
Produced by Wynn Lau
Rainy Chan
Starring Donnie Yen
Athena Chu
Yu Rongguang
Cheung Hung
Ruco Chan
Yan Yee-shek
Music by Cheung Yiu-san
Cinematography Stephen Poon
Woo Sze-kwong
Edited by Ng Kam-wah
Distributed by Sam niang Po Entertainment
Release date
  • 3 July 1998 (1998-07-03)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Shanghai Affairs is a 1998 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by and starring Donnie Yen. This film is Yen's second directorial feature.


Tong Shan (Donnie Yen) is a doctor who returns from Britain to Shanghai after graduating from medical school. Tong opens a clinic in a poor village in Shanghai to help sick people who cannot afford medical care. However, the Axe Gang, led by Yue Lo-chat, arrives and plans to tear apart the village and build a casino there. Tong and his assistant, Bond (Ruco Chan), protect the village and drive the gang away, angering Yue. One day, Tong meets Yue's younger sister, Yue Siu-sin (Athena Chu), who is mute due to an illness. Tong cures Siu-sin and their relationship grows closer, which angers Yue even more since he is against western medicine. Later, some kids are kidnapped and found dead without internal organs. Tong investigates and discovers that his mentor, Lui Mung, and Yue are the masterminds behind this. Lui and Yue frames Tong and Yue starts a persecution on Tong.


  • Donnie Yen as Tong Shan, the main protagonist, a charitable doctor who studied in Great Britain and returned to Shanghai to cure poor people.
  • Athena Chu as Yue Siu-sin, Yue Lo-chat's younger sister, a young girl who is mute due to an illness. She is later cured by Tong Shan and becomes his love interest.
  • Yu Rongguang as Yue Lo-chat, the main antagonist, the leader of the Axe Gang
  • Cheung Hung as Yip Ling, Yue Siu-sin's friend
  • Ruco Chan as Bond Lau, Tong Shan's assistant
  • Yan Yee-shek as Lung, Yue Lo-chat's henchmen who mistakenly killed Siu-sin during his mission to kill Tong Shan.
  • Sing Cheung-ban
  • Man Cho-han
  • Lam Yiu-san
  • Lee Qui
  • Lam Man-ying

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