Switch (2013 film)

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Official film poster
Traditional 天機:富春山居圖
Simplified 天机:富春山居图
Mandarin Tiān Jī: Fù Chūn Shān Jū Tú
Cantonese Tin1 Gei1: Fu3 Ceon1 Saan1 Geoi1 Tou4
Directed by Jay Sun
Produced by
  • Zhao Haicheng
  • Shen Xue
  • He Lichang
Written by Jay Sun
Music by Roc Chen
Cinematography Shao Dan
Edited by Du Hengtao
China Film Group
Pegasus Entertainment
Media Asia Films
Phoenix Satellite Television
Distributed by Media Asia Distribution
Release date
  • 9 June 2013 (2013-06-09) (China)
  • 12 June 2013 (2013-06-12) (Hong Kong)
Running time
122 minutes
Country China
Hong Kong
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • English[1]
Budget ¥160 million[1]
Box office ¥302.6 million [2]

Switch is a 2013 Chinese-Hong Kong action film written and directed by Jay Sun and starring Andy Lau, Tong Dawei, Zhang Jingchu and Lin Chi-ling.[1][3]


A famous Chinese Yuan Dynasty painting known as "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" was stolen and being sold on the black market, led by a mysterious business magnate (Tong Dawei). Special agent Jinhan (Andy Lau) is tasked to recover the painting.

Meanwhile, Jinhan and his wife (Zhang Jingchu) have drifted apart, due to the secret nature of his work, unaware that his wife also works as a special agent tasked with protecting the painting.



Switch was originally set to be released in 2012, but was delayed partially due to the decision to convert the film to 3-D.[1] The film was released in China on 9 June 2013[1] and in Hong Kong on 12 June, where its running time was trimmed by 9 minutes with several scenes cut out.[1]

In China, the film grossed RMB 49 million (US$8 million) in its opening day.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Elley, Derek (13 June 2013). "Switch". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013内地票房Top20". 
  3. ^ Clarence Tsui (2012-10-31). "AFM 2012: James Cameron Doc 'Imperial City Beijing' Seeks Hollywood Support". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  4. ^ "China Box Office: SWITCH Primed To Send STAR TREK Packing". Twitch Film. 

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