The Brink (film)

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The Brink
The Brink - 狂獸.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Traditional 狂獸
Simplified 狂兽
Mandarin Kuáng shòu
Cantonese kwong4 sau3
Literally The Ferocious Beast
Directed by Jonathan Li
Produced by Cheang Pou-soi
Paco Wong
Written by Lee Chun-fai
Starring Zhang Jin
Shawn Yue
Janice Man
Wu Yue
Gordon Lam
Music by Chung Chi-wing
Ben Cheung
Cinematography Kenny Tse
Edited by Pang Ching-hei
Sun Entertainment Culture
YL Pictures
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Distributed by Bravos Pictures
Release date
  • October 13, 2017 (2017-10-13) (Busan)
  • November 23, 2017 (2017-11-23) (Hong Kong)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Budget HK$100 million
(est. US$15.5 million)[1]
Box office US$10.1 million[2]

The Brink is a 2017 Hong Kong action crime-thriller film directed by Jonathan Li and written by Lee Chun-fai.[3] The film stars Zhang Jin, Shawn Yue, Janice Man and Wu Yue, with Gordon Lam making a special appearance. It was released in theaters on November 23, 2017.[4][5]


Sai Gau is a reckless police officer who is dead set on tracking down Shing, a smuggler of black market gold. When he learns that Shing is going after a triad boss's underwater gold vault, Sai Gau takes to the high seas to hunt for his prey.


Special appearance[edit]

Guest appearance[edit]


1."The Brink 狂獸"Chow Yiu-fai, Walter WongAndy Hui4:00

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Nominee Results Ref.
37th Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Director Jonathan Li Nominated [6]
Best Action Choreography Li Chung-chi Nominated


  1. ^ Lau, Shirley (14 March 2016). "FilMart: Streaming Giant iQIYI Backs 'The Brink'". Variety. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kuang Shou (2017) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "'The Brink': Film Review | Busan 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Review: The Brink – Zhang Jin, Shawn Yue in pompous action thriller". South China Morning Post. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "余文樂變「漁民樂」 《狂獸》使壞到底水下鬥張晉". Yahoo奇摩電影. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Hong Kong Film Awards nominations 2018: Ann Hui's Our Time Will Come leads race with 11 nods". South China Morning Post. February 6, 2018.

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