The Drummer (2007 film)

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The Drummer
Film poster
Traditional 戰‧鼓
Simplified 战‧鼓
Mandarin Zhán. gǔ
Cantonese Zin3. gu2
Directed by Kenneth Bi
Produced by Rosa Li
Peggy Chiao
Thanassis Karathanos
Written by Kenneth Bi
Starring Jaycee Chan
Tony Leung Ka-fai
Angelica Lee
Roy Cheung
Josie Ho
Yumiko Cheng
Music by Andre Matthias
Cinematography Sam Koa
Edited by Kenneth Bi
Isabel Meier
Emperor Motion Pictures
Arc Light Films
Kenbiroli FilmsTwenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH
Distributed by Emperor Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 11 October 2007 (2007-10-11) (Hong Kong)
  • 12 October 2007 (2007-10-12) (Taiwan)
Running time
118 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

The Drummer is a 2007 Hong Kong-Taiwanese drama film written and directed by Kenneth Bi and starring Jaycee Chan, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Angelica Lee. It is Kenneth Bi's second film as a director.

The film was released in Hong Kong on 11 October 2007. It features the Chinese Zen drumming group, U-Theatre. The film is available in the United States on DVD from


Sid, the spoiled son of a gangster (Kwan), is getting caught having a love affair with the girlfriend of a big gangster boss, who is also the boss of his father. To save the life of his son, Kwan sends him to off to Taiwan, where an uncle (Chiu) is watching over him. One day Sid discovers a temple with Zen buddhist practising drums. He joins them and learns important lections about life.

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Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
27th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Original Film Score Andre Matthias Nominated
Best Sound Design Andrew Tuason, Kuo Li-chi Nominated
44th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actor Tony Leung Ka-fai Won
Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year The Drummer Nominated
2007 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Kenneth Bi Nominated
12th Wine Country Film Festival Best Feature Film The Drummer Won
Best Actor Jaycee Chan Won

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