The White Storm

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The White Storm
The White Storm poster.jpg
China poster
Directed by Benny Chan
Produced by Benny Chan
Written by Benny Chan
Manfred Wong
Ram Ling
Wong Chun
Tam Wai Ching
Starring Sean Lau
Louis Koo
Nick Cheung
Music by Nicolas Errèra
Cinematography Anthony Pun (HKSC)
Edited by Yau Chi-wai (HKSE)
Production
company
Universe Entertainment
Sun Entertainment Culture Limited
Bona International Film Group
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Golala Investment Limited
Distributed by Universe Films Distribution Company Limited
Release date
  • 25 October 2013 (2013-10-25) (Hong Kong Asian Film Festival)
  • 29 November 2013 (2013-11-29) (China)
  • 5 December 2013 (2013-12-05) (Hong Kong)
Running time
134 minutes
Country Hong Kong
China
Language Cantonese
Thai
English
Budget US$16,000,000[1]
Box office US$44,670,277[2]

The White Storm, formerly known as The Cartel War[1] (Chinese: 掃毒) is a 2013 Hong Kong-Chinese crime thriller film directed by Benny Chan and starring Sean Lau, Louis Koo, and Nick Cheung.[3] The film had its world premiere at the 2013 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival on 25 October 2013.[4]

Cast[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Andrew Chan of the Film Critics Circle of Australia writes, "“The White Storm” is easily the most entertaining (Hong Kong) film of the year, an edge of the seat thriller, smash buckling action affair and a powerhouse of acting experience. "[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of Accolades
Award / Film Festival Category Recipient(s) Result
12th Changchun Film Festival Best Cinematography Anthony Pun Nominated
Best Visual Effects Ng Yuen-fai, Chow Chi-sing, Tam Kai-kwan Nominated
Best Film Score Nicolas Errèra Won
33rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Benny Chan Nominated
Best Actor Louis Koo Nominated
Sean Lau Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Law Lan Nominated
Best Cinematography Anthony Pun Nominated
Best Editing Yau Chi-wai Nominated
Best Original Film Song Song: "Tacit for Life" (心照一生)

Composer: RubberBand
Lyrics: RubberBand, Tim Lui
Sung by: RubberBand

Nominated
32nd Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Nick Cheung Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Yuan Quan Nominated
Best New Performer Marc Ma Won
51st Golden Horse Awards Best Actor Sean Lau Nominated
Best Visual Effects Ng Yuen-fai, Chow Chi-sing, Tam Kai-kwan Nominated
Best Action Choreography Nicky Li Nominated
Best Cinematography Anthony Pun Nominated
Best Sound Design Kinson Tsang, Yiu Chun-hin, Chow Yuk-lun Nominated
Best Original Film Song Song: "Tacit for Life" (心照一生)

Composer: RubberBand
Lyrics: RubberBand, Tim Lui
Sung by: RubberBand

Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sean Lau, Louis Koo, and Nick Cheung's "The White Storm" Trailer". jaynestars.com. Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  2. ^ "THE WHITE STORM". Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  3. ^ "扫毒The White Storm (2013)". movie.mtime.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  4. ^ "10th HKAFF cooks up a White Storm". Stephen Cremin, Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  5. ^ Andrew Chan (28 October 2013). "The White Storm". [HK Neo Reviews]. 

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