Triumph in the Skies (film)

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Triumph in the Skies
Film poster
Directed byWilson Yip
Matt Chow
Produced byTommy Leung
Written byMatt Chow
Jun Sin
Xu Lengfeng
StarringLouis Koo
Sammi Cheng
Francis Ng
Julian Cheung
Charmaine Sheh
Amber Kuo
Océane Zhu
Dean Liu
Music byAlan Wong
Janet Yung
CinematographyJason Kwan
Edited byAzrael Chung
Media Asia Films
Shaw Movie City Hong Kong
Shaw Brothers Pictures
One Cool Film Production
Dongyang Enlight Pictures
China Film Media Asia Audio Video Distribution
Media Asia Distribution (Beijing)
Distributed byMedia Asia Distributions
Release date
  • February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeUS$24.59 million (China)[1]

Triumph in the Skies (Chinese: 衝上雲霄) is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese romantic drama film directed by Wilson Yip and Matt Chow and starring Louis Koo, Sammi Cheng, Francis Ng, Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Amber Kuo, Océane Zhu and Dean Liu. The film is an adaptation of the Triumph in the Skies television series. Production started on 6 August 2014.[2][3] The film was released on February 19, 2015.[4]


Young pilot Branson (Louis Koo) takes over Skylette Airlines, his father’s aviation empire, only to realize that his old flame Cassie (Charmaine Sheh) is a flight attendant there. Several years previously, he was forced to break up with her and move to New York to take care of his father's business. To this day, the two continue to harbour feelings for each other but decide to keep them bottled up.

In an effort to rebrand the airline, Branson invites rock idol TM (Sammi Cheng) to star in an upcoming commercial and appoints Sam (Francis Ng) as her flying consultant. Incongruent in both tastes and experience, this odd couple gets off on the wrong foot. However, as the shoot progresses they slowly discover each other's merits, developing a strong mutual attraction.

Jayden (Julian Cheung) having left Skylette, to become a pilot of private jets, meets the young and vivacious Kika (Amber Kuo) during a flight and assumes her to be wayward and shallow. But they turn out to have a lot in common and start falling madly in love. At the height of their romance, Jayden realizes almost too late the secret behind her recalcitrance…

Each of the three relationships comes with its own setbacks. As long as one can accept the imperfection of things, finding happiness—however fleetingly—is a blessing in itself.[5]


Box office[edit]

The film has earned US$24.59 million in China and HK$21.5 million (US$2.78 million) in Hong Kong.[6][7]

Song list[edit]

  • "歲月如歌" by Eason Chan
  • "How Much Will We Remember" by The Pancakes
  • "I Hate You But I Love You" by Pollie Tong
  • "I Hate You But I Love You" by Janet Yung and Subyub Lee
  • "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Sammi Cheng
  • "Hold on, Watch on" by Tomii Chan
  • "Invoice of Love" by Subyub Lee
  • "Reach for a Star" by Janet Yung
  • "Slam the Ball" by Shawn Wong
  • "Breathless Moment" by Janet Yung
  • "Oh Boy" by Subyub Lee
  • "最後一個" composed by Alan Wong and Janet Yung
  • "She Knocked My Door" composed by Tomii Chan


  1. ^ Clifford Coonan (March 9, 2015). "China Box Office: 'Big Hero 6' on Top as 'Jupiter Ascending' Opens Strongly". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Triumph in the Skies feature starts production". Film Business Asia. 2014-08-06. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  3. ^ ""Triumph in the Skies" Movie Holds Blessing Ceremony". JayneStars. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-05.
  4. ^ ""Triumph in the Skies" Opens February 19". JayneStars. 2014-12-30. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  5. ^ "Movie synopsis from MediaAsia".
  6. ^ Patrick Frater (March 2, 2015). "China Box Office: 'Man From Macau,' 'Wolf Totem' Hit Top in Second Holiday Week". Variety. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  7. ^ Kevin Ma (March 3, 2015). "Vegas to Macau II takes post-CNY lead in China". Film Business Asia. Retrieved May 6, 2015.

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