|Directed by||Ringo Lam|
|Produced by||Kenny Chau|
|Written by||Ringo Lam|
|Music by||Dave Klotz|
|Cinematography||Ross W. Clarkson|
|Edited by||David M. Richardson|
Beijing East Light Film Co., Ltd.
Oriental Fortune Culture
Beijing Airmedia Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhujiang Film & Media Corporation Limited
East Light Film Limited
One Cool Film Production Limited
iQlYl Motion Pictures (Beijing) Co., Ltd
Bravos Pictures (Hong Kong)|
Distribution Workshop (International)
Hong Kong |
|Box office||US$22.63 million|
Wild City (迷城) is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese action film directed by Ringo Lam and starring Louis Koo, Shawn Yue, Tong Liya and Joseph Chang. It was released on 30 July 2015 in China and on 20 August 2015 in Hong Kong. It is Lam's first feature film since 2007's Triangle.
- Louis Koo as Kwok T-Man
- Shawn Yue as Kwok Siu-hung
- Tong Liya as Yun
- Joseph Chang as Blackie
- Michael Tse as George
- Yuen Qiu as Mona
- Sam Lee as Yan
- Philip Ng as Kwan
- Philip Keung as Kuen
- Alex Lam as Gei
- Simon Yam as Wong
- Jack Kao as King
- Marc Ma as Leung Ho
- Tam Ping-man as Big Boss
On the first day of filming, Lam collapsed due to a heat stroke. He stayed with the project to keep filming. In 2014, the film's titled changed from Hustle to Wild City. Louis Koo has stated, Lam insisted that the actors perform their own stunt work in the film to maintain realism.
Lam described Wild City as belonging to a "City Trilogy" along with the films City on Fire and Full Alert. Lam described them as "films, that are all set in Hong Kong and are about people who are lost in the city. In Wild City the theme is about the temptation of money, and how it seduces the protagonists, but also forces them to challenge the plutocracy."
The film premiered at the 17th Taipei Film Festival on 10 July 2015. On the films release in China, it had had approximately 20.2% of all screenings over the weekend, and opened in third place, earning RMB57.4 million (US$9.25 million) from approximately 1.76 million admissions between Friday and Sunday. The film made RMB88.0 million (US$14.2 million) over four days.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that Wild City paled in comparison to Lam's films from the 1990s, noting that the "screenplay doesn't have the complexity and rich symbolism of Full Alert (1997) and Victim (1999)". The review concluded that " the film is engaging enough to reignite interest in Lam".
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