The Last Tycoon
Vogue TheatreSat, Oct 5, 2013 6:30 PM Not Available
Vogue TheatreSun, Oct 6, 2013 3:30 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:Hong Kong Cinema
Film Info
Original Language Title:Da Shanghai
Year of Prod:2012
Running Time:118
Original Language:Mandarin
dir:Wong Jing
scr:Wong Jing
Manfred Wong
Lui Koon-nam
cam:Jason Kwan
Andrew Lau. With Chow Yun-fat
Monica Mok
Sammo Hung.
Grand passions meet turbulent times in this sumptuous historical epic set predominantly in 1930s Shanghai. The film traces the rise of a rural-born fruit seller named Cheng Daqi (Chow Yun-fat in the later scenes) who becomes a powerful crime lord with constantly shifting allegiances. While Daqi's story and his love for two different women is the main focus, The Last Tycoon  also details the fraught relationship between China and Japan during this period, climaxing with the devastating Battle of Songhu. The film also features HK icon Sammo Hung in a memorable supporting role as a corrupt cop.