A still ffromThe Battle at Lake Changjin (2021), a Chinese war film directed by Chen Kaige and Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark and Dante Lam. It has so far taken US$527 million at the box office in China. Photo: Bona Film Group Limited
A still ffromThe Battle at Lake Changjin (2021), a Chinese war film directed by Chen Kaige and Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark and Dante Lam. It has so far taken US$527 million at the box office in China. Photo: Bona Film Group Limited

Box office success in China of Korean war epic shows importance of patriotic themes and influence of Hong Kong filmmakers

  • Hong Kong filmmakers Tsui Hark and Dante Lam, and China’s Chen Kaige, directed The Battle at Lake Changjin, which has taken US$527 million at the box office
  • The popularity of patriotic productions in China may provide new opportunities for those working in Hong Kong’s film industry

A still ffromThe Battle at Lake Changjin (2021), a Chinese war film directed by Chen Kaige and Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark and Dante Lam. It has so far taken US$527 million at the box office in China. Photo: Bona Film Group Limited
A still ffromThe Battle at Lake Changjin (2021), a Chinese war film directed by Chen Kaige and Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark and Dante Lam. It has so far taken US$527 million at the box office in China. Photo: Bona Film Group Limited

Corrected [7:51am, 15 Oct, 2021]

  • [7:51am, 15 Oct, 2021]

    Clifton Ko Chi-Sum is in Beijing directing a stage play, not a musical. Ko was invited to China to produce stage plays, not musicals. "Goodfellas in 15 Days" is a stage play, not a musical.

  • [7:53am, 15 Oct, 2021]

    Ko says "Many of my Hong Kong stage plays have done roving shows around China ...", not "Hong Kong musicals"

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