Ten years after her victory, former Hong Kong badminton champion Ng Kau-sau (Josie Ho) is serving tables at her brother’s restaurant. Kau-sau, who once held the championship title seven years running, no longer competes after being disqualified for her volcanic temper. One stormy night, in an abandoned sports centre, she crosses paths with three ex-cons who are hoping to redeem their criminal pasts. Badminton, they insist, is their only road to redemption, and fate has brought them together to form a new, indestructible team —or so they hope.
Stirring up more hysteria is “Suck Nipple Cheung,” Kau-sau’s cousin and a local bully, who’s so bent on beating Kau-sau’s new team that he hires Kau-sau’s ex-teammate Lung as his coach. With the help of coach Champion Chik and the silver-haired manic jogger matron Aunty Mui (Susan Shaw), will Kausau’s team of misfits be able to reawaken a master and take home the new championship?
Reminiscent of Kwok’s action-packed Gallants (2010), Full Strike is sure to leave your laugh muscles fully exercised. No sports experience or knowledge needed. -KE
Director: Howie Shia | Canada 2015 | 6:00 | No Dialogue | Rated G | Richmond Hill Premiere
A young boxer struggles to contain the rage that roils inside him. *This film is also part of Pulse Section’s THE WORLD’S A STAGE program
Derek Kwok, Henri Wong
Susan Shaw (in attendance)
Derek Kwok, Henri Wong
Derek Kwok is one of Hong Kong’s most acclaimed young directors. In 2008, he made his name in his first film The Pye Dog which won him the Best New Director award at the Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2011, he won Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his action comedy Gallants. In 2013, he co-directed Journey to the West with Stephen Chau. He was most recently nominated in 2014 for Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Born in 1979, Henri Wong is one of Hong Kong’s new generation young directors. Between 1999 to 2002, he studied at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He is the Artistic Director of Parabucks Co., specializing in action image, film production, advertising animation, and music videos. He has been nominated for Best Visual Effects for his work on Ip Man and Ip Man 2. Wong began directing in 2013, with his first feature Hardcore Comedy.
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015
New York Asian Film Festival 2015
Fantasia Film Festival 2015AWARDS
Best Asian Film, Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2015