Bodyguards and Assassins

Reel Asian presents a FREE screening of Bodyguards & Assassins for Asian Heritage Month. Get ready for some gripping rooftop battles and flying swordsmen!



In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Reel Asian is presenting martial arts action-packed and star-studded film Bodyguards & Assassins on May 28, 8:00PM at Toronto Underground Cinema. This will be a FREE public screening. It is 1905 Hong Kong and news has reached Chen Xiaobai that revolutionary leader Sun Yat-Sen will be arriving in the city for a secret meeting. Prior to his arrival, an elite army of deadly Qing assassins with lethal weapons has been posted all over the British colony. To save the fate of a nation, Chen recruits a gang of extraordinary citizens – amongst them a beggar, a rickshaw driver and stinky tofu vendor – to protect the great Sun Yat-Sen. Hang on to your seats! This epic blockbuster is non-stop combat. Winner of 8 Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010 including Best Film, Best Director and Best Action Choreography.

SAT MAY 28, 8:00PM
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave)

Bodyguards & Assassins [十月圍城]China 2009 | 139min | Cantonese & Mandarin with English subtitles | Rated 14A
Official trailer
Director Teddy Chan Tak Sun | Producers Peter Chan Ho-sun, Huang Jianxin
Actors Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Wang Xueqi, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Nicholas Tse, Hu Jun, Li Yuchun, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Fan Bing-bing, Zhou Yun, Wang Po-Chieh, Mengke Bateer, Cung Le

FREE Admission – No Advance Ticketing

Supporting Sponsors:

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Community Partners: Asian Institute at University of Toronto, CCNC Toronto, CINSSU, NAAAP Toronto, the Omelet, Ultra 8 Pictures, Taiwanese Canadian Association of Toronto, Toronto Chinatown BIA