“A legend for the ages, a brotherhood with a new sound was born…”
House of the Rising Sons is an adrenaline-fueled musical joyride that chronicles the chart-topping success of 1970s Hong Kong pop sensations, The Wynners.
Despite opposition from their parents, five young men form a neighbourhood band called The Loosers to play music and rebel against the staid conformity of their traditional upbringing. As they began to pursue their dreams, they find that the journey to stardom is never easy. Armed with grit, perseverance and raw talent, the band weathers the strain brought on by creative conflicts, personnel shake-ups and their rapidly growing popularity to become The Wynners and establish themselves as true musical legends.
Co-written and directed by the band’s drummer Anthony Chan, the nostalgic House of the Rising Sons deftly balances drama and comedy to tell the heartwarming tale of the origins of one of Hong Kong’s most popular bands. The film’s young actors bring the familiar personalities of the band to life, supported by cameo performances by some of the best-known names in Hong Kong. The result is a vibrant, feel-good story that will win over fans — new and old. -SW