Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明

The Last Tycoon (2012)

Director: Wong Jing

Cast:

    Chow Yun-Fat
    Sammo Hung
    Huang Xiaoming
    Yuan Li
    Yuan Quan
    Francis Ng
    Xin Boqing
    Monica Mok
    Kimmy Tong
    Zheng Yitong
    Gao Hu
    Yasuaki Kurata
    Feng Wenjuan

      
Also Known As:
Da Shang Hai

Country: China, Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin
Release Date: 22 December 2012
Genre: Action, Drama

Movie Trailer with English subtitles:

 

Story outline:

1917, China. CHENG is an innocent young man who works in a grocery store and has no ambition, other than to be with his lovely neighbor, the Peking Opera student QIU.

One fateful night changes Cheng's life forever, as he walks in on the affair that is happening between his female boss and the chief of police. To hide this secret, the chief decides to throw Cheng into prison, accusing him of raping his boss. Desolate and alone, Cheng bonds with his cellmate MAO, who has an escape plan. The duo breaks out, and Cheng has no choice but to leave his life and his dream girl behind.

Cheng finds a job with HONG, an influential man in Shanghai. As Hong indulges himself in debauchery all day long, Cheng begins to climb up the underworld ladder step by step. He soon wins the affection of the famed songstress BO. Although Bo loves him deeply, Cheng finds his heart belongs only to the vanished Qiu.

As Cheng becomes one of most powerful mob bosses in Shanghai in the late 1930s, fame takes its toll when he finds himself stuck between the looming Japanese army and the scheming local secret service. To make things worse, he bumps into the love of his life Qiu, along with her writer husband. Will love re-kindle in the dusk of an era?

Interview with and Promotion by Huang Xiaoming for Last Tycoon:


 
News Excerpt on the promotion for the Last Tycoon in Hong Kong 2012:


The Last Tycoon more trailers:




The Last Tycoon - The Making of (pt 1 and 2):


 

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