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The Emperor Motion Picture AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT (GAU FOR YING HUNG) was shot with the full assistance of the fire services department. This film that is extremely heavy in "masculinity" will officially open at the end of the year. 4 lead actors Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Simon Yam Tat Wa, Hu Jun and Shawn Yue Man Lok gave their all to their performance. Even the most experienced Brother Wa complimented Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, who has been through his share of storms, as a great actor!
The strong year end release, AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT, gathers 4 major Best Actors. They include the Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award and the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Yam Tat Wa; THE STOOL PIGEON (SIN YUN)'s 18th Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Tse Ting Fung, LAN YU's 7th Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Award Best Actor Hu Jun; and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Best Actor Yue Man Lok.
The story revolves around 4 male characters, making the masculine film flavor extremely heavy. Aside from fighting fires, the film also includes family and love; the most experienced Yam Tat Wa said that both Tse Ting Fung and Yue Man Lok are great and smart. "They are great, they are very smart. Yue Man Lok is a very explosive person. For him this character is the best. The character normally has to take care of a child as well, someone who is responsible for the family. Tse Ting Fung has experienced so much, he is a great actor."
Brother Wa and Hu Jun both play veteran firefighters. Brother Wa refuses to submit to him but also has a mutual respect for him. They also dine together often privately. Like other actors, during the shoot everyone has become a family.
Speaking of taking this men's film, Yue Man Lok praises the director for his surprise. He said, "This is a movie with 4 men, I am very surprised that the director can make it. All 4 people's different background. personalities, burdens and conflicts are told very, very appropriately." As for Ting Fung whose childhood dream was to be a firefighter, he said, "It actually is a relationship film, love, family, friendship......all kinds of love, fire is only the packaging."