Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bodyguards and Assassins

Watched Bodyguards and Assassins on DVD this week & was very impressed!

Bodyguards and Assassins is a 2009 Hong Kong-Chinese action-drama martial arts film directed by Teddy Chen. It featured an all-star cast, including Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leon Lai, Wang Xueqi, Simon Yam, Hu Jun, Eric Tsang and Fan Bingbing.

As most film critics & movie reviewers gave it very good reports, I must agree that this film's really very impressive.

This film had it all! Impressive production; directing; choreography; storyline; plot, very well-selected & chosen actors for their individual roles..

Check out all the awards & nominations this film has received!

Oh my goodness!!! I'm awed!

Awards and nominations

4th Asian Film Awards

Nominated: Best Film
Won: Best Actor (Wang Xueqi)
Nominated: Best Newcomer (Li Yuchun)
Won: Best Supporting Actor (Nicholas Tse)
Nominated: Best Production Designer (Kenneth Mak)
Nominated: Best Costume Designer (Dora Ng)

29th Hong Kong Film Awards (most number of nominations in event history)

Won: Best Film
Won: Best Director (Teddy Chen)
Nominated: Best Screenplay (Guo Junli, Qin Tiannan, Joyce Chan and Chan Tong-man)
Nominated: Best Actor (Wang Xueqi)
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Tony Leung Ka-fai)
Won: Best Supporting Actor (Nicholas Tse)
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Li Yuchun)
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Fan Bingbing)
Nominated: Best New Performer (Li Yuchun)
Won: Best Cinematography (Arthur Wong)
Nominated: Best Film Editing (Derek Hui and Wong Hoi)
Won: Best Art Direction (Ken Mak)
Won: Best Costume Make Up Design (Dora Ng Li-lo)
Won: Best Action Choreography (Stephen Tung Wai and Lee Tat-chiu)
Nominated: Best Sound Design (Kinson Tsang and George Lee Yiu-keung)
Nominated: Best Visual Effects (Ng Yuen-fai, Chas Chau Chi-shing, Joe Tam Chi-wai and Yung Kwok-yin)
Won: Best Original Film Score (Chan Kwong Wing and Peter Kam)
Nominated: Best Original Film Song (Chan Kwong-wing, Chris Shum Wai-chung and Li Yuchun)

16th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

Won: Film of Merit
Won: Best Actor (Wang Xueqi)

Revolutionary indeed!

This film is a must-watch for those who have not watched it yet!