CHINESE CINEMA FESTIVAL IN RUSSIA - 2017
|Producer||Wang Zhonglei Zhang Dajun Zhu Wenjiu|
|Scriptwriter||Dong Runnian Guan Hu|
|Director of Photography||Luo Pan|
Taihe Film Investment
|Cinema||Date/Time||DOM KINO||3 September 19:00||KOSMOS THEATRE||8 September 14:00|
Li Yi Feng
Brutal and independent Liu Ye (Mr. Six) or as friends call him Lao pao er (Old Cannon) used to reign over the Beijing streets as the neighborhood kingpin for many years. Now he is about 60 and is being blackmailed by a mafia group. His estranged son has been kidnapped after damaging the car of a well-connected young drag-racing street gang leader. Mr. Six steps up to help defend him. He attempts to settle the debts of his son by relying on his old school rules and by the help of his old friends. He manages to fight the mafia that is linked to the high government circles.
This criminal drama had its premiere in 2015 at the closing of the Venice International Film Festival. The film is “harshly” realistic since the protagonist is not good at martial arts and is diagnosed with a serious heart disease. Renowned Chinese director Feng Xiaogang skillfully performed as Liu Ye and this creative experiment was highly appreciated by the Chinese cinematographic community. Feng Xiaogang won the Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse Awards (national award of Taiwan) in 2015 for his performance in Mr. Six.