Saving Mr. Wu
Saving Mr. Wu is a crime drama based on the true story of China’s famous celebrity kidnapping case. Mr. Wu (played by acclaimed film star Andy Lau) is kidnapped by Zhang Hua (Wang Qinyuan) along with three accomplices and demanding a ransom of 3 million RMB. In the ensuing 20 hours, the Chinese detectives led by Chief Xing (Liu Ye) quickly form a task force and sweep the city. Time is of the essence, as Mr. Wu is ordered to be killed at 9pm, regardless of whether or not the money is collected. Hua is eventually apprehended alone, and a dangerous mental showdown develops. As the deadline rapidly approaches, the detectives and captors collide in a dramatic showdown that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats. Saving Mr. Wu is directed by Ding Sheng, one of China’s most unique and visually compelling action directors (Little Big Soldier, Underdog Knight, Police Story 2013).