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With superheroes bounding off Hong Kong’s towering skyscrapers, monsters rampaging across the skyline, and plots being devised in cha chaan tengs, the city is the perfect setting for movies. After all, it’s brimming with contrasts and endless experiences that make every trip feel like a first! 

Introducing Hong Kong Classics Reimagined, a captivating documentary that pays tribute to the city's film heritage through innovative adaptations. It takes international audiences on a journey to appreciate the unique charm and cultural richness of Hong Kong cinema.​

Want to know what it’s like to live as the main character in this captivating city? Check out the highlights of our documentary and travel guide to the most well-known movie scenes filmed here and immerse yourself in the cinematic world of Hong Kong!

Pick a genre to start your journey

Art

Fallen Angels

(1989)

A nocturnal journey where the lives of lost souls are interconnected in the spellbinding allure of Hong Kong's night.

On screen

Image courtesy of Block 2 Distribution Limited

With neon lights and motorcycle in full throttle, Wong Kar Wai’s signature nostalgia comes alive at night.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Witness skyscrapers and shop signs illuminating the night as you explore Hong Kong after dark.

Anita

(2021)

A biopic about the extraordinary ‘Ever-changing Diva’ Anita Mui, who witnessed the golden age of Hong Kong in the 1980s and 1990s.

On screen

Image courtesy of Edko Films Limited

Anita Mui’s legendary career shone as bright as the ubiquitous neon signs around her, creating indelible memories.

Kung Fu

Ip Man 3

(2015)

Based on the true story of wing chun grandmaster Ip Man, showcasing his martial arts skills and resilience.

On screen

Image courtesy of Mandarin Motion Pictures Limited

Marvel at Hong Kong's rich heritage as the movie masterfully showcases both martial arts and the classic cheongsam (aka qipao) attire.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Engage in an immersive opportunity to embrace the cultural traditions of martial arts and the qipao.

Thriller

Infernal Affairs

(2002)

A gripping tale delving into the complex web of undercover agents in the heart of Hong Kong's underworld.

On screen

Image courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Ltd

Within a modest amp shop in Sham Shui Po, Lau Kin-ming and Chan Wing-yan's intertwined destinies reveal a bond to music and possibly more.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Experience Hong Kong's local way of life and delve into the city's community heritage.

One Nite in Mongkok

(2004)

Set in the bustling streets of Mong Kok, individuals from different worlds collide by a twist of fate.

On screen

Image courtesy of BEIJING IQIYI SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

The unlikely couple run across Mong Kok on the iconic, Mong Kok Pedestrian Footbridge.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Discover the vibrant local night scene of one of the oldest and most dense areas of Hong Kong.

Infernal Affairs III

(2003)

Infernal Affairs lll uses parallel timelines between the past and present to depict undercover cop Chan Wing-yan’s quest to unearth impending secrets.

On screen

Image courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Ltd

Chan Wing-yan's dialogue with his Superintendent, Anthony Wong, on Pottinger Street’s uneven pavement mirrors the bumpy terrain, potentially swaying the course of his fate.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Take a trip back in time to explore Old Town Central’s storied past and its early role in shaping modern-day Hong Kong.

Romance

Passion

(1986)

An intense portrayal of forbidden love and desire amidst Hong Kong's vibrant and complex society.

On screen

Image courtesy of Fortune Star Media Limited

Love is in the air as the couple wait for each other to take the bait.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Ignite the romance and create everlasting memories with activities to deepen your bond.

C’est La Vie, Mon Chéri

(1993)

A poignant love story where optimistic Min helps dejected musician Kit rediscover himself until she is rediagnosed with bone cancer.

On screen

Image courtesy of Film Unlimited Production Co., Limited

A Cantonese opera troupe's performance at Temple Street led to the moment that sparked a connection between Kit and Min.

Action

Protégé de la Rose Noire

(2004)

A lighthearted story of an unconventional superhero protecting the city from sinister forces.

On screen

Image courtesy of LA ROSE NOIRE - Double S Entertainment Company Limited

Inspired by the classic Black Rose (1965) and its sequels, the follow up to the 2004 version features the revitalised Central Market.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

Uncover the fascination with revitalised heritage sites and old Hong Kong.

Comedy

Fat Choi Spirit

(2002)

The misadventures of friends reveling in Hong Kong's beloved mahjong game during Chinese New Year.

On screen

Image courtesy of Fortune Star Media Limited

Mahjong may not solve all problems, but Andy certainly tries to fix his buddies' issues through the game.
Living the silver screen: Lights, camera, adventure!

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