The Brink (2017 film)

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The Brink
The Brink - Kuang Shou .jpg
Theatrical release poster
Traditional Chinese 狂獸
Simplified Chinese 狂兽
Literal meaningThe Ferocious Beast
Hanyu Pinyin Kuáng shòu
Jyutping kwong4 sau3
Directed byJonathan Li
Written byLee Chun-fai
Produced by Cheang Pou-soi
Paco Wong
Starring Zhang Jin
Shawn Yue
Janice Man
Wu Yue
Gordon Lam
CinematographyKenny Tse
Edited byPang Ching-hei
Music byChung Chi-wing
Ben Cheung
Sun Entertainment Culture
YL Pictures
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Distributed byBravos Pictures
Release dates
  • 13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)(Busan)
  • 23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)(Hong Kong)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryHong Kong
BudgetHK$100 million
(est. US$15.5 million) [1]
Box officeUS$10.1 million [2]

The Brink is a 2017 Hong Kong action crime-thriller film directed by Jonathan Li and written by Lee Chun-fai. [3] The film stars Zhang Jin, Shawn Yue, Janice Man and Wu Yue, with Gordon Lam making a special appearance. It was released in theaters on 23 November 2017. [4] [5]



Sai Gau is a reckless police officer who is dead set on tracking down Shing, a smuggler of black market gold. When he learns that Shing is going after a triad boss's underwater gold vault, Sai Gau takes to the high seas to hunt for his prey.


Special appearance

Guest appearance


1."The Brink 狂獸"Chow Yiu-fai, Walter Wong Andy Hui 4:00

Awards and nominations

37th Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Director Jonathan LiNominated [6]
Best Action Choreography Li Chung-chiNominated

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