Chinese Movie Nights – As the Light Goes Out

Fire-fighters in Hong Kong’s Pillar Point uncover dangerous truths as they battle an out-of-control inferno.

As the Light Goes Out 救火英雄(2014

14/05/2018 OV + EN subtitles


Place: China Cultural Center in Brussels

Duration:  115 min

Category: disaster, action, thriller

Director: Derek KWOK

Starring: Nicholas Tse, Shawn YUE, Simon Yam, Jun HU


Sam, Chill and Yip have been best friends for ten years but are somehow drifting apart. Sam, who used to be admired by his superiors, is about to be transferred to an obscure job. Yip is promoted to become the station chief by selling out his best friend. The hot-headed Chill is always a rule-breaker and his marriage has fallen apart. The relations among the three men have become intense with all these secrets. The explosion at a power station leads to Hong Kong falling into a complete blackout and people trapped in the life-threatening fire. While the fire-fighters are trying to save lives and fight the deadly smoke in complete darkness, they also need to deal with their own issues. Moreover, orders are coming from the top to minimize damage. Should they obey to the orders to keep the overall situation under control or try to rescue as many lives as possible even at the expenses of their own? This fire is not only about rescue, but redemption among brothers. Will their efforts dissipate the heavy smoke over their friendship as well?


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