The Brink



With remarkable underwater sequences and a femme fatale with a penchant for setting explosive booby traps, Jonathan Li's pulse-pounding thriller is an immediate Hong Kong action classic. After the accidental killing of a fellow officer, detective Chang (Zhang Jin, bleached blonde) is on a short leash with his superiors. He keeps stretching it nevertheless, using a variety of increasingly reckless methods to track a group of gold smugglers including the malevolent Jiang (Shawn Yue) and his nameless, bomb-happy henchwoman memorably played by Janice Man.

"The Brink is all about its action design. From an underwater brawl to the three-way climactic fight on a ship in a raging storm, Li and his action choreographer Li Chung-chi have come up with several set pieces to savor." —Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post

Filmmaker Bio(s)

Jonathan Li has served as assistant director on numerous notable Hong Kong and Chinese films, working with Soi Cheang on Dog Bite Dog (2006) and Shamo (2007), Tsui Hark on Missing (2008), and Johnnie To on Blind Detective (HKC 2013).

Film Details
  • Country(ies): Hong Kong/China
  • Language(s): Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Year: 2017
  • Running time: 100
  • Director(s): Jonathan Li
  • Producer(s): Soi Cheang, Paco Wong
  • Writer(s): Paco Wong
  • Editor(s): Curran Pang
  • Music: Chung Chi-wing
  • With: Shawn Yue, Zhang Jin, Janice Man
  • Print Source: Well Go