Director Derek Chi-kin Kwok blazes up another Hong Kong firefighter tale starring Nicholas Tse, Simon Yam & Shawn Yue as “Special Rescue Heros” in As the Light Goes Out. Try not to mix this up with the Pang Brother’s 2013 flick Out of Inferno with Louis Koo. And by the way, Jackie Chan is listed in the credits, but know that it is a pure cameo. The street date is set for November 18th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Well Go USA.
Synopsis: As a fire rages, so does mistrust. The bond of brotherhood is always stronger when you can be pitched into a life and death situation at any time and the only thing that gets you through the inferno is the trust that your brother will have your back. The firefighters of Hong Kong’s Pillar Point division who are expecting a quiet night to see off their retiring chief find their faith in each other stretched to the limits when a small fire at a liquor warehouse threatens to plunge the whole of Hong Kong into darkness if it spreads to a nearby power plant supplying natural gas. Politics, rivalry, and suspicion all come into play when dubious decisions are made, warnings are ignored and colleagues start to fall. Can the Pillar Point brotherhood survive the night, if not the fire, with their trust in each other intact?
As the Light Goes Out has a run time of approximately 115 minutes and is not rated.
Starring Nicholas Tse, Simon Yam & Shawn Yue & Bing Bai. Directed By Derek Kwok.