The Ferryman 摆渡人 is a Wong Kar Wai film directed by Zhang Jia Jia 张嘉佳 starring Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eason Chan, Angelababy (General and I), Sandrine Pinna (Legend of the Cat Demon), Du Juan, Xiong Dai Lin, Luhan (The Great Wall) and more.
It is inspired by 1 of 33 stories based on real romances that make up the novel I Belonged To You, also authored by Zhang Jia Jia. The story revolves around the ferryman, a metaphorical superhero figure who is a bar owner. Together with his partner-in-crime, they are determined to spread warmth and happiness by helping those in need until they run into problems of their own.
The movie, which boasts an all-star-ensemble cast, a well-loved novel and the name Wong Kar Wai seems like it could do no wrong, yet reception has been unanimously bad, calling it neither funny nor romantic for a romance comedy.
The criticisms may have affected the ratings but even so, The Ferryman along with The Great Wall and Railroad Tigers dominated the cinemas for the Christmas holidays as the top three grossers.
Release Date: Dec. 23, 2016