UK & Ireland Premiere: Shock Wave 2 拆彈專家 2 (2020)

  • Action, Crime, Thriller
  • 2h 0m

UK & Ireland Premiere

Available between May 7 - May 23.

Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.


When a bomb went off unexpectedly during a police operation to disarm it, Poon Shing-Fung, a bomb disposal officer, got caught in the blast and thus lost one of his legs. Poon decided to leave the police service. Three years later, the police suspect Poon, who was found in a coma at the spot of a terrorist bombing attack, of being involved in several bombing attacks in the past two years. Poon can hardly remember his past and even his own identity due to Post Traumatic Amnesia. He plans to escape to find out the truth. Meanwhile, knowing the terrorist organisation’s schemes of destroying Hong Kong landmarks, Poon, as the key person between the police and the terrorist organisation, would possibly save or destroy lives of the innocent civilians in the city.

Curator’s Dialectic

“Openness and adaptiveness are the true Hong Kong spirit. “

About Herman Yau

Dr Herman Yau Lai To studied film at the Department of Communications, Hong Kong Baptist College (now known as “ School of Communications, Hong Kong Baptist University”) between 1981 and 1984. He spent much of his early days in Rock’n Roll music and making independent films.

Being active in the Hong Kong film industry since the 1990s, Herman is considered one of the most active directors in the region and has made films in all genres. Herman is very good at surprising his audience as you would never know what his next project will be. A Rom-Com, a Sci-fi or a Thriller? He has to-date involved himself in more than 100 films. Although commonly being associated with big budget blockbusters, Herman often embeds critical reflection on social issues and universal messages in his films. If one pays attention to the details in his films, it is evident that he cares dearly about the destiny of Hong Kong, its people and its relations with mainland China.

In between those 100 films, Herman also made time to complete a PhD degree at Lingnan University and was awarded a doctorate degree in 2015.

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Herman Yau


Andy Lau


Alvin Lam


Esther Koo


Calvin Choi


Herman Yau


Erica Li


Eric Lee


Joe Chan


Azrael Chung


Cantonese, English Subtitles




Hong Kong SAR, China


Universe Entertainment, Focus Films, Infinitus Entertainment, Alibaba Pictures, Yingming Culture Communication, Universe Matrix Century, Films Distribution (Beijing) Company, AMTD Digital Media, Universe Films Distribution

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