“One Night Only”

DIRECTOR: Matt Wu, CAST: Aaron Kwok, Yang Zishan

Comes to VOD on 1/31/2019
available at platforms below
Google Play, Amazon Prime Video, Vimeo on Demand
Comcast, Sling, iNDemand
Spectrum/Time Warner, Cox, Optimum/CableV
DISH, Verizon FiOS, DirecTV

Played at 20 theatrical locations in North America

Here is the link to the official page for the film.

SYNOPSIS

Mixing high-octane actions with moving romance, One Night Only starring Hong Kong’s legendary Aaron Kwok (Cold War, The Monkey King) follows a gambler and a hooker’s suspenseful night together as they race through Bangkok’s underground world trying to win their fortune and dignity back. With style and energy, Matt Wu’s debut wins as an emotional rollercoaster that contemplates love and fate.

REVIEW QUOTES

“Terrific performances and cool visuals enhance this fast-paced, atmospheric feature debut. Mixing suspense with romance in an uncommonly stylish noirish blend, One Night Only marks its tyro filmmaker as a talent to watch.”
— Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“the movie’s gorgeous neo-noir visuals and constant shiftsmakes it play as if Wong Kar-wai had taken over the Fast and Furious franchise”
— Pat Padua, DCist

“An assured, deftly-written and superbly-shot directing debut…carried by Aaron Kwok at his best.”
—LP Hugo, Asian Film Strike

“Positively bursting with ideas and influences, it’s a work of exuberant cinephilia.”
— Sean Gilman, Seattle Screen Scene

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Nomination, Best Picture, Shanghai International Film Festival
Nomination, Best Production Design, Taiwan Golden Horse Awards
Nomination, Best Picture, Taipei Film Festival
Official Selection, Saint Louis International Film Festival

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