Movie Details

To The Fore

A sports-romance movie by Dante Lam that focuses on the friendships and love lives of four friends. All four are avid cyclists and they have entered a cycling competition; their toughest yet which will test their friendship.

Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English / Chinese
Classification: PG13
Release Date: 6 Aug 2015
Genre: Romance / Sports
Running Time: 2 Hours 5 Minutes
Distributor: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES
Cast: Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou, Choi Si-won, Wang Luodan
Director: Dante Lam
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “Breaking Away” & “The Triplets of Belleville”

The Good, the Bad and the Lead-outs:

• The cycling story is a little unlike others of its kind as instead of focusing on sprinters (racers who can finish a race by accelerating quickly to a high speed), it shifts the focus onto the lead-outs (basically, those who sacrifice their wins in order to let the sprinter take over).

• That creates a metaphor that would ring true to anybody, about how one sometimes would have to step back and let someone else take the lead for the greater good.

• Unfortunately, director Dante Lam is struggling to make a story here (it is a little hard to beat the bar set high by his previous works such as "Unbeatable" and "the Demon Within"), as the races are the only exciting parts of the movie while other parts, the love triangle for example, fall flat.

• Lam himself admitted he was not a master of romantic storylines so it was no surprise that the love triangle in the story doesn't provide much of a spark. Known more for action, Lam also struggles to provide a coherent story to really string together his four main leads.

Trivia:

• Because of the great chemistry among the cast and the director himself, Dante Lam is thinking of using the same cast for his next movie, which he plans to be a diving movie.


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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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