When the Sun Rises (2015)

| Drama
When The Sun Rises is a historical drama set against the eve of the Hong Kong Handover on 30 June 1997 during the final hours of British-sovereign rule over the crown colony of Hong Kong. Its return to China, the motherland is imminent.


Louis Papachristou




Credited cast:
Jai Day ... Martin
Yeung Yi Yi Yeung Yi Yi ... May Lee
Josephine Chim Josephine Chim ... Florence Mystic
Elizabeth Holmes Moore Elizabeth Holmes Moore ... Nancy
Rick Tan Rick Tan ... Cab Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woon Ling Hau ... Wu Lin, May Lee's Sister (as Hau Woon-Ling)


Tomorrow is 1 July 1997 and six million Hong Kong residents will wake up in Communist China. Do the ominous storm clouds portend trouble brewing? For some, this is simply the world's biggest party. But most of the residents of this city are anxious about what tomorrow will bring. The lives of five residents literally collide during the final hours under British rule. Each feels trepidation and anxiety for the future. Martin the young entitled British-banker is desperately trying to hale a cab to get to his ball, impossible on a night like this. Egregiously late, he may have scuppered his chance of promotion and enlists the help of Florence, a British educated Chinese mystic whose loss of family fortune led her to seek a spiritual existence. Martin is dating Nancy, his older American girlfriend and works for her father at the bank. Desperately wanting to settle down and have kids, Nancy's biological clock is ticking away; she is expecting Martin to propose to her tonight. May Lee the ...

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English | Cantonese

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong

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Pagan Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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