A portable nuclear device, DC8, has been stolen from South Korea by a ruthless criminal  and his accomplice. As the weapon will change hands in Hong Kong, Lee from the territory’s Counter Terrorism Response Unit sets up a task force. Despite their efforts, the elusive criminal mastermind, Helios, is always a step ahead of Lee.

Sitges International Film Festival, 2015

Udine Far East Film Festival, 2015

Beijing International Film Festival, 2015

Box office hit in China
31 Million US $

26 Million US $

By the writers-directors of

Cold War

“Mixing deafening explosions, bone-crunching fisticuffs and a setting dripping with near-apocalyptic fatalism, Helios boasts all the ingredients necessary to qualify as the ultimate Hong Kong action thriller.”



“A stellar pan-Asian cast, tight pacing and well-developed tension. This blockbuster could sell like uranium in Asian genre ancillary.”



“A glossy, slickly shot genre piece that moves at a clip. Chin Kar-lok’s action direction is notable in the film’s stand-out set piece, a breathless motorbike chase through Kowloon. Jason Kwan’s cinematography captures the sheen and shadows of present-day Hong Kong.”


Longman Leung, Sunny Luk
2015 | Hong Kong | Action, Crime | 118'