New UK Trailer for Crime Film 'The Counterfeiter' with Chow Yun-Fat

August 2, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Counterfeiter Trailer

"Who painting do you want me to replicate?" Signature Entertainment in the UK has unveiled an official trailer for a Hong Kong crime thriller titled The Counterfeiter. This has gone under a few other names, including Project Gutenberg, and the original titles Mou seung (Cantonese) and Wu shuang (Mandarin). The Counterfeiter is described "action-packed, twisty and tension filled crime thriller" akin to The Usual Suspects meets Fight Club, starring Chow Yun-Fat as a criminal mastermind known as the "Painter". The Hong Kong police are hunting a masterful counterfeiting gang. In order to crack the leader "Painter's" true identity, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask him. This also stars Aaron Kwok, Jingchu Zhang, Catherine Chau, Joyce Wenjuan Feng, David Yao-Qing Wang, and Kai Chi Liu. This looks cool, lots of slick counterfeiting along with some heavy action. It might be an entertaining weekend watch.

Here's the first official UK trailer (+ posters) for Felix Chong's The Counterfeiter, direct from YouTube:

The Counterfeiter Poster

The Counterfeiter Poster

The Hong Kong police are hunting an exceptional counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter" (Chow Yun-Fat). In order to crack the true identity of the corrupt genius, the police recruit a gang member to unmask the "Painter's" identity; a hunt which leads to further deceit and bloodshed. The Counterfeiter, also known as Project Gutenberg, is both written and directed by Hong Kong-born filmmaker Felix Chong, director of the films Lady Cop & Papa Crook, Overheard 1 / 2 / 3, Once a Gangster, The Lost Bladesman, and The Silent War previously. Produced by Ellen Chang and Costa Vassos. This played at the San Francisco Film Festival this year and opened in China last year. Signature Ent. debuts The Counterfeiter direct-to-VOD in the UK starting August 12th this month. There's still no US release. How does that look?

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Yeah "Counterfeiter" has a better ring to it than "SuperDollar". Nice to see Fat doing some cool action stuff again, but it appears that's all there is to this.

THE_RAW_ on Aug 2, 2019


Looks like a standard action fare with Chow Yun-Fat, who is trying to earn some money for the old days ... I wish him luck in that respect, which is all I'm intending to do here ...

shiboleth on Aug 2, 2019


It's not. It's a classy globetrotting thriller in the vein of USUAL SUSPECTS with a couple of impressive action set pieces. Chow Yun-Fat is excellent in it. The UK trailer and poster misrepresent the film whose original title is the much classier PROJECT GUTENBERG. Please watch it, ideally in / from a territory which has honoured the film's original title. It's available (for "free") on Amazon Prime in France for instance.

Jörg Tittel on Aug 12, 2019


Ok. I'll trust you and take it as a good advice. Thanks ...

shiboleth on Aug 12, 2019


Eesh. Is that plastic surgery on Chow's face?

DAVIDPD on Aug 4, 2019

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