|A Fighter's Blues|
|Directed by||Daniel Lee|
|Produced by||Andy Lau|
|Screenplay by||Cheung Chi-sing|
|Story by||Daniel Lee|
|Music by||Henry Lai Wan-man|
|Edited by||Azrael Chung|
|Distributed by||China Star Entertainment Group|
A Fighter's Blues (Chinese: ) is a 2000 Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Daniel Lee, produced by and starring Andy Lau. Lau, who displays profound emotions as a kickboxer who persistently pursues dignity and honorary value in the film, was awarded the Golden Bauhinia Awards for Best Actor for his performance. Released on 21 December 2000, A Fighter's Blues is Lau's 100th film role.
After spending 13 years in jail for killing one of his opponents Chat Chai in the dressing room after breaking up the fight because of a quarrel with his girlfriend Pim, Mong Fu (Andy Lau), a washed up Muay Thai kickboxer returns to Thailand to look for his old love. Upon arrival in Bangkok, he finds out that she died and that he has a 14-year-old daughter. He finds the orphanage and meets his daughter and starts a relationship with sister Mioko who runs the orphanage. To clean his past, he challenges the current and more than 15 years younger champion, who wants to avenge Chai.
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A Fighter's Blues was a box office success in Hong Kong, grossing HK $22,002,055 during its theatrical run from 21 December 2000 to 31 January 2001, making it the third-highest grossing film of 2000 in the territory.
The film received mixed critic by reviewers and audiences and has a score of 56 out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes, but was praised for the beautiful locations in Thailand, use of flashbacks, the acting of the main cast, and the editing of the fight scenes.
|Awards and nominations|
|6th Golden Bauhinia Awards|
|Best Actor||Andy Lau||Won|
|Top 10 Chinese-language Films||A Fighter's Blues||Won|
|20th Hong Kong Film Awards|
|Best Actor||Andy Lau||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Venus Keung||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Azrael Chung||Nominated|
|7th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards||Best Actor||Andy Lau||Nominated|