To the Fore

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To the Fore (2015)

125 min - Romance, Action, Drama - 6 August 2015
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A young man chases his dream of becoming a pro cyclist and is met with challenges.

Director:  Dante Lam



A young man chases his dream of becoming a pro cyclist and is met with challenges.

Collections: Dante Lam

Tagline: Attitude is everything.

Genres: Romance, Action, Drama


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Country:   Taiwan Hong Kong
Release Date:  6 August 2015

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Production Companies:  Emperor Motion Pictures

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Runtime:  2 h 05 min

A young man chases his dream of becoming a pro cyclist and is met with challenges.

To the Fore (traditional Chinese: 破風; simplified Chinese: 破风) is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese[2]sports drama film filmed in Taiwan and other countries (including China, Korea, Mongolia and Switzerland[3]), directed by Dante Lam, and starring Eddie Peng, Shawn Dou, Choi Siwon and Wang Luodan. The film was released on August 6, 2015 in Hong Kong and Singapore, and August 7, 2015 in Taiwan, China and the United States.[4] The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[5][6]


The story is about a very passionate Taiwanese cyclist, Qiu Ming, who starts his cycling career in a Taiwan Category III cycling team called Radiant. There he met his friends, competing in domestic and international continental road races. After some time, the team had to break up because the team didn't have sufficient money to continue operations. The members dispersed to different teams. To The Fore is a half romance, half sport movie. It is mainly about the passion of the cyclists participating in races, the love affair between Qiu Ming and a girl, and the beauty of the road racing locations in Taiwan’s lush, mountainous landscapes.[2]



Critical reception

Derek Elley of Film Business Asia gave the film a 4 out of 10, calling it a "dramatically lame drama about bicycle racers [that] never gets its wheels off the ground."[7]


  1. ^ "Weekly box office > China Week 33 08/17 - 08/23/2015". Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  2. ^ a b "Film Review: 'To the Fore'". Variety. 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-08. 
  3. ^ "To the Fore Movie Review by Tiffany Yong". 
  4. ^ "To the Fore Release Info". IMDB. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
  5. ^ Frater, Patrick (21 September 2015). "Hong Kong Selects 'To The Fore' as Oscar Contender". Variety. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Chu, Karen (21 September 2015). "Oscars: Hong Kong Picks 'To the Fore' for Foreign-Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Derek Elley (September 28, 2015). "To the Fore". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 6, 2015. 

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