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Super Typhoon

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Super Typhoon (2008)

Drama, Action - 12 May 2008
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When a super typhoon strikes the city of a million people, only the heroic mayor can save the day.

Director:  Feng Xiaoning

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When a super typhoon strikes the city of a million people, only the heroic mayor can save the day.


Collections: Feng Xiaoning

Tagline: The first super disaster movie of China

Genres: Drama, Action

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Language:  French, English
Release Date:  12 May 2008

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When a super typhoon strikes the city of a million people, only the heroic mayor can save the day.

Feng Xiaoning’s Super Typhoon, which somehow ended up in the competition section of this year’s TIFF, is billed as “the first super disaster movie of China.” It’s certainly the first disaster movie I’ve seen in which nobody actually dies: a hymn to the virtues of good planning and upright city officials.

Chief among the heroes is Wu Gang’s mayor, a superhuman figure who repeatedly saves the day with little to fuel him but civic duty and cup noodles. First seen apprehending a pickpocket in the local market, he later gets to make life-or-death judgment calls and take on a shark with a big stick. Guided by the sage advice of his former elementary school teacher, now a meteorologist (Song Xiaoying), he evacuates the city before the titular storm hits, thus leaving his command center to focus their attentions on helping a pregnant woman deliver her child safely. Yeah, it’s that kind of film [screenanarchy]