Cinematography
FUNG Yuen Man
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ellen POON
Producer
Peggy LEE

The Captain

Director
Andrew LAU
Country
China
Year
2019
Genre
Drama
Status
Post-production
Duration
111 min
Language
Mandarin
Cast
ZHANG Hanyu, YUAN Quan
Synopsis
Director Andrew Lau's cinematic portrayal of the most miraculous emergency landing in the contemporary history of Chinese aviation.  
 
The actual incident occurred on May 14 (Monday) 2018 morning at 30,000 feet on Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8633 from the southern city of Chongqing to Lhasa. About 40 minutes after the Airbus A319 flight took off at 6:27a.m. local time (10:27 GMT), the cockpit windshield shattered and flung the aircraft into a state of low pressure with a temperature at minus 30 to minus 40 degree Celsius over the Tibetan Plateau. The co-pilot was sucked halfway out of the cockpit window and all things went down.
 
Many devices were damaged, communication with control tower broke down, passengers began losing consciousness with thin oxygen, and an enormous storm was awaiting right in front. The clock was ticking and strong-willed Captain Liu Chuanjian was determined to get out of danger and bring everyone home safe...