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City Under Siege
File:City Under Siege
Traditional 全城戒備
Simplified 全城戒备
Directed by Benny Chan
Produced by Alvin Lam
Written by
  • Benny Chan
  • Tsang Kan-cheung
Studio Beijing Enlight Pictures Limited
Release date(s) 12 August 2010 (2010-08-12)
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Budget $10 million USD[1]

City Under Siege (simplified Chinese: 全城戒备; traditional Chinese: 全城戒備 is a 2010 Hong Kong science fiction action film directed and co-written by Benny Chan. The film follows a group of circus performers who goes on a rampage after an accidental exposure to chemical gas left by the Japanese army in World War II, granting them superhuman abilities.[2][3]



Sunny is the orphaned child of a former knife throwing master. After his father's death, he is taken in by his uncle, who allows him to perform as a clown, due to the fact that he has not apparently inherited the skills of his father; nevertheless, Sunny still has the wish to perform knife throwing. He is ridiculed and tormented by the children of his uncle, who are all skilled performers in his uncle's troupe. One day, Sunny stumbles upon the plan of the rest of the troupe to explore a cave rumored to be filled with gold. Instead of killing Sunny, they decide to use him as point for their exploration of the cave. They find crates filled with capsules, and force Sunny to open them. Inside the first are numerous plates of gold. They then try to kill Sunny, and continue opening the rest of the capsules. These contain experimental gas which transform them into superhuman monsters.


  • Aaron Kwok as Sunny, an ordinary circus clown who was accidentally exposed to chemical gas turns into a mutant with superhuman abilities.[1]
  • Shu Qi as a current affairs reporter who takes advantage of Sunny to fulfill her goal.[1][4]
  • Collin Chou as the leader of the circus troupe who goes on a crime spree after an accidental exposure to chemical gas.[5]
  • Wu Jing as a special agent.[5]
  • Zhang Jingchu as a cop.[5]


The film was released in Hong Kong on 12 August 2010.[6]


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