A Fighter's Blues

A Fighter's Blues
Traditional 阿虎
Simplified 阿虎
Mandarin Ā Hǔ
Cantonese A3 Fu2
Directed by Daniel Lee
Produced by Andy Lau
Derek Yee
Catherine Hun
Screenplay by Cheung Chi-sing
Daniel Lee
Lee Hau-shek
Story by Daniel Lee
Starring Andy Lau
Music by Henry Lai
Cinematography Venus Keung
Sunny Tsang
Thomas Yeung
Edited by Azrael Chung
Distributed by China Star Entertainment Group
Release dates
  • 21 November 2000 (2000-11-21)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$22,002,055

A Fighter's Blues (阿虎) is a 2000 Hong Kong drama film directed by Daniel Lee, produced by and starring Andy Lau. On another note, A Fighter's Blues is also Lau's 100th film role.[1]


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.




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.

Andy Lau trained extensively in Muay Thai for his role as Mong Fu.


Theme song

Sub theme

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
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


  1. "Star strikes output deal with Andy Lau's Teamwork".
  2. "A Fighter's Blues". imdb.com. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  3. "A Fighter's Blues". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 2 July 2010.

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