Saviour of the Soul

Saviour of the Soul

Film poster
Traditional 九一神鵰俠侶
Simplified 九一神雕侠侣
Mandarin Jiǔ Yī Shén Diāo Xiá Lǚ
Cantonese Gau2 Jat1 San4 Diu1 Hap6 Leoi2
Directed by Corey Yuen
David Lai
Jeffrey Lau
Produced by David Lai
Jessica Chan
Screenplay by Jeffrey Lau
Story by Wong Kar-wai
Starring Andy Lau
Anita Mui
Music by Anthony Lun
Tang Siu-lam
Cinematography Peter Pau
Lee Tak-wai
Simon Li
Edited by Poon Hung
Hai Kit-wai
Distributed by Newport Entertainment
Release dates
  • 19 December 1991 (1991-12-19)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$20,476,495

Saviour of the Soul (alternative Chinese title 魔宮奇俠) is a 1991 Hong Kong martial arts action film. Although the film shares the same Chinese title as Louis Cha's The Return of the Condor Heroes, it is unrelated to the novel. Saviour of the Soul II was released in the following year, but both films are not related to each other. Saviour of the Soul is the first film produced by star Andy Lau's film company Teamwork Motion Pictures, and was a critical and commercial success, grossing over HK$20 million at the Hong Kong box office.


Ching, May-kwan and Siu-chuen are famous mercenaries who capture wanted criminals for a living. However, they are involved in a love triangle, as Siu-chuen is in love with May-kwan, but May-kwan is in love with Ching and has been expressing her feelings for him all the time. May-kwan killed the Silver Fox's friend earlier and the Fox seeks vengeance on her. When Ching finally decides to propose marriage to May-kwan, Siu-chuen is killed by the Fox while trying to save May-kwan. May-kwan leaves Ching secretly to keep him out of trouble, but Ching constantly seeks her. One year later, Ching finally finds May-kwan, but learns that she has been poisoned by a spell. Ching and May-kwan join forces to defeat Silver Fox and the villains and they roam the world together as a couple.


Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
11th Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Supporting Actor Aaron Kwok Nominated
Best Cinematography Peter Pau Won
Best Film Editing Poon Hung, Hai Kit-wai Nominated
Best Art Direction Yee Chung-Man Won
Best Action Choreography Yuen Tak Nominated
29th Golden Horse Awards Best Cinematography Peter Pau Nominated
Best Art Direction Yee Chung-Man Nominated
Best Makeup & Costume Design Shirley Chan Nominated
Best Action Choreography Yuen Tak Nominated

See also

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