‘Lost and Love’ targets kidnapped kids
Published: Jan 25, 2015 06:13 PM

Andy Lau at the press conference Photo: Courtesy of Huayi Brothers

Kidnapping is a nightmare for many parents who lost their kids and spent decades trying to find them. Chinese film company Huayi Brothers has made a special film which tackles the issue. Lost and Love tells the story of a man who rides on a motorcycle for years looking for his kidnapped son. Directed by Peng Sanyuan, the cast includes Hong Kong actor Andy Lau and Jing Boran. Adapted from a real news story, the film, which is set to hit big screens on March 20, centers on the character of Lei Zekuan, a rural migrant worker who didn't stop searching for his kidnapped son for 15 years.

Peng said at a press conference on Thursday that before creating the script, he interviewed many parents whose kids were kidnapped.

"Every day in the past 15 years, the father rode his motorbike across the country with only one thing in his mind: finding his son," he said. "Lei is not just one parent, he represents many other parents with similar problems." 

The film was a challenge for Lau as it was the first time for him to play such a role, But he overcame the challenge as he thought it was something worth doing.  

"It is not up to us to decide whether it will be an excellent movie with outstanding box office income. But for me, the most important consideration was that making this sort of film is the right thing to do. As long as it is right, that's enough reason to do it," he said.

Global Times
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