Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming fights fire and icy cold for new movie, The Bravest

Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming in a scene from The Bravest.
Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming in a scene from The Bravest.PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION

SINGAPORE - Chinese leading man Huang Xiaoming braved fiery heat and icy cold and even dislocated his shoulder - all for his new film, The Bravest, a disaster movie chronicling firefighters' efforts to save a city from exploding in flames.

The movie, which opens on Thursday (Aug 29), is based on a real-life incident - a 2010 oil pipe explosion in China's north-eastern port city Dalian. More than 2,000 firefighters worked overnight to put out the fire and one died in the course of duty.

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