Tao chu sheng tian (2013) - full transcript

On the hottest day in 50 years, a serious fire incident happened to a busy commercial tower, a gaggle of fire fighters with an indestructible enthusiasm are going to save lives.


Ok? Are you ok?

Ok, ok

Where are the people?

All here

you saved one but lost two

Which is more important?
Our teammates or the dummies?

In a fire scene

we don't get to choose.
Discipline is everything


Next team!

Nowadays there're all
high-rise buildings

fire protection systems
become more important

if unluckily that

upper levels are on fire

it's difficult to carry out rescue

as firefighters...
The most important thing is to save people

enough talking

you two must come and help me

people now have a strong
sense of fire prevention

this business must take off

I can give you suggestions...

On the design of your
fire protection systems

what do you mean, suggestions?

I want is you two to work for me

sure. I'll file my transfer
request and join you

how about you?

I'm sorry, uncle

but I just got a promotion

Tai Kwan, think about it

isn't it good to spend your energy
for a worthier cause...

To help more people?

Every year much farmland
is turned into skyscrapers

farmers keep moving to the city

sometimes I think...

Not until we run out
of rice in supermarkets

do we know how important farmers are

Today foggy weather

prevails over Guangzhou

according to the observatory

Affected by rainstorms over the
past three days, the weather is humid

today the temperature increases sharply
due to the bright sunshine

and it brings radiation fog

the temperature is 34 degrees

relative humidity is 99%

weather is very humid

hi friend...

You had chocolate again?

No I didn't

you didn't?

It's never bothered me before


You'll be a father soon.
Cut down on junk food.

You see...

It melted like hell.

It's been there forever uneaten.
I just didn't throw it away

did you drink the vitamin shake...

Bought mun?

What's in it?

Meaning you never tried it

of course, I did

you told me to drink it after
meals every day. And I did

after going to the doctor with me,
when is your meeting?

I can't go to the doctor with you

I'll leave after dropping you off

haven't I told you?

When did you tell me?

I don't remember.
But I did anyway

No you didn't

did too...

Did not.

Maybe I didn't...

They moved the meeting up

just call me when you're done, ok?

Do you have problem
accepting my pregnancy?

Of course not.

I told you I want a baby

and now you're pregnant,
how perfect

you want it because I forced you to...

Do you really want it?

How about resignation?

Shall we discuss it tonight?

We've talked about it so many times.
I just want you to know...

It's all for our child

yes, I know

just chute it for me.

I'm not eating it anyway

Remember to call me
after seeing the doctor


Bye, Bye

Take care


Si Lok

long time no see

yes, it's been a while

how are you?

Pretty good. My company opens today,
on the 40th floor


my business card

fire protection company?

We take care of the
fire protection systems in this building

Director Mak, huh?

Drop by to see me some time

of course

I think your brother
should be available tonight

maybe we come together

firefighters don't have plans

ask him to come only
if he truly wants to

which floor?

14th. Over here

you haven't seen your brother
for four years, right?

I got to go

that's it.
Wait for the next car please

I'll pay you next month..

Will I run away?

What do you want?

Excuse us...

I'm hanging up

what's with the rush?

Wow, we paid $9.7 more

I told you to walk one block further

they take an extra 5% off

you keep your hands on the
calculator all the day

just stop pinching every penny

we don't even have time
for a family photo

fine that you're not helping.
Stop making light of my problem

mom, can I have one more?

No, you can't. You've had two.

We will test the fire alarm today.
The bells on each floor will ring.

Don't panic

Director Mak

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome

I apologize for being a bit late

I propose a toast

Feel free to check out our products

what takes you so long?

At this hour,
the whole Guangzhou is gridlocked

I've just confirmed contract terms with
Director Tsang and Director Wong

don't drink too much

you have a cooperative agreement to sign
with the fire department at 4pm

ok. You'll take care of it

don't drink too much, ok?


No problem with the goods, right?

But it looks like the
balance is not settled yet

It's the same

how could they be the same?
Have you got your eyes checked?

I told you to get some new paint

what's up honey?


Get her some new paint

what are you laughing at?

It's sophisticated

very innovative

this is a fire extinguishing
grenade we developed for home use

it's smaller and more effective
than the old one

Keung, let me introduce

excuse me

Mandy, get two drinks for the Directors

Director Tsang. Hello.

Director wong. Hi.

The couple who made it
this big in just four years

Keung, very well done.

She hasn't said yes.
I'm still courting her

looking forward to working with you

same here

you used to be a firefighter

it's the perfect job for you

I used to think I'd
be a firefighter for life

we did training drills
and wiped down the tools

every day

accidents don't wait

we can only be prepared
in the best possible ways

but whenever I see...

Someone died in a fire

I asked myself

was there more I could've done?

In the past...

I saved one person at a time

but now...

I want our fire protection systems
to protect more people

(Air Conditioning System Control Room)

Hey guys. It's so humid.

Without electricity and air conditioning

We'll fix it before sunset

I'm not pushing you, but...

Can you get it done any sooner?

Equipment in the electrical room needs
constant temperature

blame it on the weather...

For being so abnormal

it's July already but still humid

and foggy

do your best. Thanks.

Lam si Lok, please come with me


was there a notice ordering the occupant
on 32/f to remove the bottled water?

They haven't removed it?

Not yet...
Looks like they've stacked more

ok, I come to take a look,
you continue your work

got it

Sir, I decide to quit

since six years ago...

You've got married

I have expected you'd leave one day

I hope you would understand

Tai kwan, to be honest with you...

The department has
confirmed your promotion

it's a pity that you decide to
quit at this point

but I've made up my mind

day 89.3 months already

how do you feel?

I start having morning sickness

I don't feel like eating all day

that's normal.

It's strange that your husband
never comes with you

for check up.

(To Si Lok. How's it?)

He must find time to stop by

no matter how busy he is

I'll give him a lecture on being a father

ok. You take a break.
I'll get some film.

Dinner time

let's go

Your flight for hangzhou departs at
9pm tonight. You have a contract to sign

I'll drive you to the airport

I'll drive you to the airport

Tonight I've booked a table... go change it

no way.
We scheduled the meeting last week

call them to change the appointment

call them

come on

That's it?
Not trying hard enough

what do you mean?

What do you mean?

Opening surprise?

I need you...

With or without this company

marry me?

Why didn't you notify me
before you test the alarms?

Boss, I haven't started testing.

Then what happened? How come
the panel lights up on every floor?

Is it a fire or false alarm?

Just got a call from the
main mechanical room

The system server hangs
because the extreme humidity today

temperature in that room is supposed
to be constant always. How can it be humid?

Security office sent us a memo

saying the air-conditioning room
is under repair today

part of the basement
may not have air-conditioning

we didn't expect it to be so foggy
as soon as the air-conditioning is off...

And walls are sweating like in spring

when I was a firefighter...

False alarms on a humid
day were quite normal

but I've never seen a whole building
without air conditioning as a result

boss, we're working on it.

Go find out what's wrong.

Of course

Now what?

I've called engineering department

they are sending someone over

air conditioning will resume in an hour

I'll get someone to dehumidify the room

but the fire system will be down for 5 minutes.
Things will be back to normal after that

I give you 3 minutes

ok. Got it. I'll try my best!

Boss, the short circuit problem is fixed

has the signal resumed normal?

Hang on

Check the air conditioning room

see if it's just a false alarm

ok, got it

leave it for now

check the air conditioning room first

move it...


Keung, what happened?

There's a fire in the basement
air conditioning room

affecting the voltage and causing a outage

but please don't worry

our backup power source is on...

Enough for 8 hours

the alarm system
reported to fire to the police

firefighters will be here any minute

for your safety...

I'll arrange an emergency evacuation

but please don't panic, ok?

That way please


escort the guests out via staircase #1

take the surviving kits


Fire... run...

Trigger the alarm

one-alarm fire

Jiangxi team to lift

major pump, tower ladder,
light rescue unit

commander car

Guangzhou international commercial centre,
Jiangxi road

Watch out.
We have a pregnant woman here...

Are you ok?

Can you walk?

Tai kwan!

Where are you?
There's a fire here

your husband the firefighter?

Don't worry.

I'm on my way

where exactly you are in the building?

What do you see?

We've left the clinic.
I'm with the doctor

but the hallway is full of smoke

let's go now!

I told you to come with me
but you didn't

people are bumping on
each other now

get the doctor on the line

leave the building with si Lok now

we can't! The fire is too big
for us to go down

come save us now

the fire is getting bigger.

Pass the phone to si Lok

what do we do now?

The smoke is too dense downstairs.
Go upstairs instead

there's a refuge floor upstairs

it's the safest place.
You know what I'm saying?

Your brother is in the building too!

Don't worry. I'll be right there.
See you in a bit

he told us to go upstairs

upstairs, this way...
This way, upstairs...

Captain, everything is ready

get on the commander car

copy that

here, 2nd floor here


he fire started in the basement

the alarm system in the whole
building broke down

a trading company
on 1/f caught fire

bring a team into the building and
start the search and rescue

yes, sir

051 calling control team

request raising it to a two-alarm fire

send in the second squad

water truck, tower ladder straight
to the scene

Are you ok?

I'm fine



I arrived.
How're things over there?

I'm leading the people down the stairs.
The basement is on fire

if you can contain it,
you don't have to raise it to two-alarm

it's two-alarm already.
There was an explosion on 1st floor

are you sure about
the situation right now?

Are you ok?

It's clear of smoke or flame over here

my fire system can handle it

the lower floors are all on fire

don't bring people down anymore

I'm in staircase #1 on the 18/f

is it okay to get on the tower
ladder from 15/f?

Tower ladder has arrived.

Start loading victims in 5 minutes


listen... wait...

Firefighters will wait for us on the 15/f

Let's go

go. May may.
There's a fire. Get out of here.

Quick... get water!

Ho, help me. Ho...

Stay here. Don't go anywhere...

And wait for papa to come back

seriously, don't go anywhere

Ho, no!

Listen to me...
He owes us wages anyway

we just get what we deserve.
Don't stop me.

May may, what are you doing?

My shop...

Stop it...

Give them back...

Give them back...

Give them back...


Give them back...



Where is I am-i am?
Where is I am-i am?

Were you with her? Lam-i am!

Dong, come with me


captain, fire is too big

go this way

Team 1 leader, bring them to the window
over there and stand by


firefighter 2, bring them to
this window and stand by




Yank it!


Exit there


The smoke is so dense

boss, there is a tower ladder
by the window

help... anyone...


You go down first

are you insane?
Let's go together!

I'll be fine

take her down


Anyone here?





The tower ladder
is one floor down...


Did you say there is a
tower ladder?

We're on the back of the building

it takes too long to drive
the tower ladder here

come here...

What are you doing?

I'll climb one floor up

and pull you guys up

what shall I do?

Watch carefully.
Do the same later on.

Put your legs in here

understood? Did you understand?

I'll go up first.
If the fire comes close

throw this grenade to the base of the fire.
It makes the fire weaker for a while

Be quick...

Be quick...

This way

That little girl...

Go save her now...


No way...
We can't even save ourselves...

We will both die

Are you insane?

Are you saving them...
Or yourself?


Si Lok, come out now


Be careful

relax. Stay still.
I'll pull you up

Are you ok?

Go save the doctor. Quick

just like what I did just now...
Tie the rope around your waist

Got it?

Make sure your legs are tightly secured.

Got it?

Quick... start pulling...

Stay still

Thank you...

Two-alarm fire

Yuexiu team to foam pod

tower ladder, major pump

major rescue unit

Guangzhou international commercial centre

two-alarm fire

Baiyun team to hose layer

bring ring blower

breathing apparatus pod, light ambulance

Guangzhou international commercial centre


the commander car is over there

it's in a critical state now


Let me in...

She's just sent me a video... look...

Captain, the hose can't reach any further

tell people down there

to bring the hose and air tanks to 10/f


Si Lok, where are you now?

I don't know...
But I'm with Keung now

pass him the phone

your brother...

Where are you?

We're coming up from 10/f.
How's the situation over there?

We are heading to the refuge floor

will be right there. Don't worry

when will you arrive?

I'm on duty

don't take risk with si Lok.

Someone over there!

I have to hang up.
Many are injured here

take care of si Lok for me

you have equipment and
a team of firefighters

I have nothing

your wife is waiting for you!

He said he won't be here soon

Calm down, everyone.
We'll get you out very soon

calling control team...
I'm in a clinic on 10/f

we found around 20 injured victims

arrange tower ladder
to get them out immediately

Calm down

we will get you out via tower ladder

help us... help


Captain, the tower ladder is here

you take the injured down
the tower ladder

the rest follow me
to the refuge floor

I can't walk anymore...
I think I won't make it...

Without that shop...
It's okay...

I can't live without I am-i am...

Without our daughter...

If you have to go

let's look for her together





Don't scare me, brat...

You know this place well

you must know how to escape!

Open it


Go upstairs

You stay here and take a rest,
I'll take a look around

Excuse me.
Have you seen my daughter?

Excuse me.
Have you seen this little girl?

She is my daughter

I saw her

Really? Where is she? Where is she?

Where is she? Where is she?

Where is she?

I don't know where she is

maybe someone took her out.
But I'm not sure

she said not sure...

But I believe she will be fine

thank you...

She said not sure!

Why did you lie to them?

What if they find their daughter's body?

Why are you staring at me?

Why are you staring at me?

Yes. I am a doctor

but I'm just an Ob-gyn

I save people in an operating room.
Not in a fire scene!

Obviously you know

if we go in

we will both die

I am a doctor

but I'm only human

I get scared too

I get scared too

Dong, are you crazy?

We can't keep them.
We've killed...

Listen to me.
We didn't kill anyone

he was burnt to death.
As long as we keep our mouth shut

no one would ever know

I've arrived. Where are you?

Two more floors
from the refuge floor

the steel reinforcements
inside the ceiling swelled

the fire must be rampant upstairs

there are more than 10 of us here

what if others know?

Ho... ho...

Just listen to me once...
We can't keep them

dong, dong ".Dong".

Dong... listen to me, listen to me...

Calm down

think about...

How our boss bullied us

as long as we have these diamonds

we have everything

you think about it

these will get us in trouble


Why are you still here?
You don't know you should leave?

I came back for you!

Where are you? Are you ok?

We all left the building via
the tower ladder

Keung... Keung...


So great that you're safe

Take good care of yourself

I'll wait for you! I'll wait for you!

I've told firefighters the situation

they will be here in no time

I don't know what you've done

but if you leave,
you will be burnt to death

Captain, big trouble.
Much dangerous chemical inside

Don't worry

take care of yourself
and your wife first

Has the chemical truck arrived?

Yes, it has

an occupant of the building
has turned himself in

he stored dangerous goods
on refuge floor

you guys have to leave now
and wait for backup support

there are many people waiting
in the refuge floor

t's disastrous if it explodes

any way to stop it from exploding?

You can't use water

any sand bags in the office

use sand to cover it

why did you pack the chemical
in bottled water cartons...

to make it through security's inspection?

You know no dangerous
goods are allowed here

Go. Go

don't touch...

Poisonous fumes... don't breathe in...
No... go this way...

Go that way

Shun, are you ok?

Go find our daughter...

Leave now...

Get down!

Crawl over there!

Take a rest first

I'll check if there are other exits

051 calling control team

we are now in the last unit on 30th floor,
east wing

hoses and tower
ladders don't reach this far

requesting escape route. Over.

You cut yourself...

Why didn't you save me
first just now?

That question again

I know you have your duty

but I'm your wife...

I tried my very best to protect myself

just to keep our baby

you don't care, do you?

You don't care, right?

No do you?

No you don't

This alarm goes off
if I stay still for 30 seconds...

To let others know I'm in danger

in a fire scene,
it only takes 30 seconds

to lose one's life

Saving life is my job

I can't choose to save some over others

I will take you out for sure

The tanks are out of air

send officers 1 and 2 to do a survey,

I've found a spot

connected to the west wing if we climb up

tell your team to take victims up there


On ropes

what else can we do?

The tower ladder can't reach that high

your proposal doesn't work

why not?

It's against your rules, right?

Listen to me.
I'll take everyone out my way

listen to you?

I listened and

that's how our father died!

We split into two teams then


Sent us to save the kids in a kindergarten

another team...

To the elderly home to save our father

I'm not convinced...

He followed the rules on everything

we ended up losing our father...

No wonder...

You two haven't met since the funeral

he never mentioned it

and I dared not ask...

I'm ok with my father's death
being an accident

but if a firefighter
doesn't get to choose

I'd rather not be one

No choice...

051 calling control team

I see a tower crane in the
construction site across the road

we can use it to save people

Are you the person in charge in here?

Yes, officer

we would need to use your tower crane

get someone up there
to unlock the turntable

and swing it

to the building across the road

it's possible,
if it's on manually control

but the tower crane won't be
very stable on manual mode

Just do it

go check out the situation
over there


change to manual control

yes, yes...

Move the crane to the south-west

yes. Pointing to that building
across the road

we can try it

just be careful

copy. Everyone stand by

reporting live from the scene...

A tower crane in the construction
site near the building on fire...

Slowly swings towards the building...

We believe it's an emergency
measure instructed by...

The firefighter who went in
the construction site

He said...

He wanted us to travel together

he wanted us to spend more time together


Attention please

we crawl on the tower crane

and then go down

just be careful

one after another

try not to look down. Got it?

Got it

I'll go first

Be careful... don't be afraid...


Now the firefighters are
on the crane already

we believe they make use
of the crane to rescue people...

Si Lok, hold my hand. Come on

be careful

get out!

Be careful, don't...

Be careful

Buddy ho, help me...

Don't jump!

Buddy ho...

Don't jump!

Buddy ho... help me...

Buddy ho... help me...


Tai kwan

swing the crane back!

Can't move it

catch it!

I'll throw you the rope...

You have to catch it...

Now tie the rope on your hand

I'll count to three and pull you up

1,2, 3!

Hold the rope tightly!

Don't let go!

Pull the end!


It's ok... it's ok now...

Sorry... sorry

Really sorry

Chief, squadron #3 finished search
and rescue

how did it go?

Search and rescue from the 1/f
to 25/f basically a success

most victims are evacuated

well done

This way

Dad, are you okay?

Do you feel better that way?

It's trachea problem

he can't inhale any more
smoke given his situation

You are more familiar with this building.
How is it up there?

Come to my office

our isolation system
should block the fire

let's go together

Doctor, what do you need?

I must operate on him now

do you have a knife? And bandage?

Si Lok, the dummy has a surviving
kit on it. There is bandage inside.

Disinfectant. Ok

Hello there

don't be afraid... come with me

your daughter is here!




Run, Tai kwan!

Hold her down...

You go on saving him...


Save my daughter...

Save them first...


Come on out...

Come out quick!

Tai kwan...

Thank you


Lam-lam, mommy won't leave you behind

Move away...



Keung... Keung...



Keung, this is your brother.
Can you hear me?


Keung, can you hear me?


I'm fine! I'm fine!


How's it down there?

The water here is several floors deep

what do you want to do?

I want dive down...

And see if there is any way out

But the fire is big out there

the water's getting hot

if it boils

we may miss our last chance


have you ever thought that...

If I didn't listen to you and...

Went upstairs to save dad,
what would happen?

Actually I knew the answer...

Dad will die anyway...

But I really wanted to try at least

you did nothing wrong

And me neither

I don't want anything
bad happening to you

If you can open the elevator door
on the first floor

the water can put out the fire...

We may have a chance to go out

not all of us are divers

there are breathing masks
and air tanks in my office

Think of a way to pump up
the water pressure

Pour water into the elevator shaft

cut the cable and let the car fall

051 calling control team

requesting all the hoses watering
the elevator shaft

We climb down this ladder

it's so deep...
How can we do it?

I'll go first

Si Lok

don't look down.
Just look at the ladder

you try. I'll hold you

don't worry

Come on. You try

don't look down.
Just look at the stairs

Slowly... careful

Don't be afraid

don't be afraid

your mom is over there...

Tai kwan

Si Lok!



Jump everyone!
We're running out of time

Si Lok! Jump now

Come here!

The water is very deep!
Come down now

Everyone, listen.
We all dive into the water later on...

And open the elevator door together

and we will have a chance to go out

Keung, I'll cut the cable soon

let's check the time.
Let me know when you're ready

Why don't you come down?

What does your brother want to do?

There is no choice

in a fire scene at all

One minute

We only have one chance

take a deep breath and dive


1,2, 3...

Lam-lam... are you ok?


Si Lok...

Si Lok...

Are you ok?



Is everyone ok?

Are you ok? Let's go

what was it?

Our baby is gone...

Nothing is more important than you

so great that you're safe

From the moment I came in,
I knew I will take you out


Where's papa?
Why hasn't papa come out?

I resigned this morning


You may want to think again

I'm getting married.
Can you join our banquet?

Sure I will

has mom known it yet?

Not yet

you got a phone on you?

Give me your phone

mine's broken