English WriterMatt Chow (screenplay) Release dateFebruary 19, 2015 (2015-02-19) Initial releaseFebruary 19, 2015 (Singapore) CastLouis Koo (Branson), Sammi Cheng (TM), Francis Ng (Sam), Julian Cheung (Jayden), Charmaine Sheh (Cassie), Amber Kuo (Kika) Similar moviesBroken Arrow, Wings, Bombers B-52, Bombardier, The Lady Takes a Flyer, Pilot #5
Triumph in the Skies (Chinese: 衝上雲霄) is a 2015 Hong Kong-Chinese romantic drama film directed by Wilson Yip and Matt Chow and starring Louis Koo, Sammi Cheng, Francis Ng, Julian Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Amber Kuo, Océane Zhu and Dean Liu. The film is an adaptation of the Triumph in the Skies television series. Production started on 6 August 2014. The film was released on February 19, 2015.
Young pilot Branson (Louis Koo) takes over Skylette Airlines, his father’s aviation empire, only to realize that his old flame Cassie (Charmaine Sheh) is a flight attendant there. Several years previously, he was forced to break up with her and move to New York to take care of his father's business. To this day, the two continue to harbour feelings for each other but decide to keep them bottled up.
In an effort to rebrand the airline, Branson invites rock idol TM (Sammi Cheng) to star in an upcoming commercial and appoints Sam (Francis Ng) as her flying consultant. Incongruent in both tastes and experience, this odd couple gets off on the wrong foot. However, as the shoot progresses they slowly discover each other's merits, developing a strong mutual attraction.
Jayden (Julian Cheung) having left Skylette, to become a pilot of private jets, meets the young and vivacious Kika (Amber Kuo) during a flight and assumes her to be wayward and shallow. But they turn out to have a lot in common and start falling madly in love. At the height of their romance, Jayden realizes almost too late the secret behind her recalcitrance…
Each of the three relationships comes with its own setbacks. As long as one can accept the imperfection of things, finding happiness—however fleetingly—is a blessing in itself.
Louis Koo as Branson Cheung (張春亮)
Sammi Cheng as TM Tam (譚夢)
Francis Ng as Samuel "Sam" Tong (唐亦琛)
Julian Cheung as Jayden "Captain Cool" Koo (顧夏陽)
Charmaine Sheh as Cassie Poon (潘家詩)
Amber Kuo as Kika Sit (薛健雅)
Océane Zhu as Winnie
Dean Liu as Tony
Kenneth Ma as Roy Ko (高志宏)
Elena Kong as Heather Fong (方芮嘉)
Jun Kung as TM's manager
Ma Jin as Thomas
Liao Jingsheng as Branson's father
Yiming Ma as Thomas' friend
The film has earned US$24.59 million in China and HK$21.5 million (US$2.78 million) in Hong Kong.
"歲月如歌" by Eason Chan
"How Much Will We Remember" by The Pancakes
"I Hate You But I Love You" by Pollie Tong
"I Hate You But I Love You" by Janet Yung and Subyub Lee