The work was first released in 2001. After its release, the film became the most popular work in Hong Kong cinema history with a turnover of up to 42 million USD (this record was only broken by the ministry itself. Chow Chow’s next movie is The Ultimate Kungfu) simultaneously won Hong Kong Film Awards 21st time for Best film, Best director… this is considered one of the best works of Hong Kong comedy king Chau Tinh Tri, bringing his name to a new level to become the box office king of Hong Kong (China). This film was also played on the stadium screens at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008.
The Shaolin team was shown during the half-time break at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008.
However know that the time of shooting starts Shaolin Football Team, Chau Tinh Tri has difficulty in capital rotation due to the discordant relationship between him and investors. Struggling for a while, the male director persuaded the owner of Universe Entertainment and Culture Company – Lam Tieu Minh to pour capital to be able to continue filming.
Due to the tight financial situation, Chau Tinh Tri has to “tighten the belt”. According to Toutiao, the most spectacular scene of the film is the scene of Shaolin football team having to compete in a stadium with 40,000 spectators.
At that time, the crew chose a stadium in Zhuhai City, Guangdong to be the recording location. However, if you invite 40,000 public actors to act, with a tight budget in your hand, Shaolin football team would definitely go bankrupt, so the staff members offered to use spectator manipulation. However, Chau Tinh Tri refused to be true.
After that, Chau Tinh Tri came up with the idea of allowing the public to watch the film crew and take pictures with him. As expected, the audience dragged each other to the stadium, an empty seat was no longer available to watch the crew. Shaolin football team filming for a month. In the end, the footage is judged to be difficult to complete quickly, without spending a penny but still highly effective.