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About the FILM

Lai Chi-wai (黎志偉), a winner of many international climbing championships was ranked eighth in the world. Lai promising athletic career seemed to be over on the fateful day of 9 December 2011 when he was paralysed in a devastating traffic accident. At the time of the accident, his wife was 7 months pregnant, and subsequently he hit rock bottom.


Lai, wheelchair bound, was fuelled with determination and resolve not to allow his handicap to dictate what he can do with his life. On the fifth anniversary of the accident, Lai vowed to haul himself and his wheelchair to the top of Hong Kong's Lion Rock Mountain, using only his arm strength. He named his mission to climb the emblematic mountain "CRUX", and his friends came to help him fulfil this seemingly impossible task.


The director documented this Herculean task in order for us to reflect on the nature of adversity. Being physical handicapped does not limit us in the ways we often believe it can, The power of transformation is innate in humans, Lai’s courage is a testament to this. With perseverance and dedication, there’s always the possibility for people to triumph over adversities.

The film is titled 結CRUX, meaning connection or a knot. This Chinese character 結is often associated with the notion of crux: unity, the binding of relationships, connections and feelings of being preoccupied with melancholy. Crux is a term that describes the most challenging point in climbing and mountaineering.

結CRUX紀實電影

一群人團結的力量,實現了一個半身癱瘓攀石運動員黎志偉的夢想。

● 「癥結」、「團結」、「結緣」、「連結」及「心結」的意思;

● CRUX 源於攀岩術語,寓意深遠,指攀爬路線中最艱難的關頭,成敗的癥結所在。

逆境就是生命無常

曾勇奪4屆「亞洲攀石錦標賽」冠軍、多屆「全國攀岩錦標賽」冠軍及世界排名第八位的黎志偉一度是攀石運動界的天之驕子。

 

在攀石場上前途如日方中之際,卻在2011年12月9日的月全蝕晚上,因一場交通意外導致下半身癱瘓。當時太太正懷著7個月的身孕,兒子快要出生。世事無常,令人難以接受,黎志偉身心飽受煎熬,前路頓變黑暗,以為從此絕緣攀石的他,經歷了種種低潮,最終憑著永不放棄的精神,在一群朋友義無反顧的支持下,成功實現了重攀獅子山的夢想,解開心結。 

黎志偉選擇在交通意外的五周年(2016年12月9日),坐在輪椅用一雙手以繩索攀爬登上獅子山頂,旋即獲得各界廣泛關注。翌年2月,他被外國媒體選為10位世界最具感染力人生逆境行者的第2位。

以生命影響生命

像志偉這樣的經歷及故事每天都在發生,不幸的事情隨時都可能會發生在任何人身上。逆境求存,堅守信念,永不放棄,卻是知易行難!結局如何,大抵要看個人修行。 

結CRUX絕不是鼓吹英雄主義的紀錄片,反而是以生命影響生命的平凡小故事。它很小,因為只關乎了一個人的夢想。但,卻牽動了一群香港人的心,然後集結了大家的力量,去為這個相識多年的好友或不太熟稔的點頭之交,完成了夢想。他們無不意外地發現,在協助別人追夢的同時,自己的心結也漸漸解開了。

影片無意把黎志偉過份英雄化,但他確實擁有超强的意志、清晰的思路及堅毅的生命力。希望透過影片,讓大家重新思考逆境的意義。上天不會給我們無法承受的考驗,每個人的內心都有轉變的力量。請堅守信念,別輕言放棄。