Andy Lau, Anita Mui, and Aaron Kwok star in Saviour of the Soul, a Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Corey Yuen and released in 1991. Despite the fact that the film has the same Chinese title as Louis Cha's novel The Return of the Condor Heroes, the two are unconnected.
Saviour of the Soul incorporates elements from the Japanese manga series City Hunter, such as its characters, but with a largely distinct plot; the manga was eventually officially adapted in 1993 with Jackie Chan's City Hunter. In 1992, Saviour of the Soul II was released, however the two films are unrelated. Saviour of the Soul is the first film produced by Teamwork Motion Pictures, the production business founded by lead actor Lau.
Ching, May Kwan, and Siu Chuen are well-known mercenaries who make a fortune by capturing wanted criminals. They are, however, in a love triangle since Siu Chuen loves May Kwan, but May Kwan loves Ching and has been expressing her emotions for him all the time. May Kwan murdered a buddy of the Silver Fox, and the Fox seeks vengeance on her. While a result, she decided to leave Ching in secret to keep him out of trouble; nonetheless, Ching continued to look for her as they both attempted to beat Silver Fox. Despite the fact that the film has the same Chinese title as Louis Cha's novel The Return of the Condor Heroes, it has nothing to do with the novel.