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MADE IN HONG KONG [Digitally Remastered Version]
Director: Fruit CHAN (陳果)
1997｜Hong Kong｜108min｜Language: Cantonese｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/15 (Thu)||18:50 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 3||◎|
- Sam LEE (李璨琛)
Neiky YIM (嚴栩慈)
Wenders LI (李棟全)
Amy TAM (譚嘉荃)
Autumn Moon (Sam Lee) is a low-level Triad working a debt collecting job with his simple-minded sidekick Sylvester. Whilst out collecting money he meets and falls for an attractive girl named Ping. She is suffering from a fatal kidney disase and requires a kidney transplant so Moon decides to take on an assassination contract to pay her medical fees...
The first independent film to be made in Hong Kong post-handover, this was made on a shoestring budget, a production with a crew of just five and leftover film reels. The film's realistic depiction of life for working class Hong Kong youth is nihilistic, blackly comic and offers a commentary on the uncertainty felt by Hongkongers about the return of the city Chinese rule. It won many awards around the world including the Best Picture Award at Hong Kong Film Awards and its success propelled Fruit Chan to fame at the forefront of a new wave of directors. See it in a stunning “4K resolution” restored version.
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