- Japan Premiere
HONG KONG GALA SCREENING｜Special Programs < Special Focus on Hong Kong 2021 >
Hand Rolled Cigarette
Director: CHAN Kin-long (陳健朗)
2020｜Hong Kong｜104min｜Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi｜Subtitles: English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
|3/12 Fri||15:25||ABC Hall 《HONG KONG GALA SCREENING》|
|3/14 Sun||17:55||Umeda Burg 7: Theater7|
- LAM Ka Tung (林家棟)
Michael NING (白只)
TAI Bo (太保)
While you may have a romantic view of the Chungking Mansions thanks to WONG Kar-wai’s “Chungking Express” (1994), this maze of restaurants, guest houses and shops, also has a seedier reputation as an urban jungle made up of winding stairwells, corridors, and markets where enterprising traders, travellers, tricksters from different countries are all seeking to make it in Hong Kong. One person drawn here is a young South Asian thief named Manny (Bipin KARMA) who has stolen drugs from a gang and needs to lay low. He meets a retired soldier, formerly in the British colonial army, named KWAN Chiu (LAM Ka Tung) who has offended the boss of the same gang and needs a way to resolve things. The two men agree to work together and a brotherhood is formed as they realise they have plenty in common...
This is the directorial debut by CHAN Kin-long, an actor-turned-director whose film is a fine example of a crime thriller. Nominated for seven Golden Horse Awards, including Best Film and Best New Director, it is reminiscent of the best in the genre such as “One Nite in Mongkok” (2004).
Director CHAN Kin-long