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Release Date:
2 November 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »
Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Yun-Fat Chow ... Yip Kim Fay (as Chow Yun Fat)
Cecilia Yip ... Han Yuk Nam
Alex Man ... Wong Hak Keung

Kien Shih ... Chung Shin
Ma Wu ... Chairman Liu Yan-Mau
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chun ... Sergeant Fa Wing
Feng Ku ... Shui
Billy Lau ... Factory Foreman
Yung-Chiang Peng
Chien Yu
Sai-Kit Yung ... General Kanezawa

Directed by
Po-Chih Leong 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Koon-Chung Chan 

Produced by
John Sham .... producer
Cinematography by
Brian Lai  (as Sui-ming Lai)
Film Editing by
Peter Cheung 
Costume Design by
Shirley Chan 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ngok-Chung Chan .... assistant director

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Also Known As:
"Hong Kong 1941" - Hong Kong (English title)
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Rated R for violence
USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:18A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 (video rating) (1992) | South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1990) | UK:18 | USA:R


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1 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great Cinematography!, 28 February 2002
Author: Phillip Escott from Cardiff

Hong Kong 1941 (Waiting for Day Break) is a little gem that every one must find! The Cinematography is just perfect! every shot looks great... the Actors are all great! (not just Chow) This movie won a few Golden Horse awards too... for best Cinematography and best Actor... which it deserves :)

Any way... go buy the Hong Kong Legends DVD of this baby right now!!! GO! :P

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