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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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3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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A solid small film. See more (6 total) »


  (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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A solid small film., 3 August 1999
Author: Leigh Melton ( from USA

A quiet, solid film about three young people caught up in the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong. Filmed as if it were originally a stage play, the story focuses on the relationships which develop between the three main characters as they fight to keep their dignity when faced with the physical and emotional terrors of war.

This is a good one to rent for a quiet afternoon in front of the television. There are some violent scenes (after all, it takes place in a land invaded by a foreign army) but not overly graphic. Cecilia Yip gives an understated performance; Chow Yun-Fat is seen here in his pre-superstar days but does well in a somewhat sparse role.

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