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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:R18+ | 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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top rate production values but lacking in story line, 29 October 2006
Author: widescreenguy from London Canada

I must have missed something when I watched this one because despite having some excellent poetic and dramatic moments, there weren't enough to put it over the top.

Hong Kong filmmakers have thankfully put the run run shaw cookie cutter chop sockie days behind them and this was one of the 1st full breaks from that gender. the growing pains show however, just something lacking. there weren't very many Japanese either despite the title.

I've been to Hong Kong twice and there are places you can *still* see the pockmarks from where the bullets hit in the December 1941 invasion. the same month as pearl harbour bombing so the Japanese were being very aggressive. thats what I expected instead it was just a backdrop to a romance drama. I wish they would spell it out on the DVD box !!!

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