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Huo tou fu xing (1992)

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The film, to a certain extent, talks about the damage urbanization in Hong Kong, and the casualties it inflict. Bo is the owner of an old building in Hong Kong. He sublets his building to ... See full summary »

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The film, to a certain extent, talks about the damage urbanization in Hong Kong, and the casualties it inflict. Bo is the owner of an old building in Hong Kong. He sublets his building to other people, and even though they never pay rent on time, Bo still treats them like they are family. One day, Bo discovered an unconscious man who was left for dead on a street corner, and decides to take him to his place to treat his wounds. It is later discovered that the man is Lam Feng, the son of a rich property developer. Feng's relations with his father was never good, and Feng's belief that his father indirectly caused his mother's death in a fire did not help either. During his stay at Bo's place, Feng learned about hospitality and human kindness, but things are about to unravel. Feng's father had his sight set on Bo's building, and ordered his staff to do whatever it takes to force Bo to sell his property, even if it means involving the Triads. Bo refused all offers, and the Triads ... Written by Kenneth

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19 March 1992 (Hong Kong)  »

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Fo tau fok sing  »

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The building where the movie took place was an old mansion built by a rich family. The place was later converted to house a primary school. During the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong during World War II, the place was converted into a brothel. In a ironic twist, the building suffered a severe fire a few years after this movie was filmed, and was demolished. See more »

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An underrated social comedy classic.

I bought this film fearing quite a bit. After all, despite having Yuen Biao, the greatest Hong Kong actor/martial artist ever, could he really star in a film with no martial arts scenes at all? (not even one kick). Well how wrong could I be?! One thing I must mention though is an absolutely incredible stunt Yuen Biao does at the beginning of the movie. It has to be seen to be believed.

Director Ronnie Yu (a brilliant Capra-esque director, also one of the best directors in the world, but largely underrated), who directed this before directing the acclaimed The Bride with White Hair, delivered here a highly enjoyable, moving, highly underrated gem which has been virtually all but forgotten. Yuen Biao is credited as the starring role, despite the film focusing more on Leon Lai. Ng Man-Tat is the kind-hearted owner of an apartment and restaurant in a poor deprived area of Hong Kong. Yuen Biao plays his uncle (also a cook) and Leon Lai a rich kid who runs away and finds the family atmosphere of the neighbourhood much more appealing.

Director Ronnie Yu directs this film Capra-esque. Highlighting important issues such as the importance of family over money gently. Ronnie Yu also draws incredible performances from the cast especially Yuen Biao and Ng Man-Tat. However one minor quibble of the movie (spoiler) is that the third section of the movie suffers due to Yuen Biao's absence. Despite the fact he turns up about 5 minutes from the end. He is actually absent again at the end of the movie which was very disappointed but to be fair the end credits focus on Yuen Biao's character.

This film was released, in Hong Kong, at the start of 1993. Where the Hong Kong public watch 'New Year' movies highlighting mostly Chinese New Year etc. Since the film's storyline is about cooking, it immediately appealed to the Hong Kong public and deservedly so.

In a day and age of high tech and big budget movies such as the absolutely awful Pearl Harbour, this film is a breath of fresh air and almost Capra-esque film. This is a wonderful, warm-hearted, touching, gem of a Lunar New Year movie highlighted by the utterly incredible scenes of Yuen Biao preparing meals as only he can.


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