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A Jin de gu shi (1996)

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A few years in the life of Ah Kam, starting with her joining action director Master Tung's team of regulars.

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Stars: Michelle Yeoh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ah Kam
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Chief Tung
Ken Lo ...
Ah Long
Hoi Mang ...
Copy (as Hoi Man)
Micheal Lam ...
Long Hair
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Whacko
Paco Yick ...
Wah
Fai Chan ...
Chan
Crystal Kwok ...
Roomate
Rain Lau ...
Scarlet
Jimmy Ga Lok Wong ...
Sam (as Jimmy Wong)
Kent Cheng ...
Richard Ng ...
Detective
Satoshi Okada ...
Sam / Braided Chan - Evil
Damian Lau ...
Lawyer
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A study of the career of Ah Kam, the plot is divided into three sub-plots. The first is a behind-the-scenes look at a stunt company. Ah Kam progresses from stunt extra to action director under the tutelage of, and then with growing independence from, director Master Tung. In chapter two, Ah Kam falls in love with a rich playboy businessman. Ah Kam is downgraded into playing a fancy-coiffed karaoke club hostess and a male adornment. And then she meets her replacement adornment. Chapter three is a wild triad. Written by <ssrich@cityu.edu.hk>

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10 October 1996 (Hong Kong)  »

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Michelle Yeoh suffered a serious injury when she misjudged an 18-foot jump from a bridge onto a truck. She fractured a vertebra and was in traction for a month. See more »

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Yeoh is Superb -- the film, a flawed masterpiece
22 June 2000 | by (Washington Crossing, PA) – See all my reviews

The film tries too hard. It tries to be a behind the scenes look at Hong Kong action film making. And a thriller. And a love story. It also intends to give Michelle Yeoh a chance to play three very different aspects of the same woman. The film spends not enough time on the first theme and too much on the others.

That said, it is an extremely effective little film And more important: it gives Michelle Yeoh the chance to do some of the best acting of her career. She creates a wonderfully complete and charming character as a stunt double getting her big break.

The woman she plays is, especially in the first third, different from anything you have seen her do before. It proves that she is one of the greatest living actresses -- and not just in action films.


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