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Heung Gong jai jo (1997)

Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

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To Chung-Chau, 'Moon'
Neiky Hui-Chi Yim ...
Lam Yuk-Ping, 'Ping'
Wenders Li ...
Ah-Lung, 'Sylvester' (as Wenbers Li Tung-Chuen)
Amy Tam Ka-Chuen ...
Hui Bo San, 'Susan'
Carol Lam Kit-Fong ...
Mrs. Lam, Ping's mother
Doris Yan-Wah Chow ...
Mrs. To, Moon's mother
Siu Chung ...
Ms. Lee, social worker
Tat-Yee Chan ...
Fat Chan
Wai-Chung Wu ...
Keung
Sang Chan ...
'Big Brother', Cheung Siu-Wing
Kelvin Chung ...
Doctor
Ah Ting ...
Moon's father
Jessica ...
Moon's father's current wife
Ah Wai ...
Assassin on skateboard
Ho B-Chai ...
Male student
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Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

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Originally intended to premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival but was rejected by its selectors. See more »

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A haunting, despairing film
27 February 2000 | by (Rochester, New York) – See all my reviews

Fruit Chan's debut film was seen by many in Hong Kong as a metaphor for the foreboding that gripped the colony in the years before 1997, and Chan himself has said that it is the first part of a trilogy on the handover--the second part is "The Longest Night." Metaphorical resonances aside, though, under the energetic, sometimes violent surface of "Made in China" is a film of haunting sadness and compassion. The central character, the young, jobless Autumn Moon, is proud of his ability to live by his wits; but he ends up in a world that his wits can't handle. Chan's ingenuity in making this film on a tiny budget with amateur actors is obvious, but one leaves the film overwhelmed with sadness for the lives of the characters--most of all Autumn Moon's, and his despairing inability to help the people he cares about.


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