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Seelai ng yi cho (2006)

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Credited cast:
Kristal Tin ...
Mrs. Wong
Shirley Yim ...
Mrs. Lee (as Sydney)
Amy Chum ...
Mrs. Chan (as Yan-mei Tam)
Monie Tung ...
Cherry
Pasha Umer Hood ...
Pasha
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Mr. Wong
Ken Tong ...
Mr. Lee
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Adili
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Cameo (as Chi Chung Lam)
Jonathan Wing Hong Cheung ...
Ken (as Wing-Hong Cheung)
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Moon Moon Chan ...
4th daughter of Wongs
Fung-Ming Kong
Ho Lee ...
Little boy
Suk-Fun Leung ...
Tai Chi student
Niro Chung-Pan Suen ...
Adili's waiter
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9 November 2006 (Hong Kong)  »

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My Mother Is a Belly Dancer  »

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Simple but wonderful
3 October 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

The opening film of the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.

I really enjoyed this film, it is witty, touching and heart-warming. The film tells the story of a group of women living in a public housing estate in Hong Kong, all with various difficulties in their lives; being a young single parent, having a cheating husband, unemployment, a disrespectful husband and son etc. They find release from their worries through learning belly-dancing despite the disapproval of families and the community.

Although it doesn't sound like much from that description the simple story is wonderfully told with excellent performances all-round and an effective mix of humour and emotion. It shows ordinary life in a Hong Kong housing estate in a realistic way without being a dry social documentary, on the contrary it is an engaging and heartfelt drama. For me the camera-work is spot-on, giving visual interest without being unnecessarily flashy.

There is also an amusing cameo from producer Andy Lau as a restaurant owner.

Highly recommended, one of the best films of 2006 so far IMHO.


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