6.6/10
105
3 user 3 critic

Seelai ng yi cho (2006)

Reviews
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China.

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung
Stars: Andy Lau, Ahn Sung-ki, Zhiwen Wang
Hing dai (2007)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Sung Kee Chiu
Stars: Zhiwen Wang, Yi Huang, Rongguang Yu
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, Chao Deng, Carina Lau
Hon zin (2012)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The police department has long been untouchable until tonight when hijackers kidnap 5 highly trained officers. Cryptic messages from the hijackers expose a mole within the task force.

Directors: Lok Man Leung, Kim-Ching Luk
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Charlie Yeung
Firestorm (2013)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches. A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Yuen
Stars: Chen Yao, Ka Tung Lam, Andy Lau
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mr. Wu, a Hong Kong movie star, is kidnapped by four unpredictable criminals disguised as police officers. Will he get rescued?

Director: Ding Sheng
Stars: Andy Lau, Ye Liu, Qianyuan Wang
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A cop travels back in time to take on a corporation that's out to eliminate a doctor who has created a new technology which can break up the monopoly on a energy resources.

Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Andy Lau, Barbie Hsu, Bingbing Fan
Gong woo (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters. Despite the fact that he is not sure of his decision, word gets out fast and now,... See full summary »

Director: Ching-Po Wong
Stars: Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Shawn Yue
Daai zek lou (2003)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung
Man tam (2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Tao Guo
Am zin (1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Jing Wong
Stars: Pak-Cheung Chan, Nick Cheung, David Chiang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Mrs. Wong
Shirley Yim ...
Mrs. Lee (as Sydney)
Amy Chum ...
Mrs. Chan (as Yan-mei Tam)
Monie Tung ...
Cherry
Pasha Umer Hood ...
Pasha
...
Mr. Wong
Ken Tong ...
Mr. Lee
...
Adili
...
Cameo (as Chi Chung Lam)
Jonathan Wing Hong Cheung ...
Ken (as Wing-Hong Cheung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

My Mother Is a Belly Dancer  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Nutshell Review: My Mother is a Belly Dancer
30 January 2007 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

My Mother is a Belly Dancer is the last in the series of the FOCUS: First Cuts project, and to my surprise, it's my favourite of the lot, beating Crazy Stone, one of my movies of the year 2006! It's no secret that I dig dance movies, but this one is not the usual flick filled with teen angst and such. It has a lot more gravitas to it, and contains characters that you actually care for, with universal themes which makes it easier to reach out to audiences.

Belly dancing is getting popular amongst the dance crowd in Singapore. It's sensual, with those shoulder shimmies and belly twists, and contains moves that will probably give those abs a fabulous workout. It's a traditional dance, and no doubt with its sensuousness, it takes a little getting used to, especially for local Asian women who are generally shy to expose that midriff and shake that booty. (Clarification: I think younger women have no qualms, but the movie's focus is on the "auntie crowd")

Set in a residential estate, the film looks into the lives of 4 women, and how dance, in particular the belly dance, helped to develop them into stronger women, from the traditional demure roles into independent womanhood. We actually look at mums of different ages and backgrounds, such as a housewife who gains no respect from her husband nor her kid son, a single, young mother, a fruit seller whose husband she suspects is having an affair, and finally, a rubbish collector whose facing problems with feeding her large family of kids given her husband's inability to hold down a well paying job.

Before you scream in disgust that this is typical women-power stuff, I'd like to assure that it actually has a lot of heart, and that's what made this movie so enjoyable. It's about finding strength and the acceptance of reality. It's about assertion and moving on. Each woman face their own unique problems in their lives, and by coming together in the dance class, they form a strong bond with one another, especially when the dance class itself face discrimination from the more traditional, uptight older womenfolk who view it as immoral and slutty. Their problems and challenges in their personal lives run viz-a-viz the issues of keeping their class alive, and by saving their class and keeping their spirits alive, they too subconsciously experience a change in their character.

The lead actresses, though not frequently seen in movies these days, all put up commendable performances, even though some of their characters start off in a one- dimensional manner. They added believability with their earnest portrayals of women facing problems, and who turn out for the better when they discover new strength during their dance sessions, and through the forging of new bonds. Andy Lau returns to lend some star power in the movie, as with most of the other FOCUS: First Cuts project films. Here, he cameos as the owner of a middle eastern bar, where women congregate and share their love for belly dancing.

So just what exactly is happiness? That's what the movie seeks to explore, and presents at the same time, the common viewpoints of family live as seen through different eyes, in different forms, under different circumstances.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?