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Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)

Sui yuet san tau (original title)
The ups and downs of a Hong Kong family and their shoe shop as seen through the eyes of their eccentric eight-year-old son.

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Mr. Law
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Mrs. Law
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Desmond Law / Big Ears (as a teenager) (as Aarif)
Buzz Chung ...
Big Ears
Paul Chun ...
Big Uncle - barber (as Paul Chiang)
Evelyn Choi ...
Flora Liu
Ping Ha ...
Grandma (as Teresa Loo)
Vincent Kok ...
Mr. Ho, the tailor (Guest star)
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Miss Chan - Big Ears' teacher (guest star)
Lawrence Ah Mon ...
Goldfish Seller (as Lawrence Lau)
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ...
Doctor (guest star)
Clifton Ko ...
Customer with three kids (guest star)
Chun-Sau Ha ...
Mrs. Law's Father (Guest star) (as Ng Kam Chuen)
King-Cheong Lung ...
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Tina Lau ...
Flora's mom (Guest star) (as Tina Liu)
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The ups and downs of a Hong Kong family and their shoe shop as seen through the eyes of their eccentric eight-year-old son.

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Wing Lee Street, the setting and filming location had been subjected to a redevelopment plan despite objections by the locals as the street; however its success at the Berlin International Film Festival ensured the wishes of the protesters as the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), who proposed the redevelopment abandoned the plan. See more »

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Thanks for the memories, Alex & Mabel !
11 March 2010 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I was surprised that this film won an award at an international film festival. I am not being racist, being a Hong Kong person myself. I didn't know that Westerners would appreciate the charm and quaintness of "unspoilt" urban Hong Kong.

This film is so full of 60s old Hong Kong flavour, that it will certainly churn up collective memories of old timers like myself. The street scenes coupled with all the other little bits and pieces of prop were so authentic that one could hear "ooohs" and "aaahs" from the audience. It was really heart-warming to see (and remember) that family closeness once existed in "ancient" times.

Being a woman, I was prepared that this would be chick-flick with a lot of tear jerking scenes, because I read a bit of blurb about the story. Fortunately, the whole movie is not all teary -- there were a lot of comical moments at the start, especially from the young star. (However, I just dislike his brawling scenes, which I found unusual for a boy of 8 years young.)

Overall, I would say this film is a "should watch", especially for locals -- to support the local film industry and to reminiscence old times.


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