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Merry-Go-Round (2010)

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Four protagonists, two generations and two continents are interwoven in Merry-Go-Round, a grand yet intimate narrative about leaving and returning. It starts in San Francisco, where Eva ... See full summary »

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Four protagonists, two generations and two continents are interwoven in Merry-Go-Round, a grand yet intimate narrative about leaving and returning. It starts in San Francisco, where Eva works as a traditional Chinese doctor, and young, roaming Merry hears that she has leukemia. Both return to Hong Kong: Merry looks up Allen, with whom she had previously corresponded, and gets a job in the Tung-Wah guardhouse for coffins run by the grumpy Hill. Eva tries to prevent the same Allen, her cousin, from selling the family business. In the meantime, the older woman thinks back to an affair she had in the 1930s. Written by International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Very inspiring and touching
14 January 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. The pace is a little slow but it's the perfect pace for this film. Nora Miao's outstanding performance is one of the many highlights of the latest work of Yan Yan Mak and Clement Cheng. Actually, strong performances can be found in each member of the entire cast. Notably, Ella Koon gives a fine performance in her first lead role in a feature film and slips in and out of her roles of Merry and Young Eva seemingly effortlessly. These performances, a strong story, a beautiful soundtrack, along with talented directors Yan Yan Mak and Clement Cheng behind the camera make for a very inspiring and touching film.


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