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Chat sup yee ga fong hak (1973)

A group of people are crowded together in a crappy tenement slum. The place is ruled with an iron fist by its strict landlady, who along with her sleazy husband, tries to exploit their tenants in whatever way they see fit.

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writer:

Yuen Chor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shen Chan ... Brother Shum
Kuan Tai Chen
Mei Hua Chen Mei Hua Chen
Adam Cheng
Kang Cheng
Kang-Yeh Cheng
Ling Chiang
Li Ching ... Ah Heung
Miao Ching
Yuen Chor
Ping Do
Lily Ho
Sau Sun Ho Sau Sun Ho ... (as Shou-Hsun Ho)
Chin Hu
Ricky Hui ... (as Koon-Ying Hui)
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A group of people are crowded together in a crappy tenement slum. The place is ruled with an iron fist by its strict landlady, who along with her sleazy husband, tries to exploit their tenants in whatever way they see fit.

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Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

22 September 1973 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Qi shi er jia fang ke See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Narrator: Everyone has a past, whether it's good or bad. The same goes for every city. The story I'm about to tell is that of a city's past, its distant past.
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A witty comedy that will keep viewers laughing throughout...
19 October 2003 | by tetsuo916See all my reviews

Going into this film, I personally didn't know what to expect. I wasn't really expect anything great, but what I found what a witty sense of humor that was constant throughout the entire film.

Among the 72 tenants staying in an old house, turned apartment complex, each tenant had a significant role in the film. Focussing on a large cast of characters, the "72 Tenants" was very reminiscent of old comedy sketches (filled with several substories, but each relating to a larger plot).

Following common Chinese values, this movie challenged viewers to stay together in all situations, while satirically mocking authority; encouraging viewers to question society morales.. not just to believe in what they're told, but go on personal judgement.

Among the pediophile politicians, the crooked cops, and the greedy landlords... the tenants had their hands full, but always found a greater con to pull...


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