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Hong Kong 1941 (1984)

Dang doi lai ming (original title)
Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, ... See full summary »

Director:

Po-Chih Leong

Writer:

Koon-Chung Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Yip Kim Fay (as Chow Yun Fat)
Cecilia Yip ... Han Yuk Nam
Alex Man ... Wong Hak Keung
Kien Shih ... Chung Shin
Wu Ma ... Chairman Liu Yan-Mau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chun ... Sergeant Fa Wing
Feng Ku ... Shui
Billy Lau ... Factory Foreman
Yun-Chiang Peng
Chien Yu
Sai-Kit Yung ... General Kanezawa
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Storyline

Years later, a woman narrates her personal story of the Japanese takeover of Hong Kong in 1941. She's Nam, young, attractive, daughter of a wealthy rice merchant, and prey to painful, disabling seizures. Her boyhood friend is Coolie Keung, whose family used to have wealth; he's now impoverished, a tough kid, a leader, in love with her. Into the mix steps Fay, cool and resourceful, an actor from the north, intent on getting to Gold Mountain in the US or Australia. They form a threesome, but the day they are to leave Hong Kong, the invasion stops them. Fay must rescue Keung from collaborators, Nam falls in love with Fay, and danger awaits their next attempt to escape. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Action | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Japanese

Release Date:

2 November 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Waiting for Dawn See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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top rate production values but lacking in story line
29 October 2006 | by widescreenguySee all my reviews

I must have missed something when I watched this one because despite having some excellent poetic and dramatic moments, there weren't enough to put it over the top.

Hong Kong filmmakers have thankfully put the run run shaw cookie cutter chop sockie days behind them and this was one of the 1st full breaks from that gender. the growing pains show however, just something lacking. there weren't very many Japanese either despite the title.

I've been to Hong Kong twice and there are places you can *still* see the pockmarks from where the bullets hit in the December 1941 invasion. the same month as pearl harbour bombing so the Japanese were being very aggressive. thats what I expected instead it was just a backdrop to a romance drama. I wish they would spell it out on the DVD box !!!


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