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The Bare-Footed Kid (1993)

Chik geuk siu ji (original title)
A poor barefoot young man from the country arrives in the city to start work with the friend of his dead father, a manager at a dyeing workshop who is trained in Kung-Fu but has retired ... See full summary »

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Johnnie To, Patrick Leung (co-director) | 1 more credit »

Writer:

Nai-Hoi Yau
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aaron Kwok ... Kuan
Maggie Cheung ... Proprietess
Lung Ti ... Tuan
Chien-Lien Wu ... Lien
Kenneth Tsang ... Ke
Paul Chun ... Teacher Hua
Siu-Fai Cheung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man-Ho Chan Man-Ho Chan ... Cobbler
Min-Leung Chan Min-Leung Chan ... Chen
Tiet Wo Chu
Keung-Kuen Lai Keung-Kuen Lai ... Soldier
Yat-Fei Wong ... Kwai
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A poor barefoot young man from the country arrives in the city to start work with the friend of his dead father, a manager at a dyeing workshop who is trained in Kung-Fu but has retired form the world of martial arts. The dye shop is owned by a kind woman who is being pressured by a local strongman who is trying to steal her family secrets for his own workshop. When the workshop is burnt down the barefoot kid decides to fight back using his impressive kung-fu skills, but just invites further trouble. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

3 April 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A mezítlábas kölyök See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Remake of Hong quan xiao zi (1975) See more »

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Bare(footing) it all
1 April 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This remindes me of the Shaw Brothers classics or generally the movies from the 80s. There's a lot of characters a lot of deception, a lot of development ... and a lot of fighting too. Some may seem ridiculous but overall this is just good fun, if you let it to be that is.

I'm surprised by the level of violence or rather the display of blood we see. While there is lightness and fun, there also always consequences. You might find that weird and you may not enjoy that balance act, but overall I would argue it works. And having someone like Johnnie To at the helm helps a lot. He may have turned his back on these Martial Arts movies and gone for movies set in recent times but you can see he knew what he was doing in this one too. Characters may seem to have issues with decision finding (or finding their moral compass/radar) but how would it work otherwise ... also really melodramatic .. but that doesn't have to be a bad thing ...


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