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Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (1993)

A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart.

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Lik-Chi Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chow ... Tong Pak Foo
Li Gong ... Chen Heung
Pak-Cheung Chan ... Chuck Chi-Shan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fai-Hung Chan
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Madam Wah
Mimi Chu ... Chussy
Tiet Wo Chu
Jessica Hester Hsuan
Ying-Wai Ho Ying-Wai Ho
Vincent Kok ... Tu Chuen-Chang
Bei-Dak Lai ... Teacher
Kit Ying Lam ... Wife of Tong Pak Foo
Wai Lam ... King Ning
Kin-Yan Lee
Ka-Yan Leung ... Mo Chong-Yuen
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A scholar in search of true love. Disguising himself as a houseboy, he indentures himself to a rich family in order to pursue the ravishing servant girl who has stolen his heart. Written by Towne 3, San Jose, Ca

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 July 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Flirting Scholar See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The face and the clothing of Tu Chuen-Chang is bloody before he verifies the painting of Tong Pak Foo. When he is looking the painting, his face is clean and his clothing is not bloody. See more »

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Gong Li will always regret this movie
11 August 2000 | by dje2000See all my reviews

This is a silly, silly movie. It is no surprise, of course. Much Chinese Cinema from Hong Kong is over the top, bad Jerry Lewis type shtick. Chow Yun Fat and most Hong Kong actors paid for lunch making silliness while waiting to be discovered by serious directors.

The surprising part is Gong Li. It is excruciating to watch her obvious embarrassment being on camera with fools. She does her best to look dignified while the 'famous scholar' does Rap in traditional Chinese dynasty garb.

Story? Who cares? Anyway, it concerns a famous painter in ancient china who sees and falls in love with Gong Li. Gong Li loves the work of the painter, although for story purposes, the painter becomes a poet suddenly to make props easier to manage. He disguises himself as a pauper to become a worker in her household. The logic isn't there. Don't try. Lots of people throw up pus looking white slime every few minutes while Gong Li tries to look dignified. You get the picture.

Trying to collect all the work of Gong Li may necessitate that you own this and Chinese Box, another horrible film. Just put it on the shelf. Not too close to Jou Du, please.


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