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The Longest Summer (1998)

Hui nin yin fa dak bit doh (original title)
It is July 1st of 1997, and Hong Kong is bright in celebration. The United Kingdom handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China leaves Ga Yin, and his fellow soldiers without ... See full summary »

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Fruit Chan

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Fruit Chan
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Credited cast:
Robby Cheung Robby Cheung
Tak-Man Fong Tak-Man Fong ... Gangster
Tony Ho ... Ga Yin
Jo Kuk ... Jane
Gary Lai Gary Lai
Bobby Lam Bobby Lam
Lei Lee Lei Lee
Sam Lee ... Ga Suen
Ka-Yue Leung Ka-Yue Leung ... Bobby's daughter
Wilson Ng Wilson Ng
Yik Wai Pang Yik Wai Pang
Wai Yiu Yung Wai Yiu Yung
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It is July 1st of 1997, and Hong Kong is bright in celebration. The United Kingdom handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China leaves Ga Yin, and his fellow soldiers without work. Which leads them to find employment and money any way they can get it. Without much success, Ga Yin decides to join his brother Ga Suen in the triad gang world. Written by Jason Gervais

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An excellent film following the life of an unemployed marine leading up to the change over of Hong Kong
7 October 1999 | by arlkjSee all my reviews

The film is centred around the transition of Hong Kong from a British possession back to China. It follows the life of an ex-marine whose unit is disbanded three months before the change over. Unable to find a job, he joins his brother working for a crime boss as a driver. Unsatisfied with their lot in life, the brothers and some ex-marine friends plot to rob a bank where one of the ex-marines is working as a guard. The robbery goes tragically wrong when they come across another group of (somewhat more violent) robbers. The rest of the film, which includes the change over, follows the events that unfold after the robbery. Although the film has a very dark and sad edge to it, there are sporadic and on-going light moments provided by various tertiary characters. All up, an excellent film well worth hunting down.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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