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Ordinary Heroes (1999)

Qian yan wan yu (original title)
Ordinary Heroes is a 1999 Cantonese-language film directed by Ann Hui. It was co-produced by Hong Kong and China. It concerns social reform activists in Hong Kong. The film's Chinese title ... See full synopsis »

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Ann Hui

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Kin Chung Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-sheng Lee ... Tung
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Peter Kam
Kwan-Ho Tse ... Yau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mo-Chan Chik Mo-Chan Chik
Chau Sang Lau ... Chuen
Chi-Man Lee Chi-Man Lee
Gam-Ming Lee Gam-Ming Lee
Kim-yu Lee Kim-yu Lee ... Sow
Loletta Lee ... Sow (as Rachel Lee)
Hee Ching Paw ... Tung's mother
Kar Fai Wong Kar Fai Wong ... Reporter
Pui-Wah Wong Pui-Wah Wong
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Ordinary Heroes is a 1999 Cantonese-language film directed by Ann Hui. It was co-produced by Hong Kong and China. It concerns social reform activists in Hong Kong. The film's Chinese title refers to a popular song by Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng.

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

10 April 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Color
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The original Chinese title and the harmonica song often repeated in the movie refers to one of Teresa Teng's most famous tunes. See more »

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A sincere and stimulating movie for everyone who still cares about Hong Kong or social movements
15 April 1999 | by rae-9See all my reviews

I saw the movie at the opening of HK Int'l Film Festival. The movie seems to be documentary to me, which makes me a bit worry for its box in HK. It's a sincere movie about the social movements in HK -- something missed out from most ordinary people. Without disguise, the stories of "ordinary heroes" are being told. Just ordinary enough stories but the era and the sentiments involved fades in and out... just as the Chinese title: plenty of words... not knowing when to start the conversation, and this "means" more than the movie itself.


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