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Where a Good Man Goes (1999)

Joi gin a long (original title)
Fresh from a prison term, a former Triad boss resides in a hotel in Macau, where he befriends its owner and her young son.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (story) (as Wai Ka Fai), Nai-Hoi Yau (screenplay) (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ching Wan Lau ... Michael Cheung (as Lau Ching Wan)
Ruby Wong ... Judy Lin
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... (as Lai Yiu Cheung)
Suet Lam ... Karl (as Lam Suet)
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... (as Raymond Wong)
Wing-Cheong Law Wing-Cheong Law
Siu-Yin Tsang Siu-Yin Tsang ... (as Tsang Siu Yin)
Wai Al ... Nightclub Owner (as Al Wai)
Wai Hung Chiu Wai Hung Chiu ... (as Chiu Wai Hung)
Ka-Sang Cheng ... (as Cheng Ka Seng)
Hui Chen Hui Chen ... (as Chan Wai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wai Ai ... Nightclub owner
Lena Wai Chan Lena Wai Chan
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Storyline

A former triad boss is just released from a Macau prison and ends up in a small inn runs by a simple and honest widow. He quickly goes back to his harsh and brutal lifestyle trying to regain his position of respect in the underworld treating everyone including the innkeeper like his servant. Though she is treated harshly, her inner strength and honesty start to work on the ex-con and when her business is threatened he tries to come to her rescue. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Portuguese

Release Date:

6 May 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Where a Good Man Goes See more »

Filming Locations:

Macau, China

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Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Some problems
20 April 2003 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

Visually, "Where A Good Man Goes" lacks the first-reel close-ups needed to connect each character with the audience. The film lacks the in-your-face close-ups needed to create a feeling of edgy intensity this director appears to be striving for.

From a distance, the viewer follows a buzz of activity. Unfortunately, most every line of English subtitling flashes on and off within the blink of an eye -- even when there is no dialog before or after. It is as if the subtitler was given a 500 second time limit for displaying subtitles but has 1800 lines of dialog. With these flashes of text, the viewer is able to perceive that something white has appeared when an actor speaks, but no one has no chance to begin reading it.

More than 10 years after the world class Wu/Yun-Fat Hong Kong masterpieces, the China's new province is still struggling to maintain any level of consistency.


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