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Xilu xiang (1999)

In 1997, Little Cheung is a street-wise nine-year-old boy living in a bustling neighbourhood of Hong Kong, just before the reunification with China. His parents are always working at their ... See full summary »

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Fruit Chan

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Fruit Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuet-Ming Yiu Yuet-Ming Yiu ... Little Cheung
Wai-Fan Mak Wai-Fan Mak ... Fan
Yuet-Man Mak Yuet-Man Mak ... Man, Fan's little sister
Robby Robby ... David
Sun-yau Chu Sun-yau Chu ... Grandma
Gary Lai Gary Lai ... Mr. Gin
Teoh Chang Teoh Chang ... Kenny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Armi Andres Armi Andres ... Armi, the maid
Chum-Yuk Chuen Chum-Yuk Chuen ... (as Angela Thuen)
Wai Yiu Yung Wai Yiu Yung
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In 1997, Little Cheung is a street-wise nine-year-old boy living in a bustling neighbourhood of Hong Kong, just before the reunification with China. His parents are always working at their restaurant, so Little Cheung becomes much closer to his grandmother and her Filipino maid Armi. Little Cheung befriends Fan, a girl his age who is an illegal immigrant from China. He splits his tips with her when she helps him deliver take-outs for his father. The pair have some amusing adventures, and delight in peeing in the drinks of a troublesome thug. Against his father's will, Little Cheung starts searching for his older brother, whom his father disowned because he became a gangster. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 December 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Cheung See more »

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Meteor Independent,NHK See more »
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Remake of Xi lu xiang (1950) See more »

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Great movie
31 August 2000 | by Reelboy-2See all my reviews

A brilliant portrayal of a family living in Honk Kong slums. Evolving around the central character of a nine-year-old boy, the director shamelessly displays the hardships of these real people. Their values, their dreams.


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