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After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chow Cheung-sheng
... Lee Yuk-lin (as Charlie Young)
Ian Iskandar Gouw ... Lok Yun
... Fong
... Ha Je (as Hai Lu Qin)
... Jennifer
... Chow Lok-yun - young adult
Kam Weng Mok
Yee Swee Tam
Wai Chang ... (as Kong Heen Chang)
Guai Yuen Mak
Chit-Man Chan ... Strong Man (as Lester Chan)
Jun Hoe Thai
Allen Lin ... Sick boy's father (as Yi Lun Lin)
... School bus driver
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After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

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30 November 2006 (Hong Kong)  »

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After This Our Exile  »

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Referenced in Lik goo lik goo dui dui pong (2007) See more »

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Leave Myself
Composed by Diane Chen
Lyrics by Kwan
Performed by Naiwen Yang
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Soap Opera from Malaysia
29 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Except for the intrusive music which felt like a none too subtle attempt to evoke the sought-after emotion, this was a passable tear-jerker with a bit of sex and comedy. The music was particularly jarring because the solo piano was so much more foreground rather than background, and the distinctly European sound clashed with the tropical Southeast Asian visuals on the screen. To my Western tuned ear, the lack of strings kept the tears, which were yearning to be released, from emerging.

The "feel" of the picture was very Malaysian even though the story revolved around mostly ethnic Chinese characters. The interior and exterior shots as well as the scenes showing dining/food added to the "flavor" of the film. (Please, forgive the pun.)

Worth seeing? Maybe for a rainy afternoon or a soap opera addict. It is a tad too long and could easily be pared another 30min. I can hardly imagine watching the original version - still, I know people watching a continuing soap opera after 20yrs.


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