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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.

Director:

Patrick Tam

Writers:

Kai-Leong Tian (screenplay) (as Koi Leong Tian), Patrick Tam (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Chow Cheung-sheng
Charlie Yeung ... Lee Yuk-lin (as Charlie Young)
Ian Iskandar Gouw Ian Iskandar Gouw ... Lok Yun
Kelly Lin ... Fong
Hailu Qin ... Ha Je (as Hai Lu Qin)
Valen Hsu ... Jennifer
Tien You Chui ... Chow Lok-yun - young adult
Kam Weng Mok Kam Weng Mok
Yee Swee Tam Yee Swee Tam
Wai Chang Wai Chang ... (as Kong Heen Chang)
Guai Yuen Mak Guai Yuen Mak
Chit-Man Chan Chit-Man Chan ... Strong Man (as Lester Chan)
Jun Hoe Thai Jun Hoe Thai
Allen Lin Allen Lin ... Sick boy's father (as Yi Lun Lin)
Hao Qin ... 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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

After This Our Exile See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

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Budget:

HKD 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Leave Myself
Composed by Diane Chen
Lyrics by Kwan
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Great ending makes this film great
5 January 2009 | by karlweb2002See all my reviews

This movie is not a social criticism, not a social realism, not a naturalism, not about family value or any moral lessons concerning raising a child or being a parent. The movie says one thing: even the biological father-son relationship is contingent and fragile. The love and bond between the father and the son cannot hold the relationship when it is impossible or too painful for them to continue the relationship. The father, mother and the son love each other, but apparently it is the best for them to go separate ways. In the end they all have their own happy life (maybe with some regrets)and their own (new) families. Father-son relation is just like relation between two lovers. If it cannot work out, it would be better just to break up and start anew. That is a very potent (unnerving for some) message of this movie. It is about modern relationship. The whole movie comes down to the surprised ending, which transforms your perspective and gives this movie a different light.


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