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My Name Is Fame (2006)

Wo yao cheng ming (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 1 September 2006 (Hong Kong)
Fai, a talented actor who has won the Best New Artist of the Hong Kong Film Awards and always plays leading roles in television, is an arrogant guy who does not cherish the opportunities ... See full summary »

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Lawrence Ah Mon
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ching Wan Lau ... Fai
Siyan Huo ... Fei (as Huo Si-Yan)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheuk-Kei Chan Cheuk-Kei Chan ... Production manager
Fruit Chan
Gordon Chan ... Himself
Ekin Cheng ... Himself
Leung Chun 'Samson' Chiu Leung Chun 'Samson' Chiu
Calvin Choi Calvin Choi
Remus Choi Remus Choi
Niki Chow
Vincent Chui Vincent Chui
Henry Fong
Ann Hui ... Film Director
Elena Kong
Hon Kong
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Storyline

Fai, a talented actor who has won the Best New Artist of the Hong Kong Film Awards and always plays leading roles in television, is an arrogant guy who does not cherish the opportunities given to him. As he keeps on criticizing his co-workers, his career and popularity gradually deteriorates. He is not offered leading roles anymore and has to take the parts of villains and rapers. Finally, he has even lost his job in the TV station. Fai becomes extremely depressed, but a twist of fate makes him become an agent for extras. As Fai gives pointers to a young girl named Fei, who truly loves acting, he regains his own enthusiasm towards acting and life. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

My Name Is Fame See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Inside joke: While watching seasoned actor Fai (played by Lau Ching-wan) appears in a film award ceremony as a nominee of Best Supporting Actor, a friend of him quips, "He should be the next one in the queue who wins an award." In real life, Lau Ching-wan has been widely hailed as a character actor and yet he failed to win any film award prior to this film albeit being nominated for Hong Kong Film Awards for six times. He has finally won one for his performance in this film. See more »

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Good Film Worth Catching
26 May 2007 | by sheilaemailSee all my reviews

I live in the San Francisco area, and there are many foreign-language stations here. I happened to be flipping channels when I started watching the start of this film, and was hooked. It had English subtitles, so I could actually follow the story. It's a very fun, moving film in the vein of other movies about movie-making, such as Truffaut's "Day for Night." The two leads make a romantic odd couple, but are both compelling. Well worth watching if you see it in your local TV listings, or if you find it for rent at the video store. It's very well photographed and reasonably well-written. It's a relationship movie, not martial arts, as many Chinese films that Westerners like to watch. But it's very insightful, and shows how the ups and downs of human relationships are universal. Also, the routines and conventions of film-making. Anyone could enjoy this film.


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