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Besieged City (2008)

Wai sing (original title)
Ling-Kit HO is just like one of many other students in Tin Shui Wai. However, he is a lot more hard-working than all the others as he wants to get away from this besieged city. Apart from ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Lawrence Ah Mon

Writers:

Chucky Kom (screenplay), Tak-shun Leung (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Cheuk-Kei Chan Cheuk-Kei Chan ... Keith
Dada Chan ... Ceci
Soi Cheang ... (as Pou-Soi Cheang)
Jonathan Wing Hong Cheung Jonathan Wing Hong Cheung ... Chu Hin
Joman Chiang ... Yee-wah
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ... Block
Yat-Sing Lee Yat-Sing Lee ... Woody
Pui-Yee Leung Pui-Yee Leung ... Mother
Tak-po Tang Tak-po Tang ... Ho Ling-kit
Hau-yan Wong Hau-yan Wong ... Panadol
Yat-ho Wong Yat-ho Wong ... Ho Chun-kit
Shirley Sau-Lan Yung Shirley Sau-Lan Yung
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Ling-Kit HO is just like one of many other students in Tin Shui Wai. However, he is a lot more hard-working than all the others as he wants to get away from this besieged city. Apart from his study, he is indifferent to everything because he comes from a defunct family. Having to take care of his mentally-ill mother, Ling Kit is also forced to face his Dad a heavy drunker and a heavy gambler. His younger brother Chun-Kit has left the family for years. At that time, Chun-Kit was heavily bullied by his classmates in school and he was always beaten by his drunken father. Being the elder brother, however, Ling-Kit did not protect Chun-Kit from being beaten so Chun-Kit left in great panic.

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Drama

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The wonderful portrait of the young people
26 November 2008 | by dswmovieSee all my reviews

Is that true if Lawrence said it was hopeless in the shaggy estate like in the film. It can be true if we turn an blind eye to it. Ling Kit hated to hear the evil around him. He wanted to live in peace, especially when he see the evil at home. What a father he followed. A gambler would never blamed things on himself because it was his younger son that talked to him at the wrong time when he thought he would win a billion. The question is he could be a good father, right? I didn't think he would. He set up a bad example to his sons. Ling knew he was became a victims if he said his father was wrong. In Chinese society, they have to agree with their parents.

Moreover, his mother still keep the mouth shut. How can he start to complain about that? the younger one complained that it was late to say sorry but he did not know that earlier.

The misunderstanding and great expectations from us to others ruins everything one day. The destruction builds up because we live only by our beliefs, not the actually loving half of us all.

Youth is a bit of fool but sometimes I don't pity Hoi Kit because he was much deeply into "not wanna let you care" thing. He blamed Ling Kit on not stopping the abuse. He didn't know that it was putting his brother in dilemma soon.

All we have something not desired to let others know. It soon would become our problem because we believe we would hurt if we mentioned to others. It is foolish to think like that.

Lawrence made you think of things that you don't even wanted to think, especially in the time of entertainment. It is not a farce but a undeniable fact that you and I could witness every day. If the writers takes the wrong way, it would become a typical melodrama but now it goes so well and remarkable, the most important thing is the great cast, they make it a lively performance, without making it into just another film that pleased all.

I will recommend to those that in favor learning of human mind to see this masterpiece. It will be worthwhile if you dare to care more about the people around you, even though they seem to be cold actually. All they need is love, that is all.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1 May 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,976
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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