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Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye (2008)

"The Way We Are" tells the story of a hardworking, widowed, single mother (Mrs. Cheung) and her teenage son (Ka-on) living in the troubled housing estate of Tinshuiwai, a suburb regularly featured in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Director:

Ann Hui

Writer:

Shiu-wa Lou (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hee Ching Paw ... Mrs. Cheung
Chun-lung Leung Chun-lung Leung ... Cheung Ka-on
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheuk Man Au Cheuk Man Au ... Mr. Chow
Idy Chan Idy Chan ... Ms Tsui
Lai Hing Chan Lai Hing Chan ... Ka-on's grandma
Lai-wun Chan Lai-wun Chan ... Granny Leung Foon
Vincent Chui Vincent Chui ... Uncle Yung
Yo Yo Fong Yo Yo Fong ... Yee
Clifton Ko Clifton Ko ... Uncle Chuen
Ho-Yin Lo Ho-Yin Lo ... Viagra
Suet-Yee Ma Suet-Yee Ma
Ming-Hung Yuen Ming-Hung Yuen
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"The Way We Are" tells the story of a hardworking, widowed, single mother (Mrs. Cheung) and her teenage son (Ka-on) living in the troubled housing estate of Tinshuiwai, a suburb regularly featured in the news for all the wrong reasons.

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Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

17 July 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Tacy jestesmy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Simplicity
31 August 2011 | by ngancilSee all my reviews

If you want to watch movies about special effects, explosives here & there or whatever, go rent Ironman or Transformers, this is Ann Hui's The Way We Are, some of you may complain of boredom, with the lack of pace in the story flow, I didn't, I wept.

What amazes me the most is it's simplicity, their daily lives, activities, family problems, those things that you might encounter everyday, & how to cherish them. You don't need to be an alien to become interested in this movie, if you feel bored, then this movie is definitely not for you.

I praise Ann's bravery in doing a film about our problems in life, especially in families, & she made me realize there is so much things in life than just fancy, branded goods & not to become enslaved by them.


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