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Yat nim mou ming (2016)

A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

Director:

Chun Wong

Writer:

Chor Hang Chan (as Florence Chan)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Yue ... Wong Sai Tung
Eric Tsang ... Wong Tai Hoi
Elaine Jin ... Lui Yuen Yung
Charmaine Fong ... Jenny Tam
Yvan Hok-Man Chan Yvan Hok-Man Chan ... Fruit Yu
Jie Shui Jie Shui ... Mrs. Yu
Bryant Ji-Lok Mak Bryant Ji-Lok Mak ... Louis
Alexander Mong Wah Chan Alexander Mong Wah Chan ... Orson
Peter Chan Peter Chan ... Nic
Siu Hin Ng ... Hin
Charis Chu ... Annie
Fengzhen Chen Fengzhen Chen ... Landlady
Kit Hing Tsang Kit Hing Tsang ... Pauline
Lok San Mak Lok San Mak ... Old Man (as Lok Sun Mak)
Edmond Wai-Ho Kok Edmond Wai-Ho Kok ... Dr. Chan
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A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 March 2017 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad World See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Budget:

$257,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Official submission of Hong Kong for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 90th Academy Awards in 2018. See more »

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Important topic, cathartic approach
16 April 2017 | by lexfioriSee all my reviews

If you have a taste for natural light, crying a lot, and excellently genuine (genuinely excellent) screen writing, this is your movie. Though much of the acclaim I've read by online critics is the realism with which mental illness is treated, it heaps some of the most alienating societal abuses of the mentally ill on one person for full effect, short of failure of the justice sytem. Is that realism? Perhaps not, but it has a powerful political/moral point. The result of this is an almost over sweet tearjerker, but I honestly can not decide whether I am amazed that one movie revealed a seemingly unending store of emotion in me, or whether I am disappointed by Chor Hang Chan's reliance on that catharsis. I would go with the former. Outside of borderline cloying revelations, there are some dark and unforgiving moments, and some genuinely humorous ones, acknowledging that redemption is not the only frame for the issue at hand. The performance by Shawn Yue is well in character, drab and passionate at the right moments. And Chun Wong can definitely be relied upon as a director.

And if you watch it for nothing else, the kid is incredibly adorable.


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