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Always Be with You (2017)

Seung joi nei jor yau (original title)
David, a taxi driver who is diagnosed with cancer, kills hotel owner Patrick in a car accident. Patrick's girlfriend Yu-xin then takes over his hotel by the lake which is later haunted by serial suicidal accidents.

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Herman Yau

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Herman Yau
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Credited cast:
Julian Cheung ... David
Louis Koo ... Sam
Charmaine Sheh ... A-si
Ka Tung Lam ... Zhiqiang
Charlene Choi ... Yuxin
Alex Tak-Shun Lam ... Patrick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiaotong Guan ... Cosmetic doctor
Elena Kong ... Doctor
Suet Lam ... Record Owner
Lan Law ... Taoist
Heidi Lee Heidi Lee ... Jamie
Ava Liu Ava Liu ... Xiao-Hong (as Ava Yu)
King-Tan Yuen ... Record Owner's Wife
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David a taxi driver who is doomed with cancer kills hotel owner Patrick in car accident, then Patrick's girl friend takes over his hotel by the lake in Hong Kong. Where is haunted by serial suicidal accidents. The car accident which combined with suicidal act by a girl Xiao-Hong also instigates pick pocket, Zhi-qiang, police Sam's spooky incidents. Written by Ryota Nakanishi

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Horror | Thriller

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Always Be With You is made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Troublesome Night series which began in 1997. See more »

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Very mediocre movie that was lacking horror elements...
27 April 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I enjoy horror and Cantonese cinema, so of course I would sit down to watch "Always Be With You" (aka "Seung joi nei for yau") when I happened to get the chance in 2020. Granted, I hadn't even heard about this 2017 movie from writer and director Herman Yau before I had a chance to sit down and watch it physically.

But with a cast that includes well-establish Hong Kong actors and actresses like Louis Koo, Charlene Choi, Charmaine Sheh, Suet Lam, Ka Tung Lam and horror veteran Lan Law, what was not to like?

The movie does start out well enough being interesting and offering lots of interesting things for the audience, but then along halfway through the movie it starts to lose its moment, and towards the end it was just like "isn't the movie soon finished?". The movie's story is somewhat strange and chaotic, seeming to have very little red thread throughout it. It was predictable, unfortunately.

While the actors and actresses were performing well enough, they just suffered terribly from the lack of a properly interesting script and storyline. This ultimately sent the movie into mediocrity for me.

While "Always Be With You" is listed as a horror and thriller, I will say that if you sit down to watch it for the horror aspect, like I did, you will be sorely disappointed, because there was very little horror to be found in the movie. It should be listed more of a supernatural thriller, not a horror thriller.

I am rating "Always Be With You" a mediocre five out of ten stars. While it was watchable, this is not a movie that warrants a second viewing. Nor is it a movie that displays the best performance of any of the casted actors and actresses. I have now watched it once, and can honestly say that I will not be returning to watch it a second time.


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Release Date:

26 October 2017 (Hong Kong) See more »

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