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Hong Kong 1941

 

aka: Dang doi lai ming
Hong Kong 1983, 96 minutes
Dir. Po-Chi Leong
In English, Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Action/Adventure, Drama / Romance, War

Topics: Period 1940s.

 

Aroview: One of Chow Yun-Fat's early classics, this portrays the disturbing invasion of Hong Kong by the Japanese in 1941, which disrupts the dreams and plans of three friends - an unemployed actor, gangster and a sick girl. Crafting a semi-romantic narrative which uses the sickening activities of the Japanese and their Chinese collaborators as a dark backdrop, this is cunningly effective as a war melodrama, and certainly worth a look.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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