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The Way We Are (Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye) (2008)

The Way We Are (Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye) (2008)

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A woman finds it easier to come to the aid of a relative stranger than to deal with her family in this drama from Hong Kong-based director Ann Hui. Kwai (Paw Hee-ching) is a woman raising her teenage son On (Leung Chun-lung) on her own while looking after her elderly mother (Chan Lai-hing) who has been dealing with health problems. Kwai works at a produce market, and when she makes friends with Leung Foon (Chan Lai-wun), an older woman who has moved into her apartment building, she helps her get a job at the market and is eager to help her when the work gets too much for her. But while Kwai enjoys working with Leung Foon and helping her with her problems, she avoids dealing with her mother even when she's in the hospital and she has a distant relationship with On, who looks for emotional succor with a Christian worship group even though he doesn't believe in a supreme being and has little use for the advice adults give him. Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye (aka The Way We Are) was an official selection at the 2008 Tokyo Film Festival.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
Class Limited Production

Cast

Vincent Chui
as Uncle Yung
Chan Lai-Hing
as On's Grandmother
Clifton Ko
as Uncle Chuen
Chan Lai-wun
as Leung Foon
Ody Chan
as Ms. Tsui
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Audience Reviews for The Way We Are (Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye)

Is it really that great as said & being received? Not really, in my opinion. In fact, it is rather lukewarm, trivial & lack of plotline. However, its grassroots, down to earth tone & Hong Kong-oriented attitude should be highly appreciated & encouraged in conditions nowadays.

WS Wu
WS Wu

A tribute to the working class in Hong Kong, this movie shows how the lower-income class that makes up like 90% of the people there. We often see the lives of the rich and famous in the island, but this movie is a sincere picture that examines the almost mundane lifestyle of everyday workers. The movie almost works like a documentary and doesn't really use much of "movie magic" in telling a very sad and bitter sweet story. I'll say the ending is rewarding, but I don't want to give too much away.

William H.
William H.

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