Xianggang zhizao (Made in Hong Kong) (1997)




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This $80,000 Hong Kong street-punk drama focuses on young tough Chung-chau (Sam Lee) and his slow-witted sidekick Sylvester (Wenbers Li). Sylvester finds blood-covered letters near the body of a suicide victim, schoolgirl Susan (Amy Tam). Chung-chau feels possessed by her spirit and delivers the letters. Chung-chau falls for 16-year-old Ping (Neiky Yim), and when she vanishes, he goes over the edge, agreeing to carry out a killing for his boss, Wing. Winner of a special jury prize at the 1997 Locarno Film Festival, it was also shown at the 1997 Vancouver Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Xianggang zhizao (Made in Hong Kong)

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Made in Hong Kong forms the first part of Fruit Chan Gor's "1997 Trilogy", and is shot with a rawness and urgency that would in time become the writer-director's signature.

Jun 26, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Xianggang zhizao (Made in Hong Kong)


an interesting teenage gangster flick that was fruit chan's debut, shot on film reel ends he had collected to save costs. amateur actors do a good job here, especially sam lee, who's since made a career in hong kong based films. he projects a dangerous charm and sense of humor in what could have been an unrelievedly grim watch

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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Hong Kong ganster film by first time director. Autumn Moon is a young debt-collecting low-level triad member in a city full of them. Half insensitive volatile youth, half thoughtful teenager he argues with his mother, protects his slow friend, hangs out with a neighbouring girl, threatens debtors with his gun and generally muddles along in that way that people do when they don't know where they're going but hope they get there someday anyway. It's a low budget film but it doesn't show, because there's so much freshness and life in it. HIghly recommended for those who like their teenage gangster films with a mix of tenderness and toughness.

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