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Heung Gong jai jo AKA Made in Hong Kong (1997) FotW #355

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Post by Cocoa » October 20th, 2020, 2:50 am

Film of the Week #355: Heung Gong jai jo AKA Made in Hong Kong (1997)

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Summary:
Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

#575 on 1000<400, with 244 checks.
Nominated by Cocoa, joachimt, and Minkin.
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#575(⇧308, #883) Heung Gong jai jo (1997)
[Made in Hong Kong]

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Directed by: Fruit Chan
(271.99 Pts, 9 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–0–1
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Post by Melvelet » October 21st, 2020, 12:02 pm

Didn't write so much down back then:

"What a fun ride! Fruit Chan really makes the most of his shoestring budget. How can it be that this isn't regarded as a cult movie?"

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Post by Onderhond » October 22nd, 2020, 1:52 pm

Bad period for HK cinema, which is what held it back I think. I liked it a lot. Reminded me a bit of Yimou Zhang's Keep Cool, also an obvious influence of the Young & Dangerous series that would help to get Hong Kong cinema back on track.

I'm not the biggest Fruit Chan fan, but he made some interesting films along the way.

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Post by Cocoa » October 22nd, 2020, 10:33 pm

Just watched this and I'm surprised it's on 6 official lists. I prefer Fruit Chan's film Dumplings/Gau ji (2004) over this. I haven't seen his other works (besides those two and the short version of Dumplings in Three Extremes).

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