Made in 1985, Angie Chen’s second fiction feature is set in the once notorious red-light area of Wan Chai in Hong Kong. Challenging the assumptions and stereotypes that lie behind successful films such as The World of Suzie Wong (1960), Chen presents a series of character studies that offer a human portrait of the areas inhabitants and smashes the two-dimensional image offered by Hollywood. Now being recognised as a major Hong Kong film of the 1980s it stars Pat Ha and Deanie Ip, and an early appearance by Anthony Perry, today better known as one of Hong Kong’s finest actors Anthony Wong.

96 minutes

Cantonese and Mandarin

Full English

Country of origin:
Hong Kong

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