Tag Archives: Tony Ka Fai Leung

Jean-Jacques Annaud – L’amant AKA The Lover (1992)

It is French Colonial Vietnam in 1929. A young French girl from a family that is having some monetary difficulties is returning to boarding school. She is alone on public transportation when she catches the eye of a wealthy Chinese businessman. He offers her a ride into town in the back of his chauffeured sedan, and sparks fly. Can the torrid affair that ensues between them overcome the class restrictions and social mores of that time? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Maugerite Duras. Read More »

Hark Tsui – Ying hung boon sik III jik yeung ji gor AKA A Better Tomorrow 3 (1989)

From StompTokyo.com:
The first film in our Chow pow-wow, A Better Tomorrow 3, is a prequel to John Woo’s two breakthrough crime dramas, A Better Tomorrow and A Better Tomorrow 2. It tells the story of how Mark Gor gained the Mark Gor look and the Mark Gor attitude. Everybody remembers Mark Gor, right? He was the wise-ass friend of Ti Lung in the original A Better Tomorrow, the one who was rendered lame while on a mission of revenge, and then died one of the silliest cinematic deaths we’ve seen a Honk Kong actor die. Since Bruce Lee in Marlowe, anyway. Read More »

Johnnie To – Hak se wui AKA Election (2005)

Synopsis:
The time has come, as it does every two years, for the senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest Triad,
The Wo Shing Society, to elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible
candidates. Lok, respected by the Uncles is the favourite to win. But his rival Big D will stop at
nothing to change this, including going against hundreds of years of Triad tradition and influencing
the vote with money and violence. Read More »

Nai-Hoi Yau – Gun chung AKA Eye in the Sky (2007)

Plot summary: (from Variety.com)
A Hong Kong police surveillance unit finds itself caught up in the rough-and-tumble of underworld violence in smart action-thriller “Eye in the Sky,” helming debut of longtime Johnnie To scripter Yau Nai-hoi. Well-received at its world preem in Berlin’s Forum, and stuffed with To regulars on both sides of the camera, this looks to have a similar fest and distribution arc to the best of To’s own signed movies, and will be welcomed by the same aficionados. Read More »

Fruit Chan – Jiao zi AKA Dumplings [+Extra] (2004)

Plot:
In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian recipe prepared with a mysterious ingredient that she brings directly from China. The former TV star Mrs. Li visits Mei aiming her dumplings to recover her youth and become attractive again to her wolf husband Mr. Li. Along the sessions, Mei tells Mrs. Li that she was a gynecologist in China with more than 30,000 abortions along ten years. When Mrs. Li requests an acceleration of the process, the opportunity comes when a fifteen years old teenager with a five months incestuous pregnancy comes with her mother and asks Mei to make an abortion. Read More »