Made in Hong Kong (film)

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Made in Hong Kong
Made in hong kong poster.jpg
Chinese香港製造
Directed byFruit Chan
Produced byAndy Lau
Doris Yang Ziming
Written byFruit Chan
StarringSam Lee
Yim Hui-Chi
Wenders Li
Tam Ka-Chuen
Music byLam Wah-Chuen
CinematographyLam Wah-Chuen
O Sing-Pui
Release date
  • 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) (Hong Kong)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese

Made in Hong Kong (香港製造) is a 1997 Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Fruit Chan, executive produced and produced by Andy Lau and starring Sam Lee, Yim Hui-Chi, Wenders Li, and Tam Ka-Chuen. It won the Best Picture Award at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards along with 13 other wins and 6 nominations. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]

Much of the film is set in subsidised housing projects, which Chan considered to be 'a very Hong Kong thing' due to the high population density of the region.[3] Though the film is sometimes regarded as a response to the 1997 Hong Kong handover, Chan feels that Made in Hong Kong can also be viewed as a character-driven drama that reflects the lifestyle of many young Hong Kong people at the time.[3]

The film is made from leftover film reels and as such has a very low cost of production, even for an independent movie.[citation needed]

Cast and roles[edit]

  • Sam Lee - To Chung-Chau, 'Moon'
  • Neiky Yim Hui-Chi - Lam Yuk-Ping, 'Ping'
  • Wenders Li - Ah-Lung, 'Sylvester' (credited as Wenbers Li Tung-Chuen)
  • Amy Tam Ka-Chuen - Hui Bo San, 'Susan'
  • Carol Lam Kit-Fong - Mrs. Lam, Ping's mother
  • Doris Chow Yan-Wah - Mrs. To, Moon's mother
  • Siu Chung - Ms. Lee, social worker
  • Chan Tat-Yee - Fat Chan
  • Wu Wai-Chung - Keung
  • Sang Chan - 'Big Brother', Cheung Siu-Wing
  • Kelvin Chung - Doctor
  • Ah Ting - Moon's father
  • Jessica - Moon's father's current wife
  • Ah Wai - Assassin on skateboard
  • Ho B-Chai - Male student

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "45 Countries Submit Films for Oscar Consideration". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 1998. Archived from the original on 19 February 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Interview: Fruit Chan, 20 Years On from Made in Hong Kong". FilmDoo. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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