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Made In Hong Kong

3

Made In Hong Kong is the first independent film from the former colony since the changeover in 1997, and you can catch this intoxicating drama about teen alienation at the ICA in London or the Manchester Cornerhouse.

Autumn Moon (Lee) is a high-school drop-out who works for the Triads. He falls for a girl only to discover she's suffering from a fatal kidney disease - so he accepts a `contract' to pay for her medical fees.

The plotting may be over-elaborate, but writer/director Chan's vision of youthful nihilism is heartfelt. This Hong Kong is a world of bleak housing estates and rife criminality. The performances of the non-professional cast are convincing, and amid the pessimism there are sequences of genuine lyricism.

Film Details

  • 18
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: June 25th 1999

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