A punchy film about Hong Kong youth
M i-Août is a debt collector for a certain Mr. Wing, close to the local triads. His daily life will be turned upside down by two events: the discovery by Jacky, a little mentally handicapped thug whom he has taken under his wing, of two farewell letters left by a young suicide, and his meeting with the pretty Ah Ping whom he quickly falls in love. But the latter is suffering from an incurable disease…
Filmed a few months before Hong Kong's annexation to China, director Fruit Chan's third film conveys with rage the sense of urgency of this society with its uncertain future. A sentimental thriller carried by a troupe of non-academic actors, Made in Hong Kong shows the discomfort of a youth who have lost all bearings in the urban jungle of a megalopolis. To be discovered for the first time on Blu-ray™ in its splendid 4K restoration!
MADE IN HONG KONG by Fruit Chan
(1997 - Colors - 109 mn - VOST)
New 4K Restoration
Available on Blu-ray & DVD.
Limited Blu-ray edition with slim digipack and slipcase.
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD) *
. INTERVIEW WITH FRUIT CHAN (47 mins)
Director Fruit Chan looks back on the Made in Hong Kong adventure and the porous border that exists between independent cinema and mainstream cinema.
. INTERVIEW WITH DORIS YANG (7 mins)
Producer Doris Yang recalls her first collaboration with Fruit Chan on Made in Hong Kong when she was employed at an accounting firm in Beijing.
. INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL YU (13 mins)
Executive producer on the film, Daniel Yu remembers shooting with a reduced team and budget but with unparalleled creativity.
. INTERVIEW WITH MARCO MÜLLER (5 mins)
Former artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival where the film had its international premiere, Marco Müller recounts his discovery of Made in Hong Kong .
. TRAILER 2018
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles
Format 1.85 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 109 mn
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 105 mins
Released January 27, 2021
Also available in the JANUARY MONTHLY PACK