Old and Young
Dir: Law Chi-hung
Scr: Law Chi-hung
Cast: Lam Kar-sing, Chan Ho-kau, Leung Sing-po, Tam Lan-hing
1964 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 105min
In Confucian ideals, filial piety is a prime virtue to be held above all else; in Pu Songling’s liqu (comic song), The Story of the Wall, from which this film is adapted, it’s a dying value. Cheung is a sickly father who is neglected, abused and finally banished by his sons. Left to freeze and starve on a wall, the father is rescued by a goldsmith who, out of indignation, devises an ingenious plan to trick the covetous sons into believing that their father has a cache of gold and silver stashed away… A charming comedy featuring the comedy team of the portly Leung Sing-po and the paper-thin Tang Kei-chan as the selfish brothers.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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