Dir: Lee Tit Scrs: Lee Hang, Yeung Chit
Cast: Pak Suet-sin, Cheung Wood-yau, Sek Kin, Lam Kau, Chan Ho-kau
1956 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 93min
In this adaptation of Romeo and Juliet , Cheung Wood-yau and Pak Suet-sin play a pair of lovers from two different clans, the Mang and the Choi, which have been at enmity for years. It takes the lives of the two lovers to bring about reconciliation between the two clans. The film balances melodrama with action. Director Lee Tit was experienced in staging spectacular fight scenes. Through meticulous close-ups, he renders Pak Suet-sin’s expressions even more charming, elegant and coquettish. Through the use of the camera, he transforms the gentle and scholarly Cheung Wood-yau into a man of both strength and delicacy. This film is also distinguished in using Chinese music and folk songs as the main components of the soundtrack.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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