Dir: Chu Kea Scr: Lee Siu-wan
Co-starring: Yam Kim-fai, Leung Sing-po,Lam Kar-sing,
Lee Hong-kum, Fung Bo-bo
1961 / Colour / D Beta / Cantonese / 96 min
Life has become more difficult than ever as war and famine plagues a nation. Left alone after her husband (Yam Kim-fai) went off to war, Wang Bo-shan (Yu Lai-zhen) hears the hungry cries of her adopted son Tailone (Fung Bo-bo). With no food left, Bo-shan can only feed him a piece of her flesh cut off from her own arm. However, Bo-shan is at a loss when Tailone asks for more meat the following day. At this moment, the Heavenly Mother of the Black Steed Mountain appears and presents Bo-shan with a divine pill that gives her the ability to regenerate her flesh infinitely. From then on, Bo-shan is able to feed Tailone with meat everyday. This Cantonese opera film presents an extreme type of maternal love that is as twisted as it is oddly touching.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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