Save Your Water Supply
Dir: Poon Bing-kuen
Scrs: Ng Dan, Ko Tin
Co-starring: Lee Pang-fei, Wong Cho-shan, Shek Ha, Patrick Tse Yin
1954 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 95min
Fresh water supply was a major social problem for Hong Kong through the 1950s to 60s due to its rapidly rising population, and the city residents often faced the problem of water rationing. During those days, getting fresh water became a constant battle between neighbours and local shopkeepers. This socially-conscious drama follows the family of a porridge shop owner (Wong Cho-shan) who can’t run his shop because of a neighbour who hoards water for profits. As the primp, meanhearted godson of the landlady who often wastes fresh water for his baths, Cheng Kwun-min is at his best with this charismatic but despicable playboy role
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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