All in the Family
Dir: Zhu Mu Scr: Sima Ke (aka Li Han-hsiang)
Cast: Tanny Tien Ni, Lau Yat-fan, Ingrid Hu, Liang Lan-shih
1975 / Colour / D Beta / Mandarin / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 97min
Lunar New Year comedies don’t always have to be family-friendly, as exemplified by this New Year comedy extravaganza written by erotic film director Li Han-hsiang. Directed by Li’s former assistant Zhu Mu, All in the Family tells two humorous tales of greed and sexual mischiefs. In the first story, a wife imagines the miserable fate she might face after her husband dies with all sons and daughters eyeing on her inheritance, while the second story follows the amorous lady boss of a rickshaw factory owner who sets her sights on a young rickshaw driver (a young Jackie Chan). All in the Family may not be suitable for the whole family, but it upholds the Lunar New Year comedy spirit with healthy doses of manic and at times politically incorrect humour.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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