Dir/Scr: Wong Hang
Cast: Ng Cho-fan, Cheung Ying, Hung Sin Nui, Yee Chau-shui
1953 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 87min
Before there was internet, before there was facebook, people were hiding behind fake identities. Cheung (Cheung Ying) and Kwong (Hung Sin Nui) have a chance encounter at the bus stop. They begin a romance posing as rich folks to each other, when in fact they are tenants of neighboring shoe-box rooms who bicker over a partition without ever meeting. This film delights as much with this ironic situation as with the colorful cast of supporting characters: Ng Cho-fan as a scientist from the north who refuses to go along with demanding capitalists and Yee Chau-shui as the landlord, an over-the-hill opera player who’s never without a Cantonese opera tune on his lips or hilarious tricks up his sleeves.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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