Let’s Build a Family
Dirs: Lung To, Wu Pang, Fung Chi-kong, Ng Wui, Lo Yu-kei, Lee Tit, Chu Kea, Yeung Kuen
Scr: Yeung Chit
Cast: Connie Chan Po-chu, Woo Fung, Yu Ming, Lo Lan, Leung Sing-po,Nancy Sit Kar-yin
1969 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 93min
Made in memory of the late director Mok Hong-si and in the name of the “Eight Brothers”, this film was in fact directed by Mok’s apprentice Yeung Kuen. Based on Mok’s classic work Crossroads (1955), it is also a story about neighbours. Sung Ching-kei (Woo Fung) and Cheng Kwunmin are best friends. They share an apartment with four households, and are always at loggerheads with their female neighbours. Fong Lan-sum (Nancy Sit Kar-yin), who is in debt, also lives under the same roof as Leung Choi-fai (Leung Sing-po)’s mistress. When Leung’s wife, a shrew, finds out about the affair, Leung tries to cover it up, resulting in a series of hilarious events.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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