Story of a Discharged Prisoner
Dir / Scr: Patrick Lung Kong
Prod Co: Sun Ngee
Cast: Patrick Tse Yin, Patsy Kar Ling, Sek Kin, Wong Wai, Patrick Lung Kong
1967 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / Chi & Eng subtitles / 118min
Director Patrick Lung Kong has challenged his audiences by shining his spotlight on controversial topics and social outcast throughout his career. In his 1967 black-and- white masterpiece, Lung shows us the plight of Hung (Patrick Tse Yin), an ex-convict trying to redeem himself in a society that won’t give him a chance. Driven out by his own family and pressured by both sides of the law, Hung is the epitome of a tragic hero. Lung keeps his audience intrigued from beginning to end with strong dramatic conflicts and tense, stylish action scenes. Story of a Discharged Prisoner left a strong influence on the crime genre in Hong Kong Cinema and even inspired director John Woo to make A Better Tomorrow two decades later.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Post-screening talk with Sean Yim
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