Me and My Wife
(aka Ah Chiu is Getting Married)
Dir: Ng Wui Scr: Cheung Ho
Set Design: Chan Ki-yui
Cast: Patrick Tse Yin, Nam Hung, Ng Wui,
1958 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 109 min
Ah Chiu plays the trumpet for a living. His relatives are anxious about his marriage. Later, he chances on his childhood friend Ah Fun. They are instantly connected and plan to get married. But before their wedding, Ah Fun must fend off the advances of the boss's son and improve their straitened finances. Most probably inspired by Zhu Shilin’s romantic classic, Should They Marry? (1951), Ng Wui’s film preserves its Cantonese flavour by sticking to the theme of “neighbourhood wins all” so commonly found in many Cantonese films in the 1950s. The comedy also excels itself in the last scene in which the wedding suddenly turns into a surrealistic feast that is both rousing and fantastic. To illustrate the solidarity among various affable occupants of the same tenement, Chan Ki-yui places the emphasis on the staircase and provides different options for Ng Wui to compose his images and mise-en-scene.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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