The Seven Kids
Dir: Ng Wui Scr: Fung Fung-kor
Set Design: Leung Chi-hing
Cast: Ng Cho-fan, Pak Yin, Fung Bo-bo, Michael Lai
1961 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 116min
Car salesman Lui Wing-hong and his wife, popular broadcaster (for children stories) Chong Pui-wah have seven impish kids. To woo his rich client Chan, whose wife is a devoted fan of Chong’s, into an alluring deal, Lui convinces the latter to perform live at Chan’s luxurious house. The seven kids go along and end up turning the place upside down. With his natural sense of warm humour, Ng Wui’s The Seven Kids is family comedy at its best. Veteran “screen lovers” Ng Cho-fan and Pak Yin play the couple with usual finesse and still succeed to amuse the audience. The ensemble cast of the seven child stars liven up the screen and make the film a highly enjoyable entertainment. Leung Chi-hing’s set design is nothing short of precision. The contrast between Lui’s messy yet heart-warming home and Chan’s ridiculously extravagant house is particularly well captured.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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