New teen comedy Trick or Cheat (愛出貓) opens today that looks to cover Hong Kong’s A level exams, cram schools, star tutors, and the pressures to pass. As the title seems to suggest, new and inventive ways of cheating are likely to be a running gag of the story. You can take a look at the trailer below…(no subs though).
This was posted on Kozo’s blog over at LHKF since it features his website in two points of the segment, but I thought I would post it here as well, since Nick’s story mirrors my own so closely (right down to the tiny apartment I was initially living in back in 2000…though mine was about 70sq ft.)
What I find striking is the ability for Hong Kong films to still have a very strong ‘pull factor’ as a cultural property for foreigners, whereas many of my local friends (and even my significant better half) feel next to no connection to their home cinema these days.
While the industry remains very a very closed clique to all but the most dilligent, one can look to people such as Gregory Rivers (河國榮) and a few select others who managed to work their way in. Best of luck to you Nick.
(For the non-fluent, the Chinese sections just discuss Nick’s passion for film and his diligence in finding famous movie locations as well as learning Chinese (Cantonese).)
This week Kevin and I talk about Stephy, swine flu, and sci-fi in Asia. We also cover;
- Kung Fu Cyborg: Metallic Attraction (Hong Kong / China 2009)
- Inglorious Basterds (USA 2009)
- G-Force (USA 2009)
- The Host (Korea 2006)
- 2009: Lost Memories (Korea 2002)
(Running time – 01:02:05)