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NIGHT AND FOG - ANN HUI 2009 HK movie DVD (Region All Free / R0) Simon Yam, Zhang Jing Chu (English subtitled)
NIGHT & FOG (2009 movie DVD)
Simon Yam, Zhang Jing Chu
English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Dolby Digital DTS 5.1, 5.1
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Wong Hiu Ling (Zhang Jingchu), a young girl from Sichuan, immigrates to Hong Kong after getting married to a HK citizen. Her husband, Lee Sum (Simon Yam), is no different to some other men who are living in the Tin Shui Wai district, usually old and unemployed. The family supports itself by social welfare but Ling is working as a waitress on the sly. Thus, she is suspected of being unfaithful which leads to repeated scenes of conflict and jealousy in the family. One day, Sum throws Ling and the children out of their apartment. Ling is brought in by their neighbour to the local district councillor, who then arranges for Ling and her twin daughters to enter a battered wives' shelter. Hiu Ling met a very supportive new friend, Siu Lei (Jacqueline Law) who persuades Ling to leave Sum. But as Ling is unable to support herself and her young daughters in Hong Kong, she then returns home...
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Domestic Violence Knows No BordersApr 30, 2012
By J Tate
Simon Yam really gives a most compellling performance in this movie about domestic abuse in Hong Kong. Yam plays the unemployed, abusive husband who by the end of the movie seems to become completely unhinged. His wife is from mainland China and gets little help from the HK police because she has not been in Hong Kong long enough to qualify for much assistance. The police basically let her and her two young daughters down miserably. I think this movie was meant to be a revealing portrayal of the realities of spousal abuse in China and in that it succeeds. In reality the story could be occurring anywhere in the world and things would not be a lot different. The mother of the abused woman tells her daughter that all the men in her village in mainland China beat their wives and to try to learn to put up with it!! Brutal, sad and unflinchingly honest. Good acting all around and a believable plot. This movie is along the lines of the Japanese film Blood and Bones except it is more about a small, nuclear family rather than a portrayal of immigrants from a foreign country who live in an abusive family within an immigrant ghetto. A simpler film than Blood and Bones but no less shocking.