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  1. Mild at heart

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by David Frazier

    ... In his new film, Jack Kao shows there's more to him than just playing tough guys, writes David Frazier The massage parlour is in a dingy Taipei suburb, and girl number 303 is rubbing ... Kong and Taiwan, in independent productions and with major studios, and in films by Tsui Hark, Johnnie To Kei-fung and Hou Hsiao-hsien. 'Last year, I was in four films, I was a gangster ...

  2. Film fan stars in 1940s drama

    Posted Jul 28th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Michelle Magorian's classic novel for young people, Goodnight, Mister Tom, is one of the outstanding titles of the last 20 years. It's taken Magorian several years to come up with her latest, Just Henry, set in late 1940s England. At ...

  3. High drama at well-known HK film company

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. There's trouble at the legendary Hong Kong film company Golden Harvest. The house that Raymond Chow started and that produced Bruce Lee's early kung fu movies has been in a corporate mess since Chow left last year. Film trade magazines report the disputes emerged in the autumn when its chief executive, Phoon Chiong-kit, ...

  4. Court praises mother's reform bid

    Posted Mar 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A single mother who left her 11-year-old son at home for a week without water, food or electricity in August was sentenced to a year on probation yesterday, although the magistrate praised her efforts to improve the home situation since then. ...

  5. Also showing: August Schellenberg

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... most recently in an Emmy-nominated turn in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Based on Dee Brown's historical book of the same name, Yves Simoneau's film recounts the Native American ... Sitting Bull is his favourite role in a 27-year film career. '[Sitting Bull] was a champion of his people,' says the Quebec-born actor. 'He did not want anybody to join ...

  6. The Fox and the Child

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... to the narration by her adult self (voiced by Isabelle Carre, who makes a brief appearance at the end telling the story to her young son, played by Thomas Laliberte). But human presence is seen in the film ...

  7. Chop Shop

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Chop Shop Starring: Alejandro Polanco, Isamar Gonzalez, Rob Sowulski, Carlos Zapata Director: Ramin Bahrani The film: Having made his directorial debut- and an award-winning ... Razvi a string of international awards, Chop Shop is a stunning film that reflects the heartbreak of America's disenfranchised urban underclass. The film's title- slang for a car ...

  8. Gokusen (TV)

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... but important life lessons and how to become honourable men. Much of the comedy and drama stems from Kumiko having to keep her Yakuza ties secret. But sometimes she forgets herself, using mafia slang, and causing raised eyebrows. Seasons One and Two earned Nakama Yukie Best Actress awards from the Television Drama Academy Awards, held quarterly by a Japanese magazine called The Television. Season ...

  9. From the vault: 1984

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... Peter Walbrook Antonio Gaudi Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara The film: Best known for his offbeat feature films like Pitfall (1962), Woman in the Dunes (1964) and The Face of Another (1966), ... decoration and furnishings of their genius creator. But, more than being just a hats-off admiration of the religiously inspired Gaudi, this film is also a celebration of a time before accountants ...

  10. There's more to culture than kung fu dramas

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Like Hongkongers a generation ago, millions of mainlanders are now getting a taste of television dramas based on Louis Cha Leung-yung's classic martial arts novels. His work has ... with politics- or rather, the ever-present threat of censorship- on the mainland. As we report today, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television says mainland television stations are airing ...




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