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After This Our Exile (2006)

Fu zi (original title)
After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

Director:

Patrick Tam

Writers:

Kai-Leong Tian (screenplay) (as Koi Leong Tian), Patrick Tam (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Chow Cheung-sheng
Charlie Yeung ... Lee Yuk-lin (as Charlie Young)
Ian Iskandar Gouw Ian Iskandar Gouw ... Lok Yun
Kelly Lin ... Fong
Hailu Qin ... Ha Je (as Hai Lu Qin)
Valen Hsu ... Jennifer
Tien You Chui ... Chow Lok-yun - young adult
Kam Weng Mok Kam Weng Mok
Yee Swee Tam Yee Swee Tam
Wai Chang Wai Chang ... (as Kong Heen Chang)
Guai Yuen Mak Guai Yuen Mak
Chit-Man Chan ... Strong Man (as Lester Chan)
Jun Hoe Thai Jun Hoe Thai
Allen Lin Allen Lin ... Sick boy's father (as Yi Lun Lin)
Hao Qin ... School bus driver
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Storyline

After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

After This Our Exile See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,036
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (director's cut) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Lik goo lik goo dui dui pong (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Myself
Composed by Diane Chen
Lyrics by Kwan
Performed by Naiwen Yang
[Promotion Song]
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Boy's Life
13 June 2010 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This story mostly revolves around a boy called, actually "boy" throughout the film. His parents are not happy, with his mom Lin trying to leave the son and his father (the boy's parents are not legally married) in the beginning of the film. Once she does, it is up to his father Sheng (well played by Aaron Kwok) to take care of the boy. He is a hopeless gambler, always in debt and they leave their town in China for a better chance at sustaining themselves. The film is straightforward in its telling, moving at a semi-slow pace. The film is also atmospheric at times, with the cinematography at times superb. The story in and of itself is not immediate, variations of it have been done before, but its well filmed. The reason for the grade not being higher is its lack of synergy with the characters. You may or may not care for them as the film progresses, but you don't relate to them. I suppose this is a slice of life in which the point may be that it's hard to rise above your station in life without making an honest attempt at change. That being said, this film reminds me somewhat of Wong Kar-Wai's films, it shares in those films a simple approach to a deceptively simple story. Its a good film, but not a masterpiece. It is, however, worth watching.


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