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Aberdeen (2014)

Heung Gong zai (original title)
The extended Cheng family, which, like Aberdeen harbor's Chinese namesake, represents today's "Little Hong Kong" and its myriad of contradictions between traditions and modernity; superstitions and materialism; family and individuality.

Director:

Ho-Cheung Pang

Writer:

Ho-Cheung Pang (screenplay)
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2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo
Gigi Leung
Eric Tsang
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung
Man-Tat Ng
Carrie Ng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-Chung Ah-Chung
Jacky Cai ... Chow Mei-po (as Kit Choi)
Cheuk-Kei Chan Cheuk-Kei Chan
Cho-Leung Chan Cho-Leung Chan
Dada Chan
Fai-Hung Chan
Kenny Chan Kenny Chan ... (as Kelly Chan)
King-Suen Chan King-Suen Chan ... (as Satir Chan)
Suk-Han Chan Suk-Han Chan
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The extended Cheng family, which, like Aberdeen harbor's Chinese namesake, represents today's "Little Hong Kong" and its myriad of contradictions between traditions and modernity; superstitions and materialism; family and individuality.

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Family

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

8 May 2014 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Xiang gang zai See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Jason Choi & Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong
Lyrics by Wyman Wong
Performed by Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong
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Slow paced drama that doesn't really stand out...
5 July 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Aberdeen" ("Heung Gong Jai") is not your average Hong Kong movie. Why? Well, because it is neither martial arts, action nor silly romantic comedy. This movie is a drama of sorts that tells a story of various aspects of branches of the same family.

The storyline is slow paced and very little actually does happen throughout the entire movie, and I was hoping that the movie would pick up pace and get up into gear, but it just never happened.

While the storyline is weak, it should be said that the acting performances are quite good, especially by Eric Tsang and Louis Koo, whom both really carried the movie quite nicely.

I haven't seen Miriam Yeung in a movie for a long, long time, so it was a nice surprise to see her on the screen again.

"Aberdeen" is not really a movie that stands out in the Hong Kong cinema, and it is a rather mundane experience to say the least. It seemed that director Ho-Cheung Pang had set out to accomplish too many things at the same time with this storyline, and not really managing to chew the piece that was bitten off.


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