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The Kid (1999)

Lau sing yue (original title)
When Maise's husband walks out on her, she leaves her baby son in a luxury yacht, hoping that he'll be adopted by affluent parents. Little did she know that its owner Daniel has lost ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Leslie Cheung ... Wing
Chi Chi Chi Chi ... Maise (as Qi Qi)
Lung Ti ... Sir Lung
Carrie Ng ... Sister Lan
Amanda Lee
John Tang
Ka Tung Lam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jolland Chan Jolland Chan ... Dr. Chung
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Yuk-San Cheung
Yin Chiu Yin Chiu
Hoi Heung Hoi Heung
Chi-Tong Ho Chi-Tong Ho
Erickson Ip Erickson Ip
Berthel Karsin Berthel Karsin
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When Maise's husband walks out on her, she leaves her baby son in a luxury yacht, hoping that he'll be adopted by affluent parents. Little did she know that its owner Daniel has lost everything in derivative speculation that very day. Four years later, Maise has pulled herself together to become a successful charity fund manager. She meets the down-and-out Daniel, living with his adopted son in a shabby rooftop flat... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Some trivia about this film
24 March 2006 | by poroporoSee all my reviews

Some interesting trivia to share, especially for those who enjoyed the film.

This film is not the director's most outstanding, but is the product of a Hong Kong that was still suffering from the 1995 financial crisis in Asia. The film industry there hit rock bottom, and in 1998 the director joined a project where producers and investors of a film shared the financial risks to save costs, and where the actors took little or no compensation, in hope of reviving the film industry there. The Kid is first film born of this project.

According to the director, the film was inspired by Chaplin's comedy by the same name (The Kid). He recalls an encounter with a lonesome pregnant woman on a bus, and her sad expression contrasting with the coldness of the people around her touched his heart. Being inexperienced making comedies, he started off wanting to make one for a change, using Chaplin's film as a reference. However, despite his intentions, he ended up with a drama with with more sad than comedic elements, something he has proved to be more his style.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 October 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Midas Film Company See more »
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