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The Empty Hands (2017)

Hung sau dou (original title)
Half Japanese Hong Kong girl Mari Hirakawa who succeeds dojo after tragic death of her Karate master and father encounters ex-karate student, ex-yakuza Chan Keung who also succeeds the half of her father's karate dojo.

Director:

Chapman To

Writers:

Erica Li (screenplay) (as Erica Lee), Chapman To (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephy Tang ... Mari Hirakawa
Chapman To ... Chan Kent
Yasuaki Kurata ... Akira Hirakawa
Stephen Au Stephen Au ... Mute Dog
Dada Chan ... Peggy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shan Sajid Ali Shan Sajid Ali ... Ha Chi Shun (Little Cha)
JuJu Chan ... Final Opponent
Tanya Chan Tanya Chan ... Lawyer
Mei-Yi Cheung Mei-Yi Cheung ... Mari (Stand-in)
Ka-Yin Choi Ka-Yin Choi ... Preliminary Opponent
Chi Fai Chow ... Boss
Pak-Wing Heung Pak-Wing Heung ... Preliminary Referee (as Bomber Heung)
Mandy Pui-Man Ho Mandy Pui-Man Ho ... Mari (Stunt Double)
Wing-Lam Ho Wing-Lam Ho ... Mari Hirakawa (15 Years Old)
Charlene Houghton Charlene Houghton ... Charlene
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Half Japanese Hong Kong girl Mari Hirakawa who succeeds karate school after tragic death of her Karate master and father encounters ex-karate student, ex-yakuza Chan Keung who also succeeds the half of her father's karate dojo. Then, Chan Keung retrains Mari for being a true heritage owner of the karate school. Written by Ryota Nakanishi

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | Japanese

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hung Sau Dou See more »

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HK Film Production See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Whats in the box?
8 April 2018 | by s3276169See all my reviews

I've never liked art house all that much. For me its akin to taking more interest in the wrapping at the expense of whats actually in the box.

Personal introspective with a art house meets martial arts make over The Empty Hands reaffirms that reservation. Its a visually interesting film helped in in no small part, by a decent cast and story.

What muddies the waters is the obsessive use of visuals as the film draws to its conclusion. The result is a diffuse experience that leaves the viewer feeling like they have been handed a road map whilst standing in the middle of a desert.

Suffice to say, sometimes a picture is "not" worth a thousand words. 5/10 from me.


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