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Details about  BOAT PEOPLE DVD Film Movie Hong Kong (R3) (English Subtitle) ANDY LAU ANN HUI

BOAT PEOPLE DVD Film Movie Hong Kong (R3) (English Subtitle) ANDY LAU ANN HUI
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Subtitles, Widescreen

Title:

BOAT PEOPLE

Genre:

Drama

DVD:

Region 3 PAL

Language:

Chinese

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All DVDs with Official Hong Kong Version - English Subtitles

Region 3 DVD | No Bootleg | No Fakes | No Mainland Copy| 100% Official Hong Kong Release

Language: Cantonese | Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese 

Boat People (1982) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 

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A vivid portrayal of the life after the Vietnam War.

Ann Hui On-Wah has always been a social director, someone with an eye for real people living life in their own tough ways. Hui always emphasise that people will forever be a product of their own context and even the more recent attempt in the veins of “The Post-modern Life of My Aunt”, people of the past have to either change or adapt into the ever rapidly changing society. A little over 25 years ago, it was about life after the Vietnam War and how people are forced to do things due to the situation of their time. Hui is not afraid of asking the big questions, are all the images that we see within each photograph from the Vietnam War just a construct or were they really what we think we are actually seeing. The harsh reality may well be tough to take, but in truth, life is never meant to be a walk in the park. Perhaps, it is the notion of cliché where people watch or see how there are less fortunate people, that we truly reflect upon our own lives and realise just how trivial our problems really are. Still, it is human nature to desire and wanting to have something better and it is perhaps this goal/aim that defines our very existence.

History tends to repeat itself over and over again and with that being said, the same process seems to go through my life all the time. People come and go almost as rapidly as the hotel room of 2046. An outsider might find this life rather colourful, where everything is always short-lived, always someone new around the corner, but at its very core the person within the room isn’t contended, but the sad part of the affair is that there isn’t much he can do about it. Like everyone within the Boat People, fate has already befallen them; digging up mines within minefields with bare hands isn’t exactly the smartest way to survive. Yet these people still want to live on and dream on, hoping that a better life is just around the corner and perhaps freedom. The moment when Andy Lau finally reaches his freedom, it was an ironic moment that his life ended up on his pursues of a dream, rather than the expected land of digging up minefields. However, as those who know Neo, he is just someone that just doesn’t know when to give up, but then again, who knows what the future holds. That perhaps, is the beauty of life along with the hope and dreams that lies along the pathway of ones’ soul.

This is most likely legendary singer George Lam’s greatest acting performance, while he have always been a wooden actor, Lam made used of his limited range to almost perfection to the role of a Japanese photographer venturing into the lives of others. His stoic and wooden appearance is well compensated by his sympathetic look as he befriends a family of children and the moment he realises the truth behind the concentration camp. Also in the mixing is the future superstar in Andy Lau, making his silver screen début in nothing more than a glorified extended cameo. While Lau’s acting is raw, director Hui cleverly exploited this and in the end, Lau more than handled his role to some degree of success.

All in all, “Boat People” is really an accomplished piece of real and vivid cinema that depicts the notion of life after any wars. The minefield sequences are absolutely mind blowing as are the human and inhumane emotions that goes along the way. Ann Hui and her crew fully deserved the Best Picture and Best Director awards that it garnered. Despite it being made a little over 25 years ago, the film remains every bit as relevant and the impacting raw emotions of human survival is well worth a look. We all strive to learn from our mistakes, but then again it is human nature to repeat the same mistake over and over again. Still, when all causes are gone, we can still aspire to hope. (Neo 2008)

I rated it 8.5/10

 Review: http://thehkneo.com/blog/?p=3401

Website: http://www.thehkneo.com/blog

 
Starring: George Lam, Andy Lau
Director: Ann Hui
Region Code: 3 (PAL)


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