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Podcast On Fire 243: Melodrama Season – Funeral March & Always On My Mind

For the second installment of Melodrama Season, we review another terminal disease-movie. But what happens when you structure it around finding the strength and will to live surrounded by a genuinely life-affirming atmos… well you get Joe Ma’s Funeral March from 2001. Starring one of the Twins. Also Michael Hui gets cancer meets Sidney Lumet’s Network in Jacob Cheung’s Always On My Mind from 1993. With Kenny B and featuring the grand return of Hong Kong Dave.

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Crazy N the City (2005)

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Plot: Crazy N’The City is the story of two street cops and a middle aged man who has lost his sanity.

Set in Wan Chai the two street cops are the stiff Chris Chan (Eason Chan) and the over enthusiastic newbie cop, Manly (Joey Yung). Chris’s ambition as a police constable has worn out over the past seven years, he has became lazy towards his duty and basically fed up with his job. He is teamed up with the newest addition to the police force – Manly. Manly has just been transferred from a small village town to the big city and is more than excited to be there. With this new lease on life, you’d think some of it would rub off on old grumpy Chris? It doesn’t.

Shing Wong (Francis Ng) is the local mad-man in Wan Chai. Shing lost his sanity when his business went bankrupt, his wife had a miscarriage loosing their expected twin daughters and as well as running up some large debt with the local loan sharks. With his near suicide attempt he now lives with his sister, Rachael (Kara Hui). Living above their flat is Phoebe (Meng Zhang) a another village girl to whom has moved to the city to run a massage parlor although most of her customers are wanting a little more ‘bang’ for their buck. Shing finds himself admiring the lovely young phoebe and a unique relationship forms between the two.

These three characters lives are rocked when a mysteriously killer dubbed ‘The Rainy Murderer’ begins killing various young women in the district known as Wan Chai… Read the rest of this entry »

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