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To Live (1992)

Fau sai luen kuk (original title)
In late 1989, angered by comments made by Liv Ullmann about Hong Kong's treatment of Vietnamese refugees, Rubie composes a letter to the actress. Passages from the letter are revealed ... See full summary »

Director:

Evans Chan

Writer:

Evans Chan
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lindzay Chan Lindzay Chan ... Rubie, Tony's elder sister
Kin Chung Fung Kin Chung Fung
Ping Ha
Josephine Koo Josephine Koo ... Teresa, Tony's wife
Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong Anthony Yiu-Ming Wong ... Tony
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In late 1989, angered by comments made by Liv Ullmann about Hong Kong's treatment of Vietnamese refugees, Rubie composes a letter to the actress. Passages from the letter are revealed throughout the movie as Rubie, her friends, and family come to terms with the impending handover to China, and decide whether to remain in Hong Kong or emigrate abroad. Written by sienel

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hong kong | china | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

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A fascinating film-Part farce?
7 September 2002 | by momus99See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film a great deal. I thought it was cinematically beautiful, sensitively directed, and superbly acted. As with a good novel, I found myself deeply connecting to the characters.

This film is also, I think, an example of how cinema from a culture different from one's own can be disorienting, but in a stimulating way. There are moments that are just heartbreaking, but I kept getting the feeling that the film was on some level intended to be humorous, even farcical. I'd be interested in the opinion of others who know more about Chinese culture and its cinematic traditions.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

12 June 1992 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Fu shi lian qu See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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