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The Story of Woo Viet

  • Film

Time Out says

Rooted in Hui's research into real-life 'boat people' refugees from Vietnam, her third feature is essentially a doomed noir romance which incorporates - as Hong Kong movies do - everything from action thriller shoot-outs to a transvestite hooker and a dwarf cabaret troupe. The charismatic Chow Yun-Fat plays a Vietnamese-Chinese refugee who's trying to smuggle himself from Hong Kong to the US when he gets stuck in Manila and enmeshed in its vice; Lo Lieh (fondly remembered as the hero of kung-fu movies like King Boxer) is memorable as an ageing Chinese roué who's been marooned there for years.
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Release Details

  • Duration:92 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ann Hui
  • Cast:
    • Chow Yun-Fat
    • Cora Miao
    • Cherie Chung
    • Lo Lieh
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