Laugh Die Me: Classic Cantonese Comedy Duos on Screen
Why We Recommend it
This film programme presents thirteen classic Cantonese and Mandarin comedy movies from the 1950s to the 1990s starring famous on-screen duos.
This ‘Morning Matinee’ series, entitled ‘Dynamic Duos: Laugh Out Loud’, will screen notable works starring comedy duos, including Stephen Chow and Ng Man-tat, the Hui brothers, and Cantonese opera star Sun Ma Si-tsang and radio star Tang Kei-chen.
The programme includes the films Two Fools Catch the Murderer (1959), a zany comedy-crime film hybrid in which two singing and dancing fools will do anything to earn a dollar or two; The Greatest Wedding on Earth (1962) a foodie comedy starring an intercultural duo playing owners of competing restaurants; The Contract (1978), an uproarious chase comedy in which a desperate television talent finds himself teaming up with his oddball brother to steal his contract from his boss’ office; and Hong Kong mo lei tau-style (nonsensical) film Sixty Million Dollar Man (1995), in which a reckless rich kid has to be turned into a cyborg to save his life.
The films will be shown at the HKFA Cinema at 11am on Fridays from July until September.
Please note that except for The Private Eyes, Chicken and Duck Talk, Royal Tramp and Sixty Million Dollar Man, which has Chinese and English subtitles, all other films will be screened without subtitles. The Greatest Civil War on Earth, The Greatest Wedding on Earth and The Greatest Love Affair on Earth are in Mandarin and Cantonese, while the other films are in Cantonese.