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Leslie Cheung (Actor) | Carrie Ng | Ti Lung (Actor) | Ki Ki
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (7)
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Leslie Cheung stars in The Kid, a modern Hong Kong drama that takes its cue from the classic 1921 Charlie Chaplin silent film of the same name. Set during the late nineties Asian Financial Crisis, the film tells the tale of fund manager Wing (Leslie Cheung), who experiences a day filled with surprising life changes. In a single afternoon he manages to lose his fortune and all his clients, and is left destitute. But he also discovers an abandoned infant, and decides to take care of him. Four years later, the child has grown into Ming (Yip Tuen Lam), and Wing is still his guardian. But the two meet a philanthropic woman named Kwan (model Qi Qi), whose deepest regret is abandoning a child many years ago...

The Kid is an award-winning drama from director Jacob Cheung, and features fine performances from a noted cast. Besides leading actor Leslie Cheung, Di Lung and Carrie Ng co-star, and both received Hong Kong Film Awards for their supporting performances. With winning characters and affecting situations, The Kid paints an intimate portrait of regular Hong Kong people facing troubling times.

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Product Title: The Kid 流星語 流星语 流星(流星語) The Kid
Artist Name(s): Leslie Cheung (Actor) | Carrie Ng | Ti Lung (Actor) | Ki Ki 張 國榮 (Actor) | 吳家麗 | 狄龍 (Actor) | 琦琦 张 国荣 (Actor) | 吴家丽 | 狄龙 (Actor) | 琦琦 張國榮 (レスリー・チャン) (Actor) | 呉家麗(キャリー・ン) | 狄龍(ティ・ロン) (Actor) | Ki Ki 장국영 (Actor) | Carrie Ng | Ti Lung (Actor) | Ki Ki
Director: Jacob Cheung 張之亮 张之亮 張之亮(ジェイコブ・チャン) Jacob Cheung
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIA
Duration: 110 (mins)
Publisher: Mei Ah (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1000004260

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Customer Review of "The Kid"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (7)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.4 out of 10 (9)

Kevin Kennedy
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August 14, 2014

1 people found this review helpful

A sentimental charmer Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
"The Kid" is a slight, sentimental film about a man who loses his job but finds his life. Leslie Cheung stars as Wing, a high-flying fund manager whose investment advice costs his clients millions upon millions of dollars in the Asian financial collapse of 1997. As a consequence, Wing is fired from his job. He returns to the expensive yacht upon which he lives only to find that someone has left an infant named Ming on the boat. After initial reluctance, Wing embraces the baby boy and takes responsibility for raising him.

Four years later Wing's slide has continued. He now lives in a rooftop shack and takes odd jobs when he can find them, but his bond with little Ming (Erickson Ip) has grown. Wong Siu Kwan (Qi Qi), a wealthy and beautiful philanthropist, visits the building atop which Wing lives because she is considering providing a grant to Lan (Carrie Ng), who provides care to impoverished elderly people. Unbeknownst to anyone (except the viewer), Wong turns out to be the mother who abandoned little Ming on Wing's yacht. She finds herself drawn to the little boy. A crisis arrives when government child protection workers discover that Wing has not legally adopted Ming and seek to take him away. Will Wing be able to keep the child he loves? Will Wong reclaim the child she gave away?

The plot contains a few implausibilities. For example, it strains credulity to believe that a prominent wealthy woman could become pregnant, give birth, and give the child away without anyone knowing about it. However, the attraction of "The Kid" lies in the sensitive performances that director Jacob Cheung draws from his talented cast. The playful, loving relationship between Leslie Cheung and little Erickson Ip is remarkably touching throughout the film. Ti Lung, as the warm-hearted local patrolman, gives a splendid performance. (Fatefully, near the end of the film, Ti Lung tells Leslie Cheung that if more people were like him (Leslie), they'd be happier and there would be a lot fewer suicides. Alas, poor Leslie...)
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jasmine
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November 16, 2007

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The Kid Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
A much matured Leslie playing the role of a 'crashed' stockbroker and later living in poverty. The finding of an abandoned baby on his boat at the quay turned him around to bring up the boy single handedly. By the twist of fate he had to return him to the mother 4 years later was too much to bear. Supporing role of aging Ti Lung (complete with a little pot belly) as the cop who helped him was commendable.

Somehow, I couldn't understand why the script didn't allow Leslie to get back into 'business' with a proper job much earlier on so as to provide a decent living for himself and the orphan. This was offered midway thro the film when his old colleague (now in his own business) offered him a job at the firm. He left only after the first day, probably disillusioned by all the office hype. But there could be other occupations!

I can't help but think what a wonderful father Leslie could have been.
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Anonymous

March 8, 2004

sad Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
this movie is really sad. it really touches your heart. the little boy play his role quite well. i dont like Carrie in this movie. why does she has to bring the boy away? why cant leslie have him? its really sad but on the other hand. u feel sorry for leslie. i guess this movie is too sad for me. not my type.
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Anonymous

March 6, 2004

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touching story Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This is a very touching story. Leslie's just as great as he's in his other films. The kid's acting's good too.
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Anonymous

December 28, 2003

Very touching movie Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie had a very touching feeling, the story is very loving between a father and a son. Leslie did a very great job in this movie so did the little boy ming jai.
Leslie I missed you, why did you had to die, u were such a great actor and singer
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