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The Story of Woo Viet (1981) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region All

Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) | Ann Hui (Director) | Lo Lieh (Actor)
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From the 1970s to 1990s, hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees fled their native country, traveling by boat to the nearest open port of Hong Kong. The influx of the "boat people" and subsequent government measures, such as construction of closed refugee camps, became a prevalent topic in public discourse and policy, and an important memory of Hong Kong culture during those two decades. The plight of these Vietnamese refugees served as inspiration for acclaimed director Ann Hui who made three films in this period - Boy From Vietnam (1978), The Story of Woo Viet (1981), and Boat People (1982) - that came to be known as the "Vietnam Trilogy."

The second film in Hui's politically charged trilogy, The Story of Woo Viet features the star pairing of Chow Yun Fat and Cherie Chung in her film debut, seven years before they traded wistful looks in An Autumn's Tale. Chow, in one of his earliest and meatiest film roles, plays the title role of Woo Viet, a Vietnamese refugee who hopes to immigrate to the United States. While biding his time in a detention camp in Hong Kong, he witnesses a crime that places his life in danger. Woo Viet arranges for illegal passage to the U.S., and ends up in the Philippines with fellow refugee Cham Thanh (Cherie Chung) with whom he develops a romance. Stranded in Manila, he becomes a hitman to make ends meet. The Story of Woo Viet also co-stars Cora Miao and Shaw Brothers star Lo Lieh, and features action choreography from Ching Siu Tung.

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Product Title: The Story of Woo Viet (1981) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 胡越的故事 (1981) (Blu-ray) (2019再版) (香港版) 胡越的故事 (1981) (Blu-ray) (2019再版) (香港版) The Story of Woo Viet (1981) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) The Story of Woo Viet (1981) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Chow Yun Fat (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) | Lo Lieh (Actor) | Cora Miao (Actor) | Gam Biu (Actor) 周潤發 (Actor) | 鍾楚紅 (Actor) | 羅烈 (Actor) | 繆騫人 (Actor) | 金彪 (Actor) 周润发 (Actor) | 锺楚红 (Actor) | 罗烈 (Actor) | 缪骞人 (Actor) | 金彪 (Actor) 周潤發 (チョウ・ユンファ) (Actor) | 鍾楚紅(チェリー・チョン) (Actor) | 羅烈 (ロー・リエ) (Actor) | 繆騫人(コラ・ミャオ) (Actor) | Gam Biu (Actor) 주윤발 (Actor) | Cherie Chung (Actor) | Lo Lieh (Actor) | Cora Miao (Actor) | Gam Biu (Actor)
Director: Ann Hui 許鞍華 许鞍华 許鞍華(アン・ホイ) Ann Hui
Producer: Teddy Robin 泰迪羅賓 泰迪罗宾 秦迪羅賓(テディー・ロビン) Teddy Robin
Blu-ray Region Code: All Region What is it?
Release Date: 2019-06-28
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray, 25 GB - Single Layer
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: CN Entertainment Ltd.
Package Weight: 100 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1074958257

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★榮獲 第一屆香港電影金像獎 最佳編劇★

金像導演: 許鞍華
金像編劇: 張堅庭

周潤發、鍾楚紅、繆騫人羅 烈、林應發、金 彪、張鴻昌

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