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29+1 (2016) (DVD + Keyholder + Booklet + OST) (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Joyce Cheng (Actor) | Chrissie Chau (Actor) | Kearen Pang (Director, Writer) | Elaine Jin
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Hong Kong stage producer and actor Kearen Pang makes her directorial debut with 29+1, based on her own acclaimed one-person show about the experiences and mindset of women entering their thirties. From 2005 to 2013, Pang presented over 90 sold-out shows of 29+1 in Hong Kong, Beijing and Macau. She brings her signature work to the silver screen through a thoughtful nostalgia-tinged drama about two 29-year-old Hong Kong women, played by Chrissie Chau (Break Up 100) and Joyce Cheng (Special Female Force), and how they navigate life's decisions, disappointments, expectations and misgivings as they approach the big 3-0.

Marketing executive Christy (Chrissie Chau) has many of the worries common to women of her age group, like career pressure, nagging parents and a stagnant relationship. As she nears 30, she's suddenly faced with an onset of challenges and gripped with anxiety for her future. Born on the exact same day as Christy, happy-go-lucky Tin Lok (Joyce Cheng) has no career or love life to speak of, but she always seems to be optimistic about life. Before her birthday, Lok packs her suitcase and heads out to realize her childhood dream, while Christy moves into Lok's apartment by chance. When Christy comes across Lok's journal, these two women of opposite personalities begin to enter each other's worlds.

This edition comes with a booklet, a keychain, a soundtrack and special features, including trailer, making-of and interviews.

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Product Title: 29+1 (2016) (DVD + Keyholder + Booklet + OST) (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version) 29+1 (2016) (DVD + 巴黎鐵塔鎖匙扣 + 電影精美場刊 + 電影原聲大碟) (雙碟特別版) (香港版) 29+1 (2016) (DVD + 巴黎铁塔锁匙扣 + 电影精美场刊 + 电影原声大碟) (双碟特别版) (香港版) 29+1 (2016) (DVD + Keyholder + Booklet + OST) (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version) 29+1 (2016) (DVD + Keyholder + Booklet + OST) (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Joyce Cheng (Actor) | Chrissie Chau (Actor) | Elaine Jin | Ben Yeung (Actor) | Babyjohn Choi (Actor) | Jan Lamb | Lawrence Cheng | Eric Kot | Joey Leung | Gregory Wong | Kathy Yuen (Tong Yee) | Catherine Chau 鄭欣宜 (Actor) | 周秀娜 (Actor) | 金燕玲 | 楊尚斌 (Actor) | 蔡瀚億 (Actor) | 林海峰 | 鄭丹瑞 | 葛民輝 | 梁 祖堯 | 王宗堯 | 湯怡 | 周 家怡 郑欣宜 (Actor) | 周秀娜 (Actor) | 金燕玲 | 杨尚斌 (Actor) | 蔡瀚亿 (Actor) | 林海峰 | 郑丹瑞 | 葛民辉 | 梁 祖尧 | 王宗尧 | 汤怡 | 周 家怡 鄭欣宜(ジョイス・チェン) (Actor) | 周秀娜 (クリッシー・チャウ) (Actor) | 金燕玲(イレイン・カム) | 楊尚斌 (ベン・ヨン) (Actor) | ベイビージョン・チョイ (Actor) | 林海峰(ジャン・ラム) | 鄭丹瑞(チェン・ダンソイ) | 葛民輝(エリック・コット) | Joey Leung | Gregory Wong | 湯怡 (キャシー・トン) | Catherine Chau Joyce Cheng (Actor) | Chrissie Chau (Actor) | Elaine Jin | Ben Yeung (Actor) | Babyjohn Choi (Actor) | Jan Lamb | Lawrence Cheng | Eric Kot | Joey Leung | Gregory Wong | Kathy Yuen (Tong Yee) | Catherine Chau
Director: Kearen Pang 彭秀慧 彭秀慧 Kearen Pang Kearen Pang
Writer: Kearen Pang 彭秀慧 彭秀慧 Kearen Pang Kearen Pang
Release Date: 2017-08-04
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 410 (g)
Shipment Unit: 3 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1061274436

Product Information

* 特別收錄 (20分鐘):
彭秀慧導演粵語導賞
- Trailer 預告
- 優先場花絮:優先場謝票、特別場謝票
-《29+1》你今年幾多歲?
-《29+1》製作特輯:愛情觀、事業觀、家庭觀
-《29+1》演員訪問
-《29+1》葛民輝訪問

舞台劇原著/改編/導演
彭秀慧

領銜主演
周秀娜 鄭欣宜

主演
蔡瀚億 楊尚斌 金燕玲

兩個同步踏入30歲的女生
一個不只屬於30歲的故事

* 香港亞洲電影節 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 閉幕電影 *
* 大阪亞洲電影節 Osaka Asia Film FEstival Audience Award 觀眾大賞 *
* Taipei Film Festival 19 台北電影節 入圍電影 *
* 尼斯國際影展 最佳外語電影導演 彭秀慧 *
* Cleveland International Film Festival Official Selection *
* 尼斯國際影展 三項提名 外語電影類別 *
* Female Eye Film Festival 最佳外語片提名 *
* Winner Sedona International -Film Festival- Screenwriting Award *

*** 首批附送【電影精美場刊】乙本 ***

這是一個發生在二零零五年的故事。

林若君,一個土生土長的典型香港都市女性。即將踏入「三字頭」的她,開始擁有大部分同年女子的憂慮:壓力升級的工作挑戰,雙親年紀老邁卻越變囉唆,穩定但恍如雞肋的愛情關係……種種不安突然來襲,更令她對三十歲感到前所未
有的恐懼。

黃天樂,同樣是快將三十的女生,卻踏著不一樣的人生路:未嘗戀愛,事業一事無成然而永遠樂天知命,生日前她決定提起行李箱完成兒時夢想。

她們互不認識,性格各異,因緣際會林卻搬進了黃的家,沒想到二人竟是同年同月同日出生,林若君通過黃天樂的日記閱讀著對方人生點滴,兩個女子的故事漸漸融合……到底是誰闖進了誰的世界?

【29+1 電影原聲大碟CD】Track List
1. Introduction: 三十倒數
2. OMB… (Oh my boss)
3. 一個旅人
(主唱:6號@Rubber Band)
4. 惡夢之循環
5. 保重
6. 相遇
7. 走吧!
8. Fake A Smile
(主唱:李拾壹)
9. 你還記得嗎
10. 早班火車
(主唱:Beyond)
11. A Stop To Stay
(主唱:Sonia Raphael)
12. 斷
13. 誰闖進了誰的世界
14. 對話
15. 不如…我等你
16. 黃天樂的巴黎鐵塔
17. 由零開始
(主唱:張國榮)
18. Finale: HOME
(主唱:翁瑋盈)
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Professional Review of "29+1 (2016) (DVD + Keyholder + Booklet + OST) (2-Disc Special Edition) (Hong Kong Version)"

December 7, 2017

The multi-talented actress, stage producer and writer Kearen Pang brings her popular one-person play 29+1 to the screen, making her debut as a director in the process, having toured the show from 2005 to 2013 to acclaim in Hong Kong, Beijing and Macau. Starring Chrissie Chau (Break Up 100) and Joyce Cheng (Special Female Force), the film is a bittersweet drama following the experiences of two very different women as they approach the daunting prospect of turning thirty, and had its premiere at the Osaka Asian Film Festival where it won the Audience Award, before going on to win Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature Film at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice.

Set in 2005, the film opens with Chrissie Chau as Christy, a marketing executive who seems to be doing very well in her life, enjoying a successful career and in a long-term relationship with a caring boyfriend (Benjamin Yeung, Three). Things change when she is kicked out of her apartment by her landlord, and with her 30th birthday fast approaching has to re-evaluate her future, facing up to a series of difficulties and challenges. By chance, she moves into an apartment previously inhabited by Tin Lok (Joyce Cheng), who was born on the same day as her, and who decided to fulfil her lifelong dream of travelling the world with her best friend (Babyjohn Choi, Vampire Cleanup Department). A cheerful soul, undeterred by her lack of a career or boyfriend, Lok seems a very different woman indeed, though after Christy finds and reads her diary, their lives and experiences begin to intertwine.

It's fitting that it's Kearen Pang herself who has adapted 29+1 for the screen, as it's clearly a very personal work, and one which feels refreshingly genuine, much more so than other similarly themed offerings. Though the themes dealt with are nothing new, the film covering life, love, relationships, friendship and the harsh fact that maturity usually means learning to deal with disappointment, Pang does a great job of making the film realistic and believable, and ensuring that its target audience will be able to relate to the characters and their experiences. The film is engaging and moving as a result, and while there are a few unnecessary sermon-like speeches – likely a hangover from the original stage version – and some fourth wall-breaking scenes of Christy addressing the camera and fantasy inserts don't really fit, it all hangs together well. Partly this is down to Pang's sharp and grounded script, which does somewhat recall the style of Pang Ho-cheung (Pang featured in his Vulgaria as well as writing Isabella), working in some observational comedy along with the character development.

What really gives the film a boost is the two fine lead performances from Chrissie Chau and Joyce Cheng – Pang played both roles in the stage play, which would have been less likely to work on the screen. Chau has come a long way as an actress over the last few years, and she manages to make Christy flawed but essentially likeable, and a more complex figure than those who often turn up in life lesson-heavy dramas of the type. Joyce Cheng is similarly charismatic, and though Tin Lok could potentially have been much more one-note and used mainly as a free-spirited counterpart to Christy, she adds depth to the role as well as a light-hearted sense of fun.

While probably none of this is going to convince audiences outside the demographic of female-themed life dramas, 29+1 has a lot going for it, and should certainly be enjoyed by fans of the form. Helped by Chrissie Chau and Joyce Cheng's winning turns and Kearen Pang's multi-layered script and heartfelt approach, it’s a film which succeeds in its modest ambitions, and which for the most part successfully navigates the tricky task of transplanting a stage play to the screen.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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