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Chang Kuo Chu (Actor) | Joman Chiang (Actor) | Irene Wan (Actor) | Wei Wei (Actor)
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One of Hong Kong's most acclaimed authors, Liu Yi-chang has influenced a generation of Hong Kong artists that includes director Wong Kar Wai. Dubbed the first stream of consciousness style novel in Chinese literature, Liu's landmark 1962 novel The Drunkard has finally made into a film by veteran cultural figure Freddie Wong. In his directorial debut, Wong offers a surprisingly authentic recreation of 1960s Hong Kong that serves as the setting for his mesmerizing vision of Liu's masterpiece. John Chang (Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day) delivers a brilliant performance as a talented writer who goes on a path of self-destruction filled with alcohol and women. Alongside the veteran actor is Hong Kong indie queen Joman Chiang, who turns in the highlight of her career with a daring dual-role performance.

Lau (John Chang) may love to indulge in a bit of alcohol and womanizing, but he's also a serious writer who's respected by his colleagues in the cultural world. However, his work is getting less and less respect from his commercial-minded editor, who forces Lau to write action-filled wuxia serials and erotic stories. After an attempt at a tasteful, cultural magazine fails, Lau succumbs to the commercial reality and writes practically anything to survive. Haunted by his memories of World War II and his professional failures, Lau falls even deeper into his addiction of drink and woman…

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Product Title: The Drunkard (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 酒徒 (DVD) (香港版) 酒徒 (DVD) (香港版) 酒徒 (DVD) (香港版) The Drunkard (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Chang Kuo Chu (Actor) | Joman Chiang (Actor) | Irene Wan (Actor) | Wei Wei (Actor) | Katie Kwok (Actor) | Yim Ho (Actor) | Lam Chiu Wing (Actor) | Elena Kong (Actor) 張國柱 (Actor) | 蔣 祖曼 (Actor) | 溫碧霞 (Actor) | 韋偉 (Actor) | 郭 善珩 (Actor) | 嚴浩 (Actor) | 林超榮 (Actor) | 江美儀 (Actor) 张国柱 (Actor) | 蒋 祖曼 (Actor) | 温碧霞 (Actor) | 韦伟 (Actor) | 郭 善珩 (Actor) | 严浩 (Actor) | 林超荣 (Actor) | 江美仪 (Actor) 張國柱(チョン・クォックチュウ) (Actor) | 蒋祖曼(ジョーマン・チャン) (Actor) | 温碧霞(アイリーン・ワン) (Actor) | Wei Wei (Actor) | Katie Kwok (Actor) | 厳浩(イム・ホー) (Actor) | Lam Chiu Wing (Actor) | Elena Kong (Actor) Chang Kuo Chu (Actor) | Joman Chiang (Actor) | Irene Wan (Actor) | Wei Wei (Actor) | Katie Kwok (Actor) | Yim Ho (Actor) | Lam Chiu Wing (Actor) | Elena Kong (Actor)
Director: Huang Guo Zhao 黃 國兆 黄 国兆 Huang Guo Zhao Huang Guo Zhao
Release Date: 2011-04-21
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional 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: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIB
Duration: 106 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1024292595

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Director: Freddie Wong

The film is based on the celebrated novel with the same name by Liu Yichang. Set in 1960s Hong Kong, this is the world in which writer Mr. Lau is forced to make a living writing popular martial-arts stories and pulp fiction, and seeks the only escape through alcohol. Often lost is drunken stupor, Lau can temporarily forget, but can never alter, the harsh reality of life. Lau meets and falls for the young and beautiful Lulu who works at a night club, and has a one night-stand affair with landlady Mrs. Wong which made him frustrated and depressed. His relationship with his mature but highly realistic girlfriend Lily also comes to a bitter end. Finally he meets Old Mrs. Lei who rents him a room and treats him like her son. But is her kindness and generosity a blessing or a curse for Lau, and will it lead to his salvation or downfall?
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This film has received 1 award nomination(s). All Award-Winning Asian Films

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