In this heartwarming drama, Yuk (Carlos Chan, To the Fore, HKC 2015) is a young short-order cook, surly and self-involved, who will find his life transformed in unexpected ways by interactions with new colleagues and friends. Recently fired and trying to avoid eviction, he enters a local assistance center for some financial help; seeing they might need help in their soup kitchen, he asks about a job. At the same time, he becomes friendly with a woman he calls Aunt Fanny (Kara Hui), whose senility has reached a stage where she poses a danger to herself. Though the two situations are initially viewed opportunistically—he needs a job and a place to live—the circumstances of encountering others who have different but equally difficult struggles give Yuk the impetus to be a better person. Representing two generations of Hong Kong superstardom, Chan and Hui have a funny, touching and utterly credible rapport.
Film Details
  • Country(ies): Hong Kong/China
  • Language(s): Cantonese
  • Year: 2016
  • Running time: 113
  • Director(s): Andy Lo
  • Producer(s): Albert Lee, Catharine Kwan, Daniel Yu
  • Writer(s): Andy Lo
  • Cinematographer(s): Tse Chung-to Kenny
  • Editor(s): Azrael Chung
  • Music: Yusuke Hatano
  • With: Carlos Chan, Kara Wai, Cya Liu
  • Print Source: Emperor Motion Pictures