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Those Were the Days
Year: 1996
Director: Eric Tsang Chi-Wai
Producer: Eric Tsang Chi-Wai
Writer: James Yuen Sai-Sang, Aubrey Lam Oi-Wah, Wong Yuen-Yin
Cast: Loletta Lee Lai-Chun, Amanda Lee Wai-Man, Karen Mok Man-Wai, Linda Wong Hing-Ping,Leila Tong Ling, Annie Man Chung-Han, Choi Si-Man, Lillian Ho Ka-Lei, Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, Josie Ho Chiu-Yee, Koo Kwai-Kwan, Hilary Tsui Ho-Ying, Carlo Ng Ka-Lok, Wong Pau-Lung, Tang Lai-Ming, Bak Ka-Sin, John Tang Yat-Kwan, Poon Fong-Fong, Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung, Johnny Tang Siu-Cheun, Chin Kar-Lok, Cheung Chung-Dik, Jordan Chan Siu-Chun
The Skinny: Well-meaning but uninteresting and obligatory coming-of-age film from UFO.
by Kozo:
Companion piece to the ďBanana RipeningĒ series focuses on a quartet of girls and their coming of age struggles. Basically, itís Now and Then in Hong Kong from the guys at UFO. Marginally charming, the film doesnít really succeed like its predecessors, which were telling, charming, and painfully bittersweet. This film is merely whimsical, and the moments donít really grab you. The young female actors are all right, but there arenít really any standouts. The big stars are the adult counterparts, played by Loletta Lee, Karen Mok, Linda Wong and Amanda Lee. Sadly, they only appear in minor segues. Eric Tsang is a fine actor and a genial personality, but he's never really proven himself to be that good a director. The efforts from Joe Ma and Samson Chiu surpass this film, which is a reasonable watch, but not as emotionally involving as either Yesterme Yesteryou Yesterday or Over the Rainbow Under the Skirt. There was another film that came out around the same time as this with the same title. Alas, it was a triad film. (Kozo 1996)
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