Wednesday, November 11, 2015

RETURN OF THE CUCKOO《十月初五的月光》SINGAPORE GALA PREMIERE! [Movie Review]

 


RETURN OF THE CUCKOO is the spin-off from the well-loved Hong Kong drama. It tells the endearing tale of Man Cho (Chi Lam Cheung) who was rendered mute since young and Kwan-Ho (Charmaine Sheh). Better known as 澳门街, the drama series which premiered in July 2000, featured a star-studded ensemble including Chi Lam Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Nancy Sit and Michael Tong.

The movie, RETURN OF THE CUCKOO, is by Hong Kong renowned director Patrick Kong 叶念琛, and features a stellar cast of Hong Kong’s biggest stars including Chi Lam Cheung 张智霖, Charmaine Sheh 佘诗曼, Nancy Sit 薛家燕, Michael Tong唐文龍, as well as Joe Chen陈乔恩from Taiwan.

The original theme song 《祝君好》is sang by male lead Chi Lam Cheung; the cover version for the movie is sang by our very own local songbird Kit Chan 陈洁仪.
 
 

 
SYNOPSIS

On the day of Macau’s handover in 1999, Man-Cho (Chi Lam Cheung), Kiki (Joe Chen) and their neighbors were celebrating Aunty Q ‘s birthday (Nancy Sit). Kwan-Ho migrated to the US for some years and she made a surprise appearance at the birthday party. Despite the jovial ambience, Man-Cho noticed that Kwan-ho is strangely quiet and seems troubled.
 
At the same night, Man-Cho receives news that Lai-Sun has died in a car accident, Man-Cho was worried and followed Kwan-ho to the hotel, he eventually saves her from her suicide attempt.   After Kwan-ho got discharged from hospital, she is still sad and often deep in thoughts. Man-Cho, Aunty Q and Kiki tried their best to cheer Kwan–ho up by showering her with care and concern.
 
Through the years, Man-Cho,Kwan-Ho, Kam-Sing and Aunty Q have experienced the joys and
sorrows of life. While things seem to be going fine, bad news strikes: Man-Cho learns that he has cancer and has less than half a year to live…
 
 
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SINGAPORE GALA PREMIERE!
 
We missed the Red Carpet though..

but we are still lucky to see them up-close right in front of us from the first few rows of the seats.



 
Here I am with my excited blogger friend, Tracy Wong who really likes Julian Cheung a lot.
The storyline was pretty good.. and both of us enjoyed the show.
 
Movie rating: 8/10
 
 
 
RETURN OF THE CUCKOO《十月初五的月光》
IN CINEMAS ON 12 NOVEMBER 2015
 Remember to catch it before it ends.
 
 

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