The Resource Floating city

Floating city

Label
Floating city
Title
Floating city
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
chi
Summary
In the early 1990s, Bo Wah Chuen (Aaron Kwok) attracts great attention as a business executive in the Imperial East India Company of Hong Kong, his prominence overshadowing even that of his British superiors. However, twenty years ago, when he takes the company's entry test, all he has to show for himself is the plea, "I could read and write". His rise to prominence has as much to do with British's imminent return of Hong Kong to China, as it has to do with his considerable ability. To the astonishment of many, Bo Wah Chuen looks nothing like a Chinese. As a child, he has to endure much jeering as he looks nothing like his six siblings. People are amazed at the sight of a Caucasian looking fisherman in colonial Hong Kong. Though he is desperate to discover the origin of his peculiar features, every time he asks his parents, all he could get out of them is a good beating.Chuen's father dies in a fishing accident. His mother (Josie Ho/Nina Paw) incurs his father's debts, forcing her to send her older children off to an orphanage, and the younger ones to various foster homes, in order to lessen the financial burden. Meanwhile, thanks to his friend Lau Chiu Lik (Joe Leung), Chuen is initiated into the Imperial East India Company. Starting out as a lowly office assistant, Chuen gradually climbs up the company's hierarchy, while attending night school on the side. During this crucial period, he is befriended by Fion (Annie Liu), a westernized, upper-class lady who provides Chuen with much needed advice on his conduct in the parochial world of a colonial trading company. In the meantime, however, his wife Tai (Charlie Yeung), similarly from a fishing background, feels increasingly isolated from this new reality.With Chuen's help, his mother turns herself from an illiterate wife of a fisherman to the first woman in Hong Kong to acquire a boating license. The family is finally united. On the eve of Hong Kong's handover to China, as the British flag is lowered down in the stormy weather, Chuen discovers the secret of his origin
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
hoopla (Digital media service)
Credits note
Directed by Yim Ho
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Guo Fucheng, Yang Caini, Bao Qijing, He Chaoyi, Liu Xinyou
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1949-
  • 1974-
  • 1965-
  • 1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Liu, Xinyou
  • Ho, Josie
  • Bao, Qijing
  • Yeung, Charlie
  • Guo, Fucheng
  • Yan, Hao
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Success in business
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Floating city
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11020133
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 105 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
812491014103 (physical video recording)
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
MWT11020133
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11020133
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Floating city
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11020133
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 105 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
812491014103 (physical video recording)
Other physical details
sound, color.
Publisher number
MWT11020133
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11020133
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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