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After This Our Exile (2006)

Fu zi (original title)
After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

Director:

Patrick Tam

Writers:

Kai-Leong Tian (screenplay) (as Koi Leong Tian), Patrick Tam (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Chow Cheung-sheng
Charlie Yeung ... Lee Yuk-lin (as Charlie Young)
Ian Iskandar Gouw Ian Iskandar Gouw ... Lok Yun
Kelly Lin ... Fong
Hailu Qin ... Ha Je (as Hai Lu Qin)
Valen Hsu ... Jennifer
Tien You Chui ... Chow Lok-yun - young adult
Kam Weng Mok Kam Weng Mok
Yee Swee Tam Yee Swee Tam
Wai Chang Wai Chang ... (as Kong Heen Chang)
Guai Yuen Mak Guai Yuen Mak
Chit-Man Chan ... Strong Man (as Lester Chan)
Jun Hoe Thai Jun Hoe Thai
Allen Lin Allen Lin ... Sick boy's father (as Yi Lun Lin)
Hao Qin ... School bus driver
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After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

30 November 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

After This Our Exile See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$960,036
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (director's cut) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Lik goo lik goo dui dui pong (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Myself
Composed by Diane Chen
Lyrics by Kwan
Performed by Naiwen Yang
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Nicely done !
27 July 2007 | by ichocolatSee all my reviews

After This Our Exile is the English translation to this wonderful movie entitled 'Fu zi' (which means father in Chinese). It is directed by writer-director Patrick Tam.

This movie are starred by actor Aaron Kwok (father), actress Charlie Yeung (mother), and the 9-year old boy, newcomer Gouw Ian Iskandar.

In my opinion, this movie's storyline is very simple, but it touches your heart deeply as it deals with something very close to everybody.

Most Malaysians were surprised to see that the movie is set in Malaysia (in the city of Perak, Ipoh to be exact), vividly portraying the scenery & the culture of the warm Malaysia. The slang is quite entertaining to hear too as Malaysians are well-known to speak Bahasa Rojak (mixed up language which contains different slangs & language in dialogues i.e mixture of English + Hokkien + Mandarin. It is commonly used, but not for formal functions). Kudos to the director for the extra detail taken in this respect! The story is about a family, with Dad being a gambler, harassed by Ah Long (illegal money-lender who gives out loan & ask for a much higher amount than the debt given) & a strained relationship with his wife & son. Mom, on the other hand, was not happy anymore to be with Dad, as Dad constantly beat up Mom, & Mom wasn't able to live with the no-gooder husband. Then there's the Kid, the central of the entire movie.

I enjoyed watching the entire 1 hour 55 minute of this movie as it touches my heart deeply. Patrick Tam is a genius as he directs the movie in a more realistic way, instead of portraying it like the Hollywood, which is too unrealistic at times. The movie starts with "You are my sunshine, making me happy when skies are grey..." It's very touching. No, seriously. You are heartless if you don't at least feel sympathy to any of these characters.

I believe many Malaysians would want to see more of this movie, especially TMalaya users. :-)


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