Made in Hong Kong (film)

Made in Hong Kong (香港製造) is a 1997 Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Fruit Chan, executive produced and produced by Andy Lau and starring Sam Lee, Yim Hui-Chi, Wenders Li, and Tam Ka-Chuen. It won the Best Picture Award at the 1998 Hong Kong Film Awards along with 13 other wins and 6 nominations. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]

Made in Hong Kong
Directed byFruit Chan
Produced byAndy Lau
Doris Yang Ziming
Written byFruit Chan
StarringSam Lee
Yim Hui-Chi
Wenders Li
Tam Ka-Chuen
Music byLam Wah-Chuen
CinematographyLam Wah-Chuen
O Sing-Pui
Release date
  • 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) (Hong Kong)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryHong Kong

Much of the film is set in subsidised housing projects, which Chan considered to be 'a very Hong Kong thing' due to the high population density of the region.[3] Though the film is sometimes regarded as a response to the 1997 Hong Kong handover, Chan feels that Made in Hong Kong can also be viewed as a character-driven drama that reflects the lifestyle of many young Hong Kong people at the time.[3]

The film is made from leftover film reels and as such has a very low cost of production, even for an independent movie.

Cast and roles

  • Sam Lee - To Chung-Chau, 'Moon'
  • Neiky Yim Hui-Chi - Lam Yuk-Ping, 'Ping'
  • Wenders Li - Ah-Lung, 'Sylvester' (credited as Wenbers Li Tung-Chuen)
  • Amy Tam Ka-Chuen - Hui Bo San, 'Susan'
  • Carol Lam Kit-Fong - Mrs. Lam, Ping's mother
  • Doris Chow Yan-Wah - Mrs. To, Moon's mother
  • Siu Chung - Ms. Lee, social worker
  • Chan Tat-Yee - Fat Chan
  • Wu Wai-Chung - Keung
  • Sang Chan - 'Big Brother', Cheung Siu-Wing
  • Kelvin Chung - Doctor
  • Ah Ting - Moon's father
  • Jessica - Moon's father's current wife
  • Ah Wai - Assassin on skateboard
  • Ho B-Chai - Male student

See also


  1. Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. "45 Countries Submit Films for Oscar Consideration". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 1998. Archived from the original on 19 February 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. "Interview: Fruit Chan, 20 Years On from Made in Hong Kong". FilmDoo. 29 May 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
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