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This Chinese flick is said to be one of the top 100 Hong Kong films of the Eighties.
I’m talking about the the award-winning 1989 Hong Kong drama comedy titled “A Fishy Story“( 不脫襪的人).
It is pronounced in Chinese as, Bù tuō wà de rén.
The story is written by Eddie Fong Ling-Ching (方令正), Lo Wing Keung (盧永強) and Anthony Chan Yau (陳友).
The two main characters in this film are Hong Kong singer, musician, and actor Kenny Bee (Chung Chun-to, 鍾鎮濤) and Hong Kong screen goddess Maggie Cheung Man-yuk (張曼玉).
Maggie Chung was the first runner up of the 1983 Miss Hong Kong pageant who turned actress.
This movie was directed by directed by Kenny Bee’s band mate, the drummer of the now-defunct Canto-pop band “The Wynners” (溫拿樂隊), Anthony Chan Yau (陳友).
In fact, Anthony Chan Yau himself acted a minor part in the movie.
The story is about a taxi driver Ah Chung (Kenny Bee) caught between two women, an elderly wealthy socialite (Josephine Koo Mei-Wah, 顧美華) and Huang an a young aspiring actress (Maggie Cheung) set amid the political unrest in Hong Kong during the 1967.
To be exact, the Hong Kong 1967 leftist riots.
The 1967 Riots in Hong Kong were started by Chinese Communist Party sympathizers against the British Hong Kong government.
不脫襪的人 A Fishy Story
In this comedy drama film, Maggie Cheung plays an aspiring starlet who leads wealthy men on in hopes of furthering her acting career.
While Kenny Bee, her neighbor, who lives upstairs is a struggling taxi driver and a rich woman’s toy boy.
In the beginning of the story, Kenny and Maggie don’t get along well and even despise each other.
However, after they both have gone through the ups and downs individually, they gradually become parts of each other.
There is a funny scene where Kenny Bee makes a big fuss over the money which the rich lady leaves for him.
He tears up the paper note, throws it away, and then picks it up and tape the torn pieces together with cellophane tape
There are two humorous scenes in the movies which involved Maggie Cheung.
One is where Maggie tries to order food in English in a posh restaurant.
The other one is when she learns to speak English language from a Sikh character, while she is filing her nails away.
The English lesson is:
Every Monday I eat chicken curry.
Every Tuesday I take a cup of tea.
Every Wednesday I eat spaghetti or chapati.
The 1959 hit song “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” by The Platters is used for the black and white opening montage and the closing of the film.
“A Fishy Story” was critically acclaimed and box office hit in Hong Kong and received raving reviews by critics.
In fact, Maggie Cheung won her very first Best Actress Awards for this movie at 9th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Maggie Cheung went on to win the Best Actress Awards again at the Hong Kong Film Awards, for movies which include: “Comrades: Almost A Love Story” (1997), “The Soong Sisters” (1998), and “In The Mood For Love” (2001).
By the way, “The Fishy Story” also won the Best Cinematography award.
It is the work of cinematographer and film director Peter Pau Tak-Hei (鮑德熹).
Incidentally, he is the same Peter Pau who won the Academy Award for Best Cinematographer in 2000 for his work on Ang Lee’s martial arts epic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon“.
Here is the trailer of Chinese movie “A Fishy Story“:
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