Released to critical acclaim in 1997, the year of the Hong Kong handover, Fruit Chan’s Made in Hong Kong was praised as an anarchic masterpiece, a powerful distillation of urban alienation and youthful despair.
Moon (Sam Lee) is a small-time triad, stuck in an endless cycle of pointless violence with no hope of escape. After he and his friends witness the suicide of a young girl, they embark on a journey to deliver two letters she had on her when she died.
Produced on a shoestring budget, with non-professional actors and using discarded film reels for stock, the film has been rescued from obscurity and fully restored in 4K in time for its 20th anniversary in 2017 , thanks to the Far East Film Festival, in collaboration with Andy Lau’s Hong Kong production company, Focus Film.
- LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [2000 Units]
- 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from a 4K digital restoration
- Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio
- Optional English subtitles
- New interview with director Fruit Chan
- New interview with producer Doris Yang
- New interview with producer Daniel Yu
- New interview with Marco Muller, former director of the Locarno Film Festival
- A collector’s booklet featuring new writing by film historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas & Tony Rayns; Fruit Chan’s director’s statement from the film’s original 1997 press release; and an interview with director Fruit Chan from 2017, after the film’s restoration