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Friday, November 21, 2008

Tin shui wai dik yat yu ye (The Way We Are)

IMDB Rating: 8.4

Dubbed the "City of Sadness", Hong Kong's Tin Shui Wai became the subject of much local scrutiny in 2007 and 2008 for its myriad socioeconomic problems and tragic fallouts. The city's high rates of suicide, unemployment, domestic violence, and youth crime raised a red flag that exploded in the media after a series of headline-splashing suicides. Tin Shui Wai quickly became the backdrop for two films - Lawrence Lau's gritty youth film Besieged City and Ann Hui's low-key docudrama The Way We Are - that provide two very different visions of life in the City of Sadness. While Lau's tale of wayward teens highlighted the city's much-publicized problems, Ann Hui (The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, Boat People) steadfastly avoids sensationalism or drama in her organic study of the way people are in Tin Shui Wai..

Link: IMDB