Hui unmasks the idyll of a family and that of hong kong. Night and fog 2009, simon yam, zhang jingchu, amy chum, jacqueline law, yim chauwah night and fog 2009, simon yam, zhang jingchu hong kong movie poster film cast chinese movie share. Night and fog, named after nuit et brouillard 1955, alain resnais documentary about concentration camps, looks at the difficult problem of domestic violence. Lugard road near the peak is a very popular place to see such natural phenomenon. Entered into the 2017 hong kong asian film festival. What hasnt changed is the fact that hui remains among hong kongs best local. Following a spate of murders, suicides and coupled by unemployment, the isolated town of tin shui wai in the northern new territories has been dubbed as the city of. Night and fog film 2009 wikipedia bahasa indonesia. Framed as a documentary, the film is an unsettling view of life inside the nazi concentration. Fog is quite common between february to april in hong kong. Nuit et brouillard night and fog 1955 rotten tomatoes. Domestic violence gets a compelling onceover in hong kong vet ann huis night and fog, which rises above its lowbudget limitations on the basis of its hotbutton topic and stellar performances. The drama that unfolds in the film is mainly carried by the two fantastic.
Nuit et brouillard is a 1956 french documentary short film. The film stars simon yam and zhang jingchu who play the couple. March 22, 2009 hong kong international film festival. Hkiff to open with shinjuku incident, night and fog news. Sugar is the rooftop bar of east hotel, which, as the name promises, is on the eastern side of hong kong island. Alain resnaiss night and fog nuit et brouillard, 1955 is a 31minute film about the nazi concentration camps that has been called the greatest documentary film every made indeed, francois truffaut called it simply the greatest film ever made 1. I dont possess a vocabulary to convey the impact the images had upon me. For lings life is not night and day, its night and fog and essentially her only beautiful moments came back on the mainland, exploring and working hard for her family. Reviewed at hong kong film festival opener, march 22, 2009. Berdasarkan pada sebuah kasus pembunuhan yang terjadi di tin shui wai pada 2004, film tersebut beruypaya untuk menumbuhkan kesadaran dari beberapa masalah yang berkaitan dengan imigran baru di hong kong.
The story of night and fog is based on a real murdersuicide case in 2004 and draws a picture of hong kong, which is viewed by mainland chinese as a city of hope, in a way that couldnt be more dismal and depressing. The story starts at the end and it plays out like a mystery. An elderly man from hong kong takes a wife from outside the city and goes on to neglect and abuse the woman. The film is a bleak account of a true life murder of a chinese immigrant and her two children by her estranged hong kong husband. Sometimes people are fortunate to see the fairyland formed by highrise buildings and the fog. Its not a kung fu movie, its not slapstick humour, its not even a tragiromantic drama and doesnt have a single famous movie star in it.
Zhang jingchu plays the embattled and battered wife. Night and fog is a 2009 hong kong film directed by ann hui. Hong kong hong kongs disadvantaged underclass has become a popular topic in recent years, and with the economy such as it is, ann huis newest, night and. Filmmaker ann hui examines a marriage gone wrong and shows how love soured into brutal hatred in this drama from hong kong. Ten years after the liberation of the nazi concentration camps, filmmaker alain resnais documented the abandoned grounds of auschwitz. Moreover, on mountains above 800m, hikers can see the stunning scene of cloud sea if they are lucky. Hong kong foggy night jungle free stock footage motion places. Night and fog visible secrets independent cinema office. Download our free hd video footage, or purchase high quality 4k clips. Opening this years prestigious hong kong international film festival, night and fog is an absorbing tale of a main land chinese womans experiences in hong kongs tin shui wai, or city of sadness, housing complex. May 14, 2009 night and fog, named after nuit et brouillard 1955, alain resnais documentary about concentration camps, looks at the difficult problem of domestic violence.
I had heard the phrase night and fog, but had missed the true meaning of it until i saw this movie sitting on a shelf in a local video store. Jan 05, 2016 china is not nazi germany, of course, but the recent articles about hong kong booksellers who have disappeared brings the notion of night and fog to mind. The acting and direction of night and fog are pitch perfect. Hui gradually unmasks the idyll of the peaceful family and that of hong kong as the promised land for gold seekers. Despite the lurid subject matter and controversial setting, night and fog isnt unchecked sensationalism. Hong kong fog hong kong is a stunning city with world famous skyline surrounded by mountains and water. Icc in hong kong also has the challenge of windows that slop upwards to add to the complexity. Hong kong hong kongs disadvantaged underclass has become a popular topic in recent years, and with the economy such as it is, ann huis newest, night and fog, couldnt have more relevancy if it tried. Hong kong foggy night jungle free stock footage by motion places. Selected by olga wormser and henri michel, these texts described daily life in. Domestic violence gets a compelling onceover in hong kong vet ann huis night and fog, which rises above its lowbudget limitations on the basis of its hotbutton topic and stellar. Night and fog 2009 ann hui synopsis, characteristics. Detailing the real life murdersuicide in 2004 of a mainland immigrant the character of ling played by zhang jingchu from beast stalker, her hong kong husband lee.
Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in poland, the film combines new color and black and white footage with black and white newsreels, footage shot by the victorious allies, and stills, to tell the story not only of the camps, but to portray the horror of mans brutal inhumanity. Precious few quiet moments are available in hong kong and tin shui wai but she savours the ones she can. Jingchu zhang nails her ambitious peasant girl from the heartland who made it by marrying a hong kong man part. Night and fog represents the peak of director alain resnais activities as a shortsubject filmmaker. Night and fog is an absorbing tale of a mainland chinese womans experiences in hong kongs tin shui wai, or city of sadness, housing. Editors choice for 29th hong kong film awards cnn travel. The 29th hong kong film awards nomination announced 20100210 shinjuku incident and night and fog to open the 33rd hong kong international film festival 20090308. Derek yees shinjuku incident, starring jackie chan, and ann huis night and fog will open this years hong kong international film festival march 22april which announced its lineup today. Directed by alain resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of german concentration camps.
Based on a murder case that happened in tin shui wai in 2004, the film attempts to raise awareness of some issues related to new immigrants in hong kong. In love in the buff, the opening night movie at the hong kong film festival from director pang hocheung, miriam yeung and shawn yue reprise their roles as cherie and jimmy from the 2010 movie love in a puff. Following reports of her death, a number of people who had come into contact with her, recollect events in her life when questioned by the police. Tin shui wai dik ye yu mo aka night and fog was the opening night feature at the 2009 hong kong film festival.
One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the holocaust, night and fog nuit. Night and fog 2009 hui unmasks the idyll of a family and that of hong kong. The story of night and fog is based on a real murdersuicide case in 2004 and draws a picture of hong kong, which is viewed by mainland chinese as a city of hope. Mar 23, 2009 hong kong s disadvantaged underclass has become a popular topic in recent years, and with the economy such as it is, ann huis newest, night and fog, couldnt have more relevancy if it tried. Night and fog 2009, simon yam, zhang jingchu hong kong. In that movie, cherie and jimmy meet on their smoke breaks in hong kong and pair up. In 1954, hachette published a book of eyewitness accounts of the deportation of the jews. As the film begins, a broadcast journalist is reporting the shocking story of lee sum, a man who killed his wife, wong hiuling zhang jingchu, and their two children before taking his own life. The film follows a married wife from mainland china who lived in the outer hong kong projects of tin shui wai with an abusive husband. Oct 23, 2009 night and fog is an absorbing tale of a mainland chinese womans experiences in hong kongs tin shui wai, or city of sadness, housing complex. Night and fog was made in collaboration with scriptwriter jean cayrol, a sur. Night and fog is a 1956 french documentary short film. Plot the film follows a married wife from mainland china who lived in the outer hong kong projects of tin shui wai with an abusive husband.
No one knows where these booksellers have gone, and thats probably the point. See the full list of night and fog cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Based on a murder case that happened in tin shui wai in 2004, the film attempts to raise. That the lowbudget retro action comedy was named best picture at the hong kong film awards reveals as much about our cinemas current nostalgic wave as it does. Simon yam tatwah, born march 19, 1955, is a hong kong actor and film producer. Hui gradually unmasks the idyll of the peaceful family and that of hong kong as the. Night and fog with music of fred vogels to show why back to normandy. In ann hui s most recent feature night and fog, she returns to hong kongs infamous city of sadness estate, tin shui wai. What hasnt changed is the fact that hui remains among hong kongs best local filmmakers. The drama that unfolds in the film is mainly carried by the two fantastic perfomances of the two main leads. The documentary features the abandoned grounds of auschwitz and majdanek established in occupied poland while describing the lives of prisoners in the camps. The documentary film from french director resnais set ten years after the second world war depicts the problems of auschwitz with shocking images from the concentration camps. The filmmakers researched the actual event, assembling the facts that they could while extrapolating on the few that they couldnt to create a compelling tale thats only a few steps short of a featurelength reenactment. There have been numerous books about the making of a film.599 1166 674 1086 1189 1597 1534 549 273 499 769 317 1495 1679 1006 1669 599 580 710 362 777 474 595 677 933 478 1034 208 1363 1482 736