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Traditional  全家福
Mandarin  Quán Jiā Fú
Directed by  Dean Shek
Initial release  1984
Box office  22.13 million HKD
Cinematography  Chan Kwok-Hung
7.3/10 IMDb

Simplified  全家福
Cantonese  Cyun Gaa Feok
Produced by  Raymond Wong
Director  Dean Shek
Production company  Cinema City & Films Co.
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Cast  Sam Hui, Dean Shek, Olivia Cheng, Jenny Tseng
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A Family Affair is a 1984 Hong Kong comedy-drama film directed by and starring Dean Shek, and co-starring Samuel Hui, Jenny Tseng, Olivia Cheng and Melvin Wong.

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Plot

Wing-cheung (Samuel Hui) and Nancy (Olivia Cheng) have separated due to personality clashes, leaving their pair of children, Tommy (Siu Ban-ban) and Maisy (Helen Chan), under the care of Nancy's father, Alex (Dean Shek). Not long after, Wing-cheung and Nancy have each met new lovers. Not wanting his grandchildren to fall into the hands of stepparents, Alex devise a plan for Wing-cheung and Nancy to reconcile. However, his plan backfires and Wing-cheung and Nancy eventually file for divorce. Feeling disappointed and upset, Tommy and Maisy run away from home.

Cast

  • Samuel Hui as Chan Wing-cheung
  • Dean Shek as Alex
  • Olivia Cheng as Nancy
  • Melvin Wong as George Ma
  • Jenny Tseng as Linda (special appearance)
  • Siu Ban-ban as Tommy
  • Helen Chan as Maisy
  • Yu Mo-lin as Cleaning lady
  • Yat-poon Chai as Policeman at station
  • Theme song

  • Love Is Invincible (無敵是愛)
  • Composer/Lyricist: Samuel Hui
  • Singer: Samuel Hui, Jenny Tseng
  • Critical

    So Good Review gave the film a negative review criticizing the mood of the film as "irritating" and its melodramatic moments as "hysteria".

    Box office

    The film grossed HK$22,129,187 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 15 August to 5 September 1984.

    References

    A Family Affair (1984 film) Wikipedia


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