| A Fighter's Blues (2000)
Director: Lee Yan-Kong
Lau, Takako Tokiwo
Despite its title, "A Fighter's Blues" is not so
much a story about fighting as it is about relationships and it brings
to mind an earlier film of similar design called 'Ah Long', starring
Chow Yun Fat. Both films are more about the characters involved than
about the sport they are centered around.
A Fighter's Blues (Ah Fu) tells the story of Mong
Fu, after 14 years in jail, he is released after brutally beating a
fellow boxer to death. Pim, who he had fallen in love with before going
to prison, has passed away, but Fu is learns that he has a daughter by
her. In search of her, he comes to a orphanage set up by sister Mioko.
Through some predictable bonding processes, Fu and
his daughter, Ploy, learn to cope with one another, as does Mioko, who
grows fond of Fu. But the past confronts Fu, and he doesn't know whether
to fulfill his support for his daughter and his nurture his growing
fondness for Mioko or continuing what he left behind in the ring.
Of course being a film about boxing, the climax of
the film leads to a final fight scene with the current Muy-Thai boxing
Overall, this film boasts a very good story with
well-staged (and somewhat brutal) fight sequences. There is also a
strong theme of romance and redemption, which help distinguish it from
films of similar story lines.
List Price: US $24.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.