| Ninth Happiness (1994)
Director: Clifton Ko
Cheung, Raymond Wong, Wu Qian Lian, Cheung Tat Ming
This is the only Hong Kong movie musical we know
to exist. The plot concerns the three Ma Lun brothers, who have come to
the ultra-nice town of Choi Yuen, the older two brothers intent on
stirring up trouble. These two are the town's new officials (positions
unspecified) and they are determined to turn the town into a den of
iniquity, complete with gambling dens and prostitution.
Meanwhile, the youngest brother (Leslie Cheung)
falls in love at first sight with Chi-Wan. Gau Gau, a servant of the
town's resident wise rich woman (Mrs. Minister), falls in love with the
oldest brother (Raymond Wong) because there was a prophecy that she
would fall in love with a bearded man. And then there is Heung (who eats
constantly throughout the entire film) and Kenny Bee, another couple.
In standard musical comedy form, there is of
course a comedy of errors when Chi-Wan and Kenny Bee see Heung and
Leslie Cheung together (Heung is helping Leslie win Chi-Wan's heart) and
they assume that they are having an affair.
List Price: US $19.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
"Some Content May Be Inappropriate For
Children" (roughly equal to an MPPA rating of
"PG-13") Films rated Category IIA may contain
mild violence such as martial arts, mild nudity that is
not sexually oriented, mild explicit language and some
mild adult situations.