| Working Class (1985)
Director: Tsui Hark
Starring: Sam Hui,
A funny, original, and classic comedy. One of the
few films that feature the brilliant director Tsui Hark as an actor.
A lower-eschelon employee at a noodle plant tries
to date the aloof but beautiful daughter of the facility's slave-driving
owner, earning him the comic derision of his friends on the line.
Sam Hui is constantly getting fired from jobs –
often for no reason of his own. Tsui Hark (yes, he also directed and
acted in this film) and Teddy Robins are also getting fired from jobs on
a regular basis, though in their case it usually is their fault.
The three men meet in a soccer match and end up
hating each other until they end up working at the same noodle factory
where they bond over their dislike of management (Ng Man-Tat). Ng
Man-Tat does everything he can to get them fired, but it always
backfires on him.
At the same time Hui has fallen in love with Joey
Wong. However, Hui's dislike of rich people – he tells Joey that he
would never marry a rich girl – is problematic for Joey. She is from a
very wealthy family and her father is also the chairman of the noodle
factory that Hui and his buddies work at and hate with passion. As a
result, she doesn't want to tell Hui about her family.
This is an enjoyable film, that follows the crazy
lives of three working men. It is somewhat touching at times, has good
performances (including by the rarely-seen Tsui Hark) and has a few Sam
Hui Tunes thrown in.
List Price: US $18.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
I - Suitable
for all audiences (roughly equal to an MPPA rating of
"G" or "PG") Films rated Category I
contain nothing most parents will consider offensive for
their children to see or hear. Nudity, drug use, explicit
language, violence and adult situations are largely
absent, and if present are seen only briefly and at a