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Echoes of the Rainbow (2010)

Sui yuet san tau (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 March 2010 (Hong Kong)
The ups and downs of a Hong Kong family and their shoe shop as seen through the eyes of their eccentric eight-year-old son.

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Alex Law

Writer:

Alex Law
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Yam ... Mr. Law
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Mrs. Law
Aarif Rahman ... Desmond Law / Big Ears (as a teenager) (as Aarif)
Buzz Chung Buzz Chung ... Big Ears
Paul Chun ... Big Uncle - barber (as Paul Chiang)
Evelyn Choi Evelyn Choi ... Flora Liu
Ping Ha ... Grandma (as Teresa Loo)
Vincent Kok ... Mr. Ho, the tailor (Guest star)
Ann Hui ... Miss Chan - Big Ears' teacher (guest star)
Lawrence Ah Mon Lawrence Ah Mon ... Goldfish Seller (as Lawrence Lau)
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Doctor (guest star)
Clifton Ko ... Customer with three kids (guest star)
Chun Chau Ha ... Mrs. Law's Father (Guest star) (as Ng Kam Chuen)
King-Cheong Lung King-Cheong Lung ... (Guest star)
Tina Lau Tina Lau ... Flora's mom (Guest star) (as Tina Liu)
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The ups and downs of a Hong Kong family and their shoe shop as seen through the eyes of their eccentric eight-year-old son.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

11 March 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Echoes of the Rainbow See more »

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$3,106,414
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Wing Lee Street, the setting and filming location had been subjected to a redevelopment plan despite objections by the locals as the street; however its success at the Berlin International Film Festival ensured the wishes of the protesters as the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), who proposed the redevelopment abandoned the plan. See more »

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HK Neo Reviews: Echoes of the Rainbow
18 July 2010 | by webmaster-3017See all my reviews

Tagline: One of the simplest yet pleasantly emotional movies of the year...

Simon Yam has finally found his ground. After years of nominations, sweats and determination, Yam has won his most wanted award – HK Best Actor. Gladly he deserved it with both hands down. A bravo display from a true veteran at work and to say this is his best ever performance cannot be departed with understatement. The scene in the gushing of wind leading to the collapse of the shoe shop, confirms to us that Yam has finally hit the right emotional buttons. Well done. Usual writer Alex Law tries his hand at directing and the result is extraordinarily.

The story is a personal one and yet portrays the time frame of Hong Kong in the 1960s so perfectly that one feels immense into the every situation. It is rare that you come out of a commercial Hong Kong film with the same subtle feelings not seen since Ann Hui's The Way We Are. Yet, this film is far more accessible, simple and yet astonishingly moving. Echoes of the Rainbow do go the route taken, but goes about it in the most effective and simplistic of manner. Led by an excellent star turn from Buzz Chung who simply chew the scenes with both cuteness and innocence, adding to a mix is perhaps a slight mis-cast in Sandra Kwan, who still manages to impress. Perhaps, Teresa Mo (Mr. Cinema) may be a more suitable candidate for the role. The expression on Buzz's face when he hears about the death is almost seamlessly touching and almost lingering. Upcoming singer, Aarif Lee also does well and the award winning performance from Simon Yam sums up the movie. Exceeds expectations and beautiful to endure.

All in all, Echoes of the Rainbow fills the heart and the soul and despite its flaws, simplicity, it works. The film is most probably best Hong Kong film of the year and comes highly recommended...(Neo 2010)

I rate it 9/10

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