DAAP HYUT CAM MUI

by Philip Yung
PORT OF CALL

Informations

Nation: Hong Kong

Year: 2015

Length: 126'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Chong Sir is a detective for the Hong Kong Police Department investigating the murder of a young prostitute killed by a customer. So far nothing unusual, until you consider that the victim and the murderer knew each other even though they never met before: on their first encounter, the girl asked her client to kill her. Chong Sir dives into the investigation, tapping into the killer and the victim’s personalities to shed light on the truth. [mp]

Director

Philip Yung

Philip Yung

Philip Yung has worked in television and cinema since 1998. He wrote and directed his first feature Glamorous Youth in 2009, which was well received in festivals in Hong Kong and abroad. He then directed the drama What’s Up Girls in 2014. Port of Call marks his first collaboration with Christopher Doyle; it was presented at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Far East Film Festival in Udine.

Filmography:
Ming mei shiguang (Glamorous Youth, 2009), Mei gaau siu nui (What’s Up Girls, 2014), Daap hyut cam mui (Port of Call, 2015).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Philip Yung
fotografia/cinematography
Christopher Doyle
montaggio/film editing
William Chang Suk-Ping, Liu Ching-Sung
suono/sound
Du Chih Tu
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Aaron Kwok (Chong Sir), Jessie Li (Jiamei Wang), Elaine Jin (May), Michael Ning (Chi-chung Ting), Patrick Tam (Smokey, il poliziotto/the policeman), Maggie Shiu (la signora Law/Madam Law)
produttori/producers
Julia Chu, Kingman Cho, Esther Koo
produzione/production
Mei Ah Entertainment Development, Inc., Golden Gate Productions


contatti/contacts
Mei Ah Entertainment
Winnie Chan
winniechan@meiah.com
www.meiah.com

Director statement

 “In April 2008, a murder and dismemberment case happened in Hong Kong. A sixteen-year-old young woman was killed while working as an on-call prostitute. Eerily, before she was killed, she said to her customer (in other words, her killer, a young man aged twenty-four), ‘I really want to die.’ I couldn’t get my mind off it. What would be the meaning and story behind this sentence? She must have meant it when she said it; otherwise her killer would not have taken it seriously. At the same time, why would the killer think that it was spoken from her heart, and decide to respond by actually killing her?”

Synopsis Learn more

Chong Sir is a detective for the Hong Kong Police Department investigating the murder of a young prostitute killed by a customer. So far nothing unusual, until you consider that the victim and the murderer knew each other even though they never met before: on their first encounter, the girl asked her client to kill her. Chong Sir dives into the investigation, tapping into the killer and the victim’s personalities to shed light on the truth. [mp]

Director All about direction

Philip Yung

Philip Yung

Philip Yung has worked in television and cinema since 1998. He wrote and directed his first feature Glamorous Youth in 2009, which was well received in festivals in Hong Kong and abroad. He then directed the drama What’s Up Girls in 2014. Port of Call marks his first collaboration with Christopher Doyle; it was presented at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Far East Film Festival in Udine.

Filmography:
Ming mei shiguang (Glamorous Youth, 2009), Mei gaau siu nui (What’s Up Girls, 2014), Daap hyut cam mui (Port of Call, 2015).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Philip Yung
fotografia/cinematography
Christopher Doyle
montaggio/film editing
William Chang Suk-Ping, Liu Ching-Sung
suono/sound
Du Chih Tu
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Aaron Kwok (Chong Sir), Jessie Li (Jiamei Wang), Elaine Jin (May), Michael Ning (Chi-chung Ting), Patrick Tam (Smokey, il poliziotto/the policeman), Maggie Shiu (la signora Law/Madam Law)
produttori/producers
Julia Chu, Kingman Cho, Esther Koo
produzione/production
Mei Ah Entertainment Development, Inc., Golden Gate Productions


contatti/contacts
Mei Ah Entertainment
Winnie Chan
winniechan@meiah.com
www.meiah.com

Director statement Read more

 “In April 2008, a murder and dismemberment case happened in Hong Kong. A sixteen-year-old young woman was killed while working as an on-call prostitute. Eerily, before she was killed, she said to her customer (in other words, her killer, a young man aged twenty-four), ‘I really want to die.’ I couldn’t get my mind off it. What would be the meaning and story behind this sentence? She must have meant it when she said it; otherwise her killer would not have taken it seriously. At the same time, why would the killer think that it was spoken from her heart, and decide to respond by actually killing her?”