Live on 30th September 2013
A Robin Hood style story about a group who name themselves the Red Azaleas to steal from the rich to give to the poor set in ancient China - produced by left-wing The Great Wall Studio, the criticisms against the corrupt oppressive leaders in the film could be an allegory of the colonial Hong Kong government of the time this film was made.
Toward the end of the Cultural Revolution, the ballet Red Detachment of Women was adapted to a Beijing opera.
Yung (Ng Cho-fan) is an upper-class kid who has fallen from grace. He forms a warped relationship with a rich widow (Pak Yin), only to meet again his wife (Siu Yin Fei) with whom he’s lost touch during the war. The fateful affair eventually opens up a Pandora’s box, turning jealousy, betrayal and selfishness into fatal outcomes.