Farewell To A Warrior (辞郞洲) (1976)

  • March 23, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre

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  • 23/3 FAREWELL TO A WARRIOR - General$10.00
  • 23/3 FAREWELL TO A WARRIOR - Senior Citizen$9.00
  • 23/3 FAREWELL TO A WARRIOR - Concession$9.00
  • 23/3 FAREWELL TO A WARRIOR - Explorer$8.50
  • 23/3 FAREWELL TO A WARRIOR - Supporter$8.00
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Original/Alternative title: 辞郞洲
Director: Chor Yuen
Runtime: 88 min
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Teochew with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Synopsis

In 1276, the Mongol forces of the Yuan Dynasty swiftly captured Nanking and continued their advance southward, relentlessly pursuing the retreating Song army. Emperor Chang Shih-chieh of the Song Dynasty turned to the renowned General Chang Ta for leadership in this dire situation. Initially hesitant to engage in the conflict, General Chang Ta’s resolve is bolstered by his persuasive wife and brilliant strategist, Chen Pi-niang. She bids her husband farewell and remains in Haizhou to safeguard the district alongside local militia.

As the months rolled on, Pi-niang receives an urgent call for reinforcements, fully aware that her husband is at the frontlines. Without hesitation, she springs into action, rapidly assembling a rescue mission with the assistance of local villagers and the dedicated fisherman Meng Zhao (Ye Feng) and his wife.

Farewell to A Warrior is a cinematic adaptation of the classic Chinese opera, representing legendary Hong Kong director Chor Yuen’s sole foray into the Teochew opera genre. Despite being of Hakka descent, Ye Feng was chosen to portray the role of Meng Zhao and skillfully delivered the Teochew operatic singing.

辞郞洲
导演 : 楚原
片长 : 88分钟
地区:香港
语言:潮语(英文字幕)
等级:PG

《辞郞洲》由同名潮剧戏宝改编,是大导演楚原唯一一部以潮语为主的戏曲电影;身为客家人的野峰在电影里成功饰演潮剧角色,对两者来说都意义重大。

故事发生于南宋末年,元兵南下,直逼广东潮州一带,宋帝下诏大将军张达(丁敏 饰)起兵勤王。张达因曾遭奸臣陷害而迟疑,夫人陈壁娘(萧南英 饰)却深明大义,成功说服丈夫出兵救驾。有一天,陈璧娘收到张达被元军封锁的消息,足智多谋的她刻联手当地村民——其中包括野峰饰演的渔夫——制定奇袭元军的计划……

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