Mr Funny Bone (老夫子) (1976)

  • April 6, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre

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Original/Alternative title: 老夫子
Director: Kuei Chih-hung
Runtime: 86 min
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: PG (Some Sexual References)

Synopsis

Just as Mickey Mouse is an iconic figure in the United States and Tintin is adored in France, there is no character more closely associated with Hong Kong and more beloved than Old Master Q, affectionately known as Mr Funny Bone. In this cinematic adaptation, Wang Sha takes on the role of the Confucius-like figure, embarking on a series of delightful and episodic misadventures alongside his loyal sidekick, Big Potato. Like the comic series, Mr Funny Bone is smitten with his colleague, Miss Chen, and engages in playful flirting. However, he must contend with the unwelcome affection of his rotund cousin.

Wang Sha is the third actor in cinematic history to portray the titular character in live-action, and his performance was praised by the comic creator, Alfonso Wong, as the most accurate and faithful portrayal of the character. This expertly cast film adaptation achieved remarkable success, leading to the creation of the sequel, Mr Funny Bone Strikes Again.

老夫子
导演:桂治洪
片长:86分钟
地区:香港
语言:粤语(英文字幕)
等级:PG – 些许性相关语

正如美国有米老鼠和法国有丁丁,香港也有老夫子这备受喜爱的角色。在这部改编自同名漫画的电影里,王沙饰演的老夫子与他忠诚的搭档大番薯一同经历一系列搞笑事件。从滑稽的少林功夫到打工仔与上司的斗争,老夫子以“阿Q精神”逐一解决问题,鲜活地展现出小市民的生活法则。

王沙是电影史上第三位扮演真人版老夫子的演员,他的表演被认为非常贴近原著,受到漫画创作者王泽赞誉。76年版的《老夫子》在票房表现卓越,同时也诞生了续集《老夫子奇趣录》。

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