Return of the Con Men (扭计三星) (1977)

  • March 30, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre

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  • 30/3 RETURN OF THE CON MEN - General$10.00
  • 30/3 RETURN OF THE CON MEN - Senior Citizen$9.00
  • 30/3 RETURN OF THE CON MEN - Concession$9.00
  • 30/3 RETURN OF THE CON MEN - Explorer$8.50
  • 30/3 RETURN OF THE CON MEN - Supporter$8.00
  • 30/3 RETURN OF THE CON MEN - ConcessionFree
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Original/Alternative title: 扭计三星
Director: Wong Fung
Runtime: 98 min
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: M18 (Nudity and Sexual Scenes)

Synopsis

Cheng Meng-chi (Liang Tian), celebrated for his cunning, embarks on a clever scheme to outwit his mischievous neighbour, Wu Tien-chuang (Wang Sha). Cheng’s ingenious trickery leads Wu and his mistress to believe that he possesses the extraordinary ability to turn chicken droppings into gold, resulting in comical confrontations and a string of stolen chickens.

The narrative takes an entertaining twist as Cheng’s relationship with Crazy Ching (Chang Ying), the partner-in-crime of a gullible gold shop owner, transforms from playful neighbourly antics into an intense battle of wits, with Cheng consistently staying one step ahead of his adversary.

This screening copy of the film was made possible through digitisation using the surviving film elements. It has not been digitally restored or remastered. Distortion and deviation in the audio, image and colours are expected.

扭计三星
导演 : 王风
片长 : 98分钟
地区:香港
语言:粤语 (英文字幕)
等级: M18 – 裸露及性相关画面

因机智而闻名的陈梦吉(梁天 饰)为了整治他捣蛋的邻居武天装(王沙 饰)想出了一个妙计。武成功中计,开始相信陈能将鸡粪变成黄金,导致一系列偷鸡事件与搞笑对质。然而,当陈梦吉与金店老板的同伙——荒唐镜(张瑛 饰)——的关系发生变化,故事的情节也从邻居间调皮的恶作剧转为更激烈的斗智。陈梦吉将需要把聪明才智发挥到极致,确保自己时刻都领先于对手一步。

这部电影的放映版本是通过使用现存的电影元素进行数字化制作的。它并没有经过数字修复或翻新。音频、图像和颜色方面会出现扭曲和偏差。

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