The Crazy Bumpkins (阿牛入城记) (1974)

  • January 13, 2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Original/Alternative title: 阿牛入城记
Director: John Lo Mar, Chang Yang
Runtime: 98 min
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 (Brief Nudity and Sexual References)


In The Crazy Bumpkins, Ye Feng stars as the endearing character Ah Niu, who departs from his rural hometown in pursuit of a prosperous life in the bustling city. Upon arriving in Hong Kong, he takes up residence with his seemingly harmless Uncle Chou, portrayed by Wang Sha, only to discover Chou’s involvement in criminal activities. Ah Niu’s comically unsuccessful attempts to participate in these unlawful ventures add a lighthearted twist to the story. Along the way, he encounters Ah Hua, a compassionate young widow played by Ai Ti, who inspires him to seek an honest path. Despite his sincere efforts, Ah Niu’s innocence and a series of misfortunes ultimately plunge him into deeper challenges and adversity.

The Crazy Bumpkins marks the inaugural cinematic collaboration between Wang Sha and Ye Feng, a partnership performance that proved immensely successful. The film’s triumph led Shaw Brothers to expand the ‘Crazy Bumpkin’ story into a tetralogy that traced the adventures of Ah Niu, thereby cementing the actors’ esteemed status and subsequent cinematic endeavours.

Awards – 20th Asian Film Festival, 1974
Outstanding Comedy Director (John Lo Mar)
Best Young Newcomer Award (Ai Ti)
Best Comedy Actor (Ye Feng)

导演 : 罗马, 张扬
片长 : 98 分钟
语言:粤语 (英文字幕)
等级:PG13 – 些许裸露画面及性相关语

《阿牛入城记》是《阿牛》四部曲中的第一部,当年引起的热烈反响让邵氏兄弟决定拍摄《阿牛出狱记》、《阿牛发达记》和《阿牛下南洋》三部续集。在这部电影中,乡巴佬阿牛(野峰 饰)从乡村来到香港,与狡猾的叔叔周大叔(王沙 饰)住到一处。他由此目睹香港底层社会的奇特景象,有鲜血也有泪水、有悲伤也有欢笑。阿牛因纯朴的性格经常被人利用,却也因此赢得了年轻寡妇阿花(艾蒂 饰)的喜爱,反映出传统社会的善良信念:天无绝人之路。

获奖(1974 第二十届 亚洲影展)

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