The Crooks (揾食三十六计) (1977)

  • February 24, 2024 | 5:00 PM - 6:40 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre

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Original/Alternative title: 揾食三十六计
Director: Pan Lei
Runtime: 101 min
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: M18 (Sexual Scenes and Nudity)

Synopsis

Ah Shou (Ye Feng), who appears dimwitted, cleverly outwits a street hawker, Ah Mou (Liu Lu Hua), who befriends him and forms an alliance. Together, they orchestrate various schemes: dining without paying, blackmailing the clients of a brothel, and renting a room to unsuspecting girls but tricking them into thinking the place is haunted, causing them to eventually forfeit their rent. Their mischief continues until they encounter Ah Chiao (Sakura Teng), a vibrant and sharp-witted individual who not only thwarts their schemes but becomes an integral part of their operation. The trio continues with their scams until an unfortunate encounter with robbers and police involvement adds a twist to their adventurous endeavours.

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.

揾食三十六计
导演:潘垒
片长:101分钟
地区:香港
语言:粤语(英文字幕)
等级: M18 – 性相关及裸露画面

阿寿(野峰 饰)看似呆萌,却能巧妙地智胜路边小贩阿茂(刘陆华 饰)。二人因此结为好友,开始计划各种阴谋——如吃饭不给钱、勒索妓院客人、骗小姑娘的钱。这些阴招一直持续到他们碰上犀利的阿娇(樱花 饰)。她不仅拆穿他们的把戏,还成为团队关键的一员。三人继续行使诈骗,直到与警察和劫匪的不幸碰面导致他们冒险的生活发生意外的转变。

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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