The Mad Monk (佛跳墙) (1977)

  • March 24, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre

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Original/Alternative title: 佛跳墙
Director: Li Han-hsiang
Runtime: 101 min
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Rating: NC16 (Some Nudity)

Synopsis

In The Mad Monk, directed by the prolific auteur Li Han-hsiang, Ye Feng portrays Ji Gong, an eccentric but compassionate Chan Buddhist monk with extraordinary powers that he uses to aid the less fortunate and to challenge injustice. He energetically rushes to the aid of hawkers facing perilous situations, recovers stolen money for a young man, and imparts a lesson to a stern court official and his lecherous son. Ji Gong handles these issues with a unique and mischievous charm, often leaving a trail of chaos in his wake. Despite his noble actions, his motivations remain enigmatic to many. This light-hearted adventure conveys a subtle moral lesson: misbehave, and the Mad Monk will intervene!

Ye Feng is the seventh actor in cinematic history to portray the character of Ji Gong, among many others like Leung Sing Bor (1954) and Stephen Chow (1993).

佛跳墙
导演:李翰祥
片长:101分钟
地区:香港
语言:粤语(英文字幕)
等级: NC16 – 少许裸露画面

野峰在李翰祥执导的电影《佛跳墙》中饰演古怪却善良的僧人济公。济公经常运用法力协助不幸的人和惩罚不义之举。不管是寻回年轻人被偷走的钱,还是教训好色的官家子弟,济公总会以独特的“济公风格”解决问题,秉持正义同时也把众人闹得鸡飞狗跳。旁人总是摸不清济公的思路,但这丝毫不影响济公以他轻松快活的方式传达影片的教义:行为不端,小心被济公给踹了!

许多著名男演员,如梁醒波(1954)和周星驰(1993),都饰演过济公,野峰是电影史上第七位。

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