It’s a Wonderful Life (1994)
This 1994 Chinese New Year offering takes place over a period of time between one Christmas and Chinese New Year’s eve. As It’s a Wonderful Life’s Chinese title specifies, its focus is on a “Big Rich Family”. We are introduced to thirteen people, learn of their particular dispositions and dilemmas, are witness to the former either getting changed or developed and see the latter (re)solved. Teresa Mo as the daughter just returned from studying in France; Leslie Cheung as the friend who came in tow; Tony Leung Kar Fai as the cartoonist son who can only speak normally when he is anxious; Anita Yuen as the woman who Tony Leung’s character falls in love with; Carol “Do Do” Cheng as her flat-chested, disciplinary-cum-art teacher sister; Raymond Wong as the eldest son who cannot handle alcohol well; Petrina Fung Bo Bo as his estranged wife; Sean Lau as the marriage-minded cousin; and Kwan Tak Hing as the eccentric-but-definitely-not-senile grandfather.
|Production Company||:||Mandarin Film Company|
|Casts||:||Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Teresa Mo, Anita Yuen, Raymond Wong, Petrina Fung Bo-Bo|