Floating city

浮城 - Floating city

DVD - 2013 | Chinese
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In 1940s Hong Kong, the poorest families had no choice but to abandon their children. Bo Wah Chuen , a mysterious blue-eyed Asian boy, is ostracized and shunned. As he works his way up from lowly laborer to an esteemed engineer for the British colonies, a shy but beautiful wife by his side, and another woman's attention growing that could feed both his heart and his career, Bo remains haunted.
Publisher: [United States] : Well Go USA, c2013
Branch Call Number: CHI DVD FLOA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jimg2000
Dec 01, 2014

region 3 dvd -- Finally watched it in Netfix. Story spanned over 50 some odd years following the rise of an orphan from a most humble beginning as a boy living in the floating city to become the most powerful Taipan in Hong Kong. Unfortunately there was little on the genius of the man to warrant his unlikely meteoric rise.

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jeankan
Jun 23, 2014

An eye-opener into the culture of the floating people to many of us native-born and grown up in Hong Kong on land. The film seems quite realistic about an epoch of time of Hong Kong under the British reign.

theorbys Mar 20, 2014

Good enough entertainment but it is trying to tell to many stories at once across a long period of time and kind of gets lost here and there. This one could have been better.

nycounsel Feb 24, 2014

This movie was a little disjointed... took some liberties skipping through time, and towards the end I felt like it was a movie that had lost track of what it was supposed to be about. Was this about the main character's overcoming the odds to become successful? His relationship with his equally lowborn wife compared to a more sophisticated woman? His mother?

It was a watchable movie, but would have been better if the message wasn't so muddled.

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Rudbond
Dec 22, 2013

Faith, Dedication, Family, Perseverance, Conviction indeed a film that will be cherished for all that are needle in a haystack !!!

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tj_is_cool
Mar 14, 2013

Watchable but too little material on how he became a Taipan.

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jimg2000
Dec 01, 2014

Us boat people are lucky, we've seen all the beautiful sunsets in the world.
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They called us "Dànjiā." We lived in narrow boats ... According to folklore when disaster happens at sea the devil will substitute one life...for another.
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Fion: You know I have a Master degree in architecture when I was in LA. After that, my father asks me to come here to help.
What about you?
Bo: I'm nothing compared to you. You're like same deity in the sky. I'm just like an ant.
Fion: You mean like a fish?
Bo": That's right ... I'm just a parrot-fish.
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Custom Agent: You're a subject of a British colony. so by definition you're British. Reality is you have no nationality.
Bo: Then... what am I?
Agent: I'm afraid I don't have answer for that. Sorry, that's a history for you.

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