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Genre: Drama

Duration: 111 Minutes

Rating: Not Rated

The Sunny Side of the Street

Part of our Stories of Hong Kong Series!

Pre-recorded Q+A with director Lau Kok-rui to follow after the screening!

After a fit of road rage gone south, Yat, a cantankerous cabbie with a checkered past, finds himself embroiled in the fate of a young Pakistani asylum-seeker. These two lost souls find they have more in common than they thought as they form a strong bond on a path of redemption paved with corruption and despair. As secrets come to light and Yat’s all-but-estranged policeman son gets involved in the young boy’s case, the stakes are raised toward a nail-biting climax. Making his feature debut, Malaysian-Chinese director Lau Kok-rui tells this tale with refreshing empathy and authenticity, humanizing the immigrant experience with stark candor. And with HK cinema stalwart Anthony Wong in the driver’s seat as Yat, the tension is palpable yet also tempered with bona-fide pathos.

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