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Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 05/09/2006
Summary: Inside the film industry

If you are curious about the minutiate of the cheap end of the HK film industry, this charming and silly little comedy is likely to interest you. Ever wondered what a production manager or an assistant director actually does on the set ? This question and others may or may not be answered to your satisfaction.

Yi Lui plays, as he often does, a bumbling idiot (in a similar vein to Norman Wisdom et al) who is trying to get by and also pursue an attractive lady. There is a little romance, but it doesn't generally get in the way of the comedy. The support players make this film worth watching, and the standout for me was the deaf guy.

Overall, not bad.

Reviewer Score: 4