Gambler's Story, A
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Marco Mak.

Francis Ng is a compulsive gambler, Shooky Kwan a down on her luck nightclub madam in debt. Their paths cross several times, and they fall in love as they try their fortunes in Macao. The film is very clever in showing the life of a compulsive gambler -- these two are not unlucky in gambling, in fact several times they win huge sums, but their addiction drives them to disaster no matter how successful they are. A sweet, lighthearted film starring two of my favorite actors in HK cinema, marred only by a disappointing and predictable ending.

Rating: Recommended (Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 10, 2004.

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