Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series
A delightfully crude caper about three estranged female friends on a madcap search for breast milk could only come from the twisted mind of Hong Kong Cinema favorite Pang Ho-cheung. It all begins when executive assistant June accidentally puts her demanding boss’s expressed milk into a client’s coffee and has to find a way to replace it before the workday is out. A ragtag rescue crew, many of whom are at odds with one another, is quickly thrown together and they disperse to various parts of the metropolis to obtain the crucial substance. Lurking behind Missbehavior’s absurdity and hilarious comic set pieces is a touching story about relationships moving forward after serious disagreements.
“Writer-director Pang Ho-cheung has a way with words, and it’s part of the reason he has become the patron saint of Hong Kong comedy … In the wake of his popular Love in a Puff/in the Buff/off the Cuff trilogy, Pang taps his inner juvenile for a Lunar New Year comedy engineered for maximum giggles and minimum analysis. Pang has done crass comedy before, quite hilariously in 2005’s A.V. and 2012’s Vulgaria, and in his latest, Missbehavior, he wrangles the same balance of coarseness and genuinely witty observations for a crowd-pleaser.” — Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter
Pang Ho-cheung, born in Hong Kong in 1973, is perhaps best known as a director, though he’s also a novelist, playwright, newspaper columnist, and actor. He wrote the novel Fulltime Killer, which was adapted into a very successful feature film in 2001. SFFILM has premiered many of his films throughout the years, including all three of the Love films and his family drama Aberdeen (HKC 2014).
Original Language Title Gung hei bat pou
Country Hong Kong
Director Pang Ho-cheung
Producer Subi Liang
Writer Pang Ho-cheung, Sunny Lau
Editor Wenders Li
Cinematographer Jam Yau
Music Alan Wong, Janey Yung
Cast Gigi Leung, Isabel Chan, Chui Tien-you
Print Source Bravos Pictures