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Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series

Missbehavior

Directed by Pang Ho-cheung

Hong Kong | Fiction Feature | 88

13 Jul
Sat, Jul 13 at 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater

Description

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

Director Pang Ho-cheung

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).

Film Details

Language Cantonese

Original Language Title Gung hei bat pou

Year 2019

Runtime 88

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