In the Face of Demolition

In the Face of Demolition (1953)

This early leftist social drama from Hong Kong offers a panoramic portrait of a crumbling apartment complex and its down-and-out denizens, including a taxi driver, an unemployed teacher, a professional reduced to selling his blood and, of course, a venal landlord. In addition to establishing an omnipresent theme in Hong Kong cinema – the plight of the urban poor – the film is also a prime example of the popular melodramas of the time, which featured displaced Mainland film stars.

Writing:
  • Lo Dun
  • Wan Chan
  • Ganzhi Yu
Directing:
  • Lee Tit
  • Views: 2
  • Release Date: 1953-11-26
  • Language: 广州话 / 廣州話
  • Country: HK
  • Runtime: 130
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