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An Inspector Calls (2015 Hong Kong film)

An Inspector Calls (Chinese: 浮華宴) is a 2015 Hong Kong black comedy[3] film directed by Raymond Wong and Herman Yau. Based on the British play, An Inspector Calls,[4] the film stars Louis Koo as Inspector Goole (renamed "Inspector Karl") (Pronounced Gaa2 賈 in Cantonese, which is a homophone for 假, which means fake, or false), Eric Tsang as Arthur Birling (renamed "Kau Ming"), Teresa Mo as Sybil Birling (renamed "Anson Kau"), Hans Zhang as Gerald Croft (renamed "Johnnie Kei"), Gordon Lam as Eric Birling (renamed "Tim Kau"), Chrissie Chau as Eva Smith (though the character goes by various names), Karena Ng as Sheila Birling (renamed "Sherry Kau") and Law Lan as Edna (though unnamed in the film). In adapting the play for a Chinese audience, the film incorporates wacky, slapstick elements while retaining the original's criticism of social elites.

An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls 2015 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byRaymond Wong
Herman Yau
Produced byRaymond Wong
Screenplay byEdmond Wong
Based onAn Inspector Calls
by J. B. Priestley
StarringLouis Koo
Eric Tsang
Teresa Mo
Hans Zhang
Gordon Lam
Chrissie Chau
Karena Ng
Liu Yan
Raymond Wong
Music byMak Chun Hung
CinematographyJoe Chan
Edited byAzrael Chung
Production
company
Pegasus Motion Pictures
Guangzhou Big Honor Entertainment
Distributed byPegasus Motion Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06) (China)
  • February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19) (Hong Kong)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
BudgetUS$8 million
Box officeUS$6,037,000[1][2]

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CastEdit

  • Louis Koo as Inspector Karl (賈探員)
  • Eric Tsang as Kau Ming (裘明), a bankrupt businessman
  • Teresa Mo as Anson Kau (裘李安心), chairwoman of the Women's Aid Association
  • Hans Zhang as Johnnie Kei (祈世昌), a rich heir and Sherry's fiancé
  • Gordon Lam as Tim Kau (裘添富), elder son of the Kau family
  • Chrissie Chau as Cindy Cheung (張小娟), a suicide victim who goes by various identities throughout the film in flashbacks, such as Mavis (美芬), Snow (白雪), May Cheung (張美玲) and Jean Wong (王子欣)
  • Karena Ng as Sherry Kau (裘蔓莉), younger daughter of the Kau family
  • Liu Yan as Yvonne Kwok (郭婉儀), Tim's girlfriend
  • Raymond Wong in multiple roles as a factory foreman; clothes shop manager; Siu Sai-kam (邵世金), Johnnie's uncle; barman; Anson's female secretary; a tattooed man.

Guest starsEdit

  • Donnie Yen as Pop quadruplet
  • Kelly Chen as Inspector Jane (珍探員)
  • Stephy Tang as Yvonne's assistant
  • Dada Chan as Sexy
  • Annie Liu as worker
  • Cheung Tat-ming as Sexy's boyfriend
  • Michael Tse as Super waiter (超級侍應)
  • Wong You-nam as Detective Wong (黃探員), Inspector Jane's assistant
  • Alex Lam as Four-Eyed Frog (四眼田雞)
  • Felix Lok as brothel client
  • Michelle Loo as nightclub manageress
  • Law Lan as Kau's housemaid
  • Jenny Xu as Jenny (珍妮)
  • Jacquelin Chong as clothes shop employee
  • Lisa Chong as barman's girlfriend
  • Elena Kong as Mrs. Chiu (趙太)
  • Tam Ping-man as brothel client
  • Kingdom Yuen as Mrs. Leung (梁太)
  • Amanda Lee as Snow
  • Emily Kwan as Mrs. Cheung (張太)
  • Anthony Sandstrom
  • Zhang Songwen as brothel client

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doraemon tops Hong Kong CNY box office". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 2015-02-26. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  2. ^ "Weekly Box Office 09/02/2015 - 15/02/2015". entgroup.cn. Archived from the original on 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-03-02.
  3. ^ Eric Tsang, Teresa Mo promote "An Inspector Calls". Yahoo! News. 2014-12-23. Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  4. ^ Pegasus Adapts British Play 'An Inspector Calls' Into Chinese. The Hollywood Reporter. 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2015-01-12.

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