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Divine Retribution (TV series)

Divine Retribution (世紀之戰) is a TV drama series broadcast by ATV in Hong Kong on 11 September 2000.[1] The series is supposed to be a sequel to TVB's 1992 series The Greed of Man, and was initially called (大時代2000), literally "Greed of Man 2000".[2][3] Part of the reason for the name change (Chinese + English) was said to be due to legal rights disputes.[4] Douban reviews have suggested that the sequel to a TVB series being adopted by a rival channel ATV was actually not one of major controversy.[1]

Divine Retribution
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Genre Financial thriller
Drama
Created by Wai Ka-fai
Written by Yau Nai-hoi
Tai Tak-kwong
Shek Hoi-ting
Yip Tin-shing
Ho Wing-nin
Directed by Tam Long-cheung
Lau Chun-ming
Leung Yan-chuen
Yip Chiu-yee
Lau Chi-fu
Starring Sean Lau
Adam Cheng
Amy Kwok
Ben Wong
Xu Jinglei
Alice Chan
Anders Nelsson
Belinda Hamnett
Kristal Tin
Opening theme Passerby of the Great Era (大時代過客) by Adam Cheng
Ending theme How Much Fame and Wealth (名利有幾多) by Adam Cheng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 40
Production
Producer(s) Wai Ka-fai
Running time 45 minutes each episode
Production company(s) ATV
Release
Original network ATV Home
Original release 11 September (2000-09-11) – 3 November 2000 (2000-11-03)
External links
Website web.archive.org/web/20110723173934/http://www.hkatv.com/drama/divine/
Divine Retribution
Traditional Chinese 世紀之戰
Simplified Chinese 世纪之战
Literal meaning "The Battle of the Century"

Contents

SynopsisEdit

The series takes place in the future year of 2003, where the stock market has created financial crisis that caused complete chaos in the Asia pacific regions. Ting Yeh (Adam Cheng) and Fong San-hap (Sean Lau) now renew their battle and continue where they left off.[5]

CharactersEdit

The roles by Sean Lau and Adam Cheng are mainly unchanged from the previous series despite the name change. Other characters from The Greed of Man were portrayed by different actors cast by ATV, while Amy Kwok, who had a role in The Greed of Man, portrays a different character in this series.

Fong familyEdit

Cast Role Description
Sean Lau Fong San-hap
(方新俠)
A stock market genius who made most of his fortune during the 1990s stock market showdown against the Ting family.

Ting familyEdit

Cast Role Description
Adam Cheng Ting Yeh
(丁野)
A brute who has escaped from prison to avenge his family
Lawrence Yan (甄志強) Ting Yat-yeh
(丁一野)
Ting family's oldest son
Andrew Yuen (袁文傑) Ting Yee-yeh
(丁二野)
Ting family's 2nd son
Chun Kai-wai (秦啟維) Ting Sam-yeh
(丁三野)
Ting family's 3rd son

OthersEdit

Cast Role Description
Amy Kwok Cheung Keung
(張強)
A therapist who is in charge of Ting Yeh. She used to be Fong San-hap's primary school classmate and they start a relationship after reuniting.
Ben Wong Chun Tou-tin
(秦滔天)
Fong San-hap's assistant and mentee. He handles the company when Fong is away.
Xu Jinglei Yuen Siu-mui
(阮少梅)
Fong San-hap's spouse. She is sweet, down-to-earth, pure and faithful, but extremely frugal in spending.
Siu-kuk
(少菊)
A woman resembling Siu-mui who was sent by Chun Tou-tin to spy on Fong San-hap.
Alice Chan Ching Hei-man
(程希文)
Cecilia Lai (黎思嘉) Shek Leung-chan
(石良真)
Anders Nelsson Seth
(賽斯)
Belinda Hamnett Cheng Miu-miu
(鄭妙妙)
Fong San-hap's love interest.
Kristal Tin Kei Siu-kwan
(祈少軍)
Kenneth Chan Au-yeung Wai-lun
(歐陽瑋倫)
Susan Tse Professor Lam
(林教授)
Cheung Yeung (宗揚) Frankie
Lam Nai-chung (林乃忠) Lei Ka-shing
(利家誠)
A spoof of Li Ka-shing
Cheung Yip-cyun (張頁川) Kwok Ying-zung
(郭英中)
A spoof of Henry Fok
Wong Man-zi (王文治) Ho San
(何新)
A spoof of Stanley Ho

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "《世紀之戰》——回頭是岸 (世纪之战 评论)". Movie.douban.com. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  2. ^ "影迷情琛—— 追劇". News.hkheadline.com. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  3. ^ "Laughing Gor". Ent.sina.com.hk. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  4. ^ "倪學網". Wiselypuzzle.com. Retrieved 2011-04-10. 
  5. ^ "ATV Divine Retribution;亞洲電視 世紀之戰". Hkatv.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-04-10.