Double Fattiness

Double Fattiness (Chinese: 雙肥臨門) is a 1988 Hong Kong comedy film directed by David Chiang and starring Bill Tung, Lydia Shum, Eric Tsang and Maggie Cheung.

Double Fattiness
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Traditional雙肥臨門
Simplified双肥临门
MandarinShuāng Féi Lín Mén
CantoneseSeong1 Fei2 Lam4 Mun4
Directed byDavid Chiang
Screenplay byGordon Chan
Siu Kwok-wa
Pang Chi-ming
Story byKim Yip
Produced byStephen Shin
StarringBill Tung
Lydia Shum
Eric Tsang
Maggie Cheung
CinematographyYee Tung-lung
Edited byCheung Kwok-kuen
Lee Yim-hoi
Music byDavid Chung
Tang Siu-lam
Distributed byD&B Films
Release date
  • 19 May 1988 (1988-05-19)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
Box officeHK$12,719,337

PlotEdit

The movie revolved around a Chinese flatbread restaurant in Hong Kong, where the Mo family worked and make a living. Luk Siu-fung (Lydia Shum) is the matriarch of the family, protecting them against all external threats from local gangsters, while also serving the family's every need. However, Siu-fung suffers from heart problems, and on the eve of her wedding anniversary with her longtime husband, Mo Chak-shu, Siu-fung died.[1]

Before Siu-fung died, she expressed a desire to ride a Chinese Wedding Sedan in the afterlife, which Chak-shu and his son, Sonny, promises. When Siu-fung reaches the underworld, the wedding sedan arrived just in time to carry Siu-fung over the Neihe Bridge, where she will officially reach the underworld and be prepared for reincarnation. After proper registrations, Siu-fung (who is grossly overweight) attempted to cross the Neihe Bridge with the sedan, and the excessive weight caused the bridge to collapse. The sedan carriers, along with the sedan, fell to their death into the Neihe River, while Siu-fung was saved by the Spiritworld Keeper at the last moment.

Since the Neihe Bridge was destroyed, Siu-fung cannot cross the bridge, thus creating an anomaly where Siu-fung is not officially dead, in spiritworld terms. The spiritworld keeper attempted to guide Siu-fung back to human life, where she can reenter her body, and be returned to life. However, Siu-fung was a little late, and her husband and son pressed a button to cremate Siu-fung's body.

CastEdit

This is a partial list of cast. [2]

Character Naming and ReferencesEdit

In Cantonese, the name "Mo" (武) is homonymic to the term "no/nothing/never" (無), therefore, Mo Chak-shu (武則書) is phonetically similar to the term "無執輸", which means "Will not lose" or "will not be at a disadvantage". Meanwhile, Mo Tak-ko (武德高) is phonetically similar to "無得高", which means "will never grow tall".

Paul Chun's character, Kam Tai-tse (金大枝) somewhat resembles the transliterated name of the former President of South Korea, Kim Dae-jung.

Mo Tak-ko's purported English name, Charles (as revealed to Diana), is a reference to Charles, Prince of Wales, while Diana's name is a reference to Diana, Princess of Wales.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Double Fattiness". letterboxd.com. 1988. Retrieved 24 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Double Fattiness". hkmdb.com. 19 May 1988. Retrieved 24 June 2021.

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