Kung Fu Mahjong

Kung Fu Mahjong (Chinese: 雀聖) is a 2005 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Wong Jing and Billy Chung. It is about an obsessive gambler Chi Mo Sai (Yuen Wah) and Auntie Fei (Yuen Qiu). The film was followed by two sequels, Kung Fu Mahjong 2 which was released the same year as the first film, and Kung Fu Mahjong 3: The Final Duel, which was released in 2007.

Kung Fu Mahjong
Directed byBilly Chung
Wong Jing
Produced byWong Jing
Written byWong Jing
StarringYuen Wah
Yuen Qiu
Roger Kwok
Theresa Fu
Wong Jing
Wong Yat Tung
Jade Leung
Tin Kai-Man
Lam Chi Chung
Music byMarco Wan
CinematographyEdmond Fung
Edited byMatthew Hui
Distributed byChina Star Entertainment Group
Release date
  • 2 June 2005 (2005-06-02)
Running time
137 min
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese

PlotEdit

Chi Mo Sai (Yuen Wah) meets Wong (Roger Kwok) in Auntie Fei's (Yuen Qiu) cafe and learns that Wong has a photographic memory. He decides to exploit this by teaching him how to play Mahjong, but Fei, Wong's boss, strongly objects. Despite Fei's objections, Wong learns Mahjong from compulsive gambler Chi Mo Sai. He impresses triad boss Tin Kau Ko (Wong Jing), but falls in love with Tin's mistress (Theresa Fu) and is beaten by his men. Wong goes crazy. Luckily, Fei cures him using Mahjong. Fei wants Wong to beat Tin in the climatic "King of Mahjong" competition.

It is the only 2005 film to boast of having a sequel made in 2005. The budget of the first two films are considerably smaller than Kung Fu Hustle.

CharactersEdit

Auntie FeiEdit

Owner of Fei's cafe. Previously the Queen of Mahjong. Retired because someone stabbed her fiancé.

Chi Mo SaiEdit

An obsessive gambler. Gambling was his job. Kicked out during the mahjong competition due to scolding others.

WongEdit

Wong is a young man with photographic memory. He works in Fei's cafe. Chi Mo Sai taught him mahjong. He was the champion of the 2005 "King of Mahjong" Competition.


Tin Kau KoEdit

A cheat and triad boss. Knows the skill of fat mantis style. Draws six tiles instead of one during a mahjong game. He's the main antagonist of the film and later, supportive character in the sequel.

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

The film opened on 2 June 2005 in Hong Kong at the top of the box office, grossing US$337,363 (HK $2,625,258) in its first week.

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