After This Our Exile (2006)
A movie star becomes a film actor in a finely crafted, deeply emotional drama. After This Our Exile is amazing piece of cinema from writer, editor, and director Patrick Tam. Aaron Kwok gives the performance of his career surrounded by a talented troupe of supporting players especially Kelly Lin and Qin Hailu. Hard luck gambler and short order cook, Chow [Kwok] is forgetting to take care of his homework. When his neglected wife [Charlie Yeung] takes flight, he is left to his pathetic designs to strike it rich while the bookies are trying to collect. Meanwhile, his devoted son [Gow Ian Iskander] catches the short end all around town. The film is beautiful to behold. Veteran cinematographer Mark Lee catches the light of the countryside in an awarding-winning manner.