Mongkok Story (1996)

May 2007 - In his early career, before his direction of Bio Zombie (1998) garnered him cult status, Wilson Yip Wai-Shun worked as an assistant to talented directors like Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Poon Man-Kit, and Lau Kar-Wing. With Mongkok Story (1996), Yip lays the foundation for his future.

Yip was cool enough to get Roy Cheung Yiu-Yeung and Anthony Wong Chau-Sang to appear in his coming of age movie that he dressed up in the triad youth melodrama that were so popular at the time. The director uses Edmond Leung Hon-Man to express that awkward discomfort that all teens go through, a theme that runs through almost all of his films. This movie is just another page in the book known as "Reasons why Roy Cheung is the Best Actor ever in Hong Kong movies".

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