My Name is Fame [2006]

In reflection, I don't think Lau Ching-Wan has ever given a bad performance. Of course, he has been in some bad films, but those films were not bad because of his contribution. Lawrence Lau Kwok-Cheong's My Name is Fame takes a sensitive, compelling look at life inside the Hong Kong movie film industry. Casting Lau as an actor who has seen the ups and downs of the business is sheer genius and cleverly ironic. Director Lau has shaded his film with broad strokes of irony, in fact. He uses real actors, creative, and technical personnel to give his movie a sublime documentary feel. This is a must-see for any fan of Hong Kong movies.

Lau Ching-Wan and Ekin Cheng

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