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July Rhapsody is a Hongkongais film of genre Drama directed by Ann Hui released in USA on 11 may 2024 with Jacky Cheung

July Rhapsody (2002)

July Rhapsody
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Released in USA 11 may 2024
Length 1h43
Directed by
OriginHong kong
Genres Drama,    Romance
Rating70% 3.536453.536453.536453.536453.53645

July Rhapsody (男人四十, lit. Man Forty) is a 2001 Hong Kong film directed by Ann Hui. The film follows Lam Yiu-Kwok (played by Jacky Cheung), a Hong Kong secondary school teacher, and explores his struggles with midlife crisis, marriage and seduction by a female adolescent student. This was Anita Mui's final film appearance before her death from cervical cancer in 2003.

Synopsis

Jacky Cheung plays Lam Yiu-Kwok, a Hong Kong secondary school teacher who is facing a mid-life crisis. While he has only his pride and Chinese poetry to fall back on, his peers are successful businessmen and professionals who flaunt their extravagant lifestyles at reunion dinners. After all these years, Lam is still living in a modest apartment with his wife, Man Ching (Anita Mui) and two teenage sons.

Actors

Jacky Cheung

(Lam Yiu-kwok)
Anita Mui

(Chan Man-ching)
Karena Lam

(Woo Choy-lam)
Race Wong

(Mrs. Mak)
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