King of Comedy (1999)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 13, 1999 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - China , Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Wan Tin-sau (Stephen Chiau) is a struggling actor who has devoted his life to the study of his craft, but unfortunately the moment he gets on a film set, disaster usually strikes. However, Wan refuses to give up, and is busy trying to stage a traditional Asian drama, "Thunderstorm," when he gets an unusual job offer. Piu-piu (Cecilia Cheung) is a bar girl who wants to be able to feign a greater interest in her customers, so she hires Wan to give her private acting lessons. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common, and before long Wan and Piu-Piu are in love. Heikek Chi Wong was a major box-office success in Hong Kong, where it was the top money maker for the Chinese New Year season; Jackie Chan makes a cameo appearance as an extra, and Stephen Chiau in turn had a bit part in Chan's romantic comedy Bolei Cheun, released at the same time.




actor, barmaid, lessons, romance