Tag Archives: 1980s

Tie ban shao (1984) Michael Hui, Sally Yeh, Frances Yip, Comedy

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Mr. Wong is a middleage chief chef in Tepanyaki Restaurant. He was brought to Hong Kong and brought up by his old grandfather. He was trainee in the kitchen of the restaurant’s washing dishes. But the boss’s daughter showed special favour on him and later they got married. Because of Michael’s humble background. Mrs. Wong always bully him as she thinks that her husband counts entirely on her rich family.

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The Guardian / Bekci (1985) Ali Özgentürk, Müjdat Gezen, Güler Ökten, Damla Akasrsu, Drama

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In this film that wavers unsteadily between a comedy and a tragedy, Murtaza (Mujdat Gezen) is a deluded security guard whose fanatical reverence for “duty” verges on the psychotic. He is incapable of seeing himself for what he is – and as a consequence he is often the unwitting and unknowing brunt of jokes. His wife and daughters are painfully aware of his shortcomings, but they generally suffer in silence.

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Resurrection (1980) Daniel Petrie, Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Drama, Fantasy

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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context.

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