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Dream Home

Wai dor lei ah yut ho
Hong Kong 2010, 95’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Pang Ho-cheung
screenplay: Pang Ho-cheung, Tsang Kwok-cheung, Wan Chi-man
cinematography: Nelson Yu Lik-wai
editing: Li Wenders
music: Gabriele Roberto
cast: Josie Ho, Eason Chan, Bau Hei-jing, Norman Tsui, Michelle Ye
language: Cantonese
colouration: colour

Awards and festivals

Neuchâtel International Fantasy FF 2010 - Mad Movies Award, specjalne wyróżnienie jury

Film description

Grand Guignol as a macabre metaphor of the materialistic greed of the modern world? Perhaps, but Pang Ho-cheung's "Dream Home" is also a story of a turbulent world, torn by economic crises, increasingly overpopulated and increasingly savage. A world dominated by the Darwinian laws of natural selection. The winner takes it all, the others risk losing their life in brutal circumstances.

The plot of the film is a rare instance of an entertaining formula, a slasher with a masked murderer, which retains a more insightful context through its references to the social reality of Hong Kong - a city in which even the soaring prices for a square meter of an apartment do not scare the buyers away. "To survive in a crazy city you have to be even crazier" – we are informed at the beginning of the film, and its protagonist takes this advice very seriously. The screen is flooded with blood.

Krzysztof Gonerski

Pang Ho-cheung

Born in 1973, Hong Kong. Novelist, playwright, actor and director. He started making films as a teenager, and shot almost a dozen since, receiving numerous awards. He studied in Taiwan, now works for the television, and writes for the radio and newspapers. A movie based on his novel "Fulltime Killer" was directed by Johnnie To.

Selected filmography:

2001 Maai hung paak yan / You Shoot, I Shoot
2004 Gung ju fuk sau gei / Beyond Our Ken
2007 Cheut ai kup gei / Exodus
2010 Podmuch miłości / Tan Lian Ai / Love in a Puff
2012 Vulgaria / Dai juk hei kek / Vulgaria

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