The Great War: Director’s Cut
Vogue TheatreSat, Oct 5, 2013 9:00 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:Hong Kong Cinema
Film Info
Year of Prod:2013
Running Time:85
Original Language:Cantonese
dir:Yan Yan Mak
cam:Jam Yau
Harry Lee
Amos Wong
Stanley Tam
Noah Wong
Chun Wong.
If you missed the October 2012 showdown between Hong Kong superstar pop groups Grasshopper and Softhard, this entertaining documentary captures each members’ thoughts and feelings about the event, explores attendees’ obsessions and presents vivid onstage moments from the show. While Grasshopper is a fairly typical Cantopop group—led by the perfectionist Remus Choy—Softhard displays more of a hip-hop edge, incorporating political satire and ribald humor into their act. Featuring lengthy interviews with the five main band members interspersed with terrific live footage, it’s an entertaining look at the international phenomenon of the Hong Kong pop scene.