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Fei Zhou Han Shang

1991, regia di Billy Chan


Scheda: Nazione: Hong Kong - Produzione: Win's Movie Productions, Samico Films Production, Golden Harvest - Distribuzione: s - Soggetto: Barry Wong - Sceneggiatura: Barry Wong - Fotografia: Henry Chan, Tung-Chuen Chan (come Wingle Chan), Buster Reynolds - Montaggio: Johan Lategan, Allan Poon (come Alan Poon) - Art Director: Frederick Chan - Musiche: Lowell Lo, John Weddepohl - Formato: Color - Durata: 82' (96').

Cast: N!xau, Ching-Ying Lam, Sam Christopher Chow, Lung Chan, Michelle Bestbier, Saul Bamberger, Peter Mahlangu, Bo Kaesje, Christopher Kubheka, Elias Meintjies, Fanyana H. Sidumo, Jumbo Shibakwa, Jonathan Pienaar, Mike Kirkinis, Graham Armitage, Charlotte Matshele, Sweetness Kunene, Stephen Chow (voce narrante, versione cantonese), Paddy O'Byrne (voce narrante, versione inglese).



Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - «The immense popularity of the 1981 South African comedy The Gods Must Be Crazy (and especially its 1989 sequel) in Asia led to three Hong Kong knockoffs, all starring N!xau, the genuine Kalahari bushman from the original films. This amusing hodgepodge from director Billy Chan was the first of the Asian variants, an exceedingly strange blend of the original's themes with the native Hong Kong strain of vampire comedy best typified by the popular Mr. Vampire and its sequels. The story gets underway as a young man (Sam Christopher Chan) and a Taoist master (Lam Ching-Ying) accompany the coffin of the man's great-grandfather on an airplane taking it home to Hong Kong for a proper burial. The plane crashes in Africa, leaving the man and his master stranded on the plains. Somehow, they lose Grandpa (Peter Chan) -- who happens to be a vampire -- and wander around Africa for a long time during which the Taoist master gets to showboat in some funny scenes, doing things like riding an ostrich and trying to foil an angry rhinoceros with a magic spell. Eventually, they run into N!xau and his tribe, track down Grandpa, and try to go home. Unfortunately, some ruthless diamond hunters delay their departure by taking N!xau's tribe hostage, leading to a wild conclusion featuring magical spells, martial arts, the hopping vampire, a giant zombie, and the Taoist master helping N!xau by having him possessed by the ghost of Bruce Lee. ...» (Robert Firsching).

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