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After This Our Exile (Fu zi) (2006)
09. Mar 2007 at 07:06
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Has this movie been mentioned before?

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It looks to be highly on topic and the trailer looks great.

The above title explains it all: when vengeance binds a father and a son. That was a Chinese idiom to describe the the fate that binds a father and son together. And this best describes the movie, After This Our Exile.

After migrated to Malaysia, Hong Kong director/scriptwriter Patrick Tam decided to tell a tale of gambling-addicted father (Aaron Kwok, which earns him a Golden Horse Award from Taiwan for Best Actor) and a son (the 9 year old newcomer Gouw Ian Iskandar) who was torn between his father and his mother (Charlie Yeung).

Set in Ipoh, Perak, the story begins with the boy sensing something is amiss when his mother was exceptionally nice to him in a morning before school. He found out that she was preparing to leave the home. He informs his father, and the couple had a quarrel in their neighborhood. She fails to run away.

When the mother told the father that she is leaving him due to his bad temper and gambling addiction, he decided to change. He brought the whole family for a cruise, and yet he goes gambling in the cruise. She left the family this time round, leaving the son and the father to face the problem.

Facing with harassment from the loan sharks and tonnes of unpaid bills, the father seek another alternative to get the money by go gambling in Genting Highlands. (Note: Genting Highlands is a tour/leisure resort in Pahang, Malaysia, where it consist of theme parks, shopping malls and casinos. Popular among Malaysians and Singaporeans.) He lost the money, leaving them with larger debts. To get the money, the father gets the son to steal valuables from their neighbors.

After This Our Exile is a simple yet sad tale about the struggles between a father and the son. The father was struggling from the loss of his wife, constant debts and his gambling addiction. The son was struggling with the life without his mother, which ends up being ripped off from the privilege of continuing his elementary education. This, somehow, truly reflects on what is happening in our society today.

Kwok takes a new exploration on the role of the father, who was short tempered, selfish, and more often, cried over spilled milk. Compared to his previous roles in other features, Kwok has given his fans and audience a new look on his skills for the past decade. Yeung's role as the mother can be added more, for there are rooms in theatrical version, which can explores more on the pains she has been through.

The 9 year old Iskandar was something new for the film. Without any acting backgrounds, he amazes the audience with his fine and innocent acting skills.

While the director's cut gives the audience a fuller view on the story, the theatrical version seems disappointing, for it left the audience with too much space to guess. This has somehow unable to brought up the 'vengence' that binds the father and son together, leaving a bittersweet aftertaste.

After This Our Exile sounds common to some, but it left the audience to re-examine the strained relationship between a father and the son.

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Reply #1 - 09. Mar 2007 at 10:36
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Oh 'boy',

Thanks Cal !
  
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Reply #2 - 11. Mar 2007 at 07:37
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The boy, Wu Jing-Tao has won Best Supporting Actor
in 2006 Golden Horse Award in Taiwan.

two pics:

With his mom, who is also an actress.
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Reply #3 - 11. Mar 2007 at 14:50
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With all the film awards that one can win around the world, it must feel great just to hold one of them.

And to do it at nine or ten years old, what an achievement.
  
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Reply #4 - 11. Mar 2007 at 18:08
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As tired as I am of the theme of revenge in Asian movies, I have to admit this one looks like it's worth checking out.

Nice to see a young actor's talent being recognized with a major award, too.
  
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Reply #5 - 14. Apr 2007 at 12:12
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DVD (director's cut and original version) available through (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links) (with English subtitles).

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Reply #6 - 14. Apr 2007 at 15:28
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Socksoles, the link looks promising.  Free International Shipping as well.

The company has done a good job of replicating the amazon websites, but that makes it easier for everyone.

For 11,95 euros and no shipping costs, its certainly worth the effort.
  
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Reply #7 - 14. Apr 2007 at 16:11
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Thanks, this is a reliable company; have ordered many items with them in the past. If you want to complete your collection of Korean/Japanese/Taiwanese movies this is the right address.

Check the conditions on free delivery though... I though there was a minimum amount that needs to be spent~!!

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Reply #8 - 14. Apr 2007 at 22:23
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Last week I bought this DVD, but I haven't seen it.
Taiwan version also has special features, and it's not expensive. Grin
  
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Reply #9 - 15. Apr 2007 at 11:21
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Wu Jing Tao won the Best Supporting Actor
and the best new actor in 26th Hong Kong Flim Awards.(2007/04/15)

"Fu Zi" has won many important movie awards in Asia.Wu Jing Tao who is only 10 is very talented.

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p.s. I put too large pic before, please delete that from the server, thanks a lot.
  
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Re: After this our exile (Fu Zi) 2006
Reply #10 - 15. Apr 2007 at 23:40
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That's an excellent pic of him on the motor bike.

I really must watch this movie, I've had the DVD for several weeks.
  
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