Shaw Brothers and TVB’s latest Lunar New Year film, I Love Hong Kong 2013 <2013我愛HK 恭喜發財>, will open in Hong Kong and Macau on February 11, the day after Lunar New Year. The comedy film, which commenced principal photography in November 2012, is produced by Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and directed by Chung Shu Kai (鍾澍佳).
The film tells the life story of best friends, Sung Chi Hung (Alan Tam 譚詠麟) and Ha Shek Lam (Natalis Chan 陳百祥), and their quirky quest in protecting their Chinese restaurant from foul forces. The best friends met during the 1970s, a decade of economic growth and prosperity for Hong Kong and her citizens. Young and naïve Sung Chi Hung (Bosco Wong 黃宗澤) meets the young and cunning Ha Shek Lam (Michael Tse 謝天華), who introduces him to a job at a Chinese restaurant.
The best friends both fall in love with the rich Mei Yeung Yeung (Kate Tsui 徐子珊), and the blood brothers have a fall-out. On the other hand, Yeung Yeung’s feisty best friend, Chu Yuk Yuen (Joyce Cheng 鄭欣宜) is absolutely in love with Shek Lam, and she is willing to do anything to fight for his attention.
But prosperous times come to an end. With the face of stock market crashes, the British handover, and economic depression, the loyal Chi Hung chooses to stay in Hong Kong to support the restaurant, his family, and his friends.
Flash forward to modern day Hong Kong; Chi Hung and Yeung Yeung (Veronica Yip 葉玉卿) are married and have a son together, while Shek Lam has become the owner of a business group. Faced with financial problems again, Chi Hung prays to the Angel (Eric Tsang) for help….
With a star-studded ensemble, I Love Hong Kong 2013 also stars Stanley Fung (馮淬帆), Benz Hui (許紹雄), Ngo Ka Nin (敖嘉年), Koo Ming Wah (古明華), and Tin Kai Man (田啟文). Elvina Kong (江欣燕), Priscilla Chan (陳慧嫻), Luisa Maria Leitão (黎芷珊), Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍), Linda Wong (王馨平), Vivian Chow (周慧敏), Karen Tong (湯寶如), Sally Yeh (葉蒨文), Susan Tse (謝雪心), and others will make cameo appearances.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.