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Film Archive to present free screening of "The Raid"
     The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents a special programme entitled "Cine Memories of the War of National Resistance" on September 3 every year to commemorate the victory of the war of resistance against Japanese aggression. "The Raid" (1991), selected for free screening this year, takes a light-hearted approach in revisiting the war and history.
     Admission is free with tickets which will be distributed at the enquiry counter of the HKFA starting tomorrow (August 6) on Mondays and from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10am to 8pm. Each person can receive up to two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.
     In 1932, the Japanese manipulated the last Qing emperor Puyi to establish a state in northeast China. Uncle Choi, a retired and patriotic military doctor in "The Raid", learns about a Japanese plan for building a chemical weapons factory. To prevent suffering by his compatriots, Uncle Choi is determined to smash the devious plan and sneaks into an opposition camp alone to find the factory map.
     Co-directors Tsui Hark and Tony Ching both help draw the film away from a heavy tone despite its wartime background. Tsui adds an incredible playfulness and carefree spirit to the film, which was adapted from a popular local comic book, and Ching also makes the film an action-packed one.
     For programme enquiries, please call 2739 2139 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/HKFA/en_US/web/hkfa/programmesandexhibitions/2018cmwnr/index.html.
Ends/Sunday, August 5, 2018
Issued at HKT 12:00
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