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From the Queen to the Chief Executive

Original title
Deng hou dong jian hua fa la
Year
Running time
102 min.
Country
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Director
Screenwriter
Yee Shan Yeung
Music
Brother Hung
Cinematography
Joe Chan, Ki-hop Chan
Cast
Producer
One Hundred Years of Film Co. Ltd, China Star Entertainment, Nam Yin Production Company
Genre
Drama | Prison Drama. Politics
Synopsis
From the Queen to the Chief Executive takes place shortly before the 1997 handover to China (hence the title), where a young woman (Ai Ching) has developed a pen-pal relationship with a convict (David Lee), and enlists the help of a sympathetic senator (Tang Su Wing) to help out the cause of getting him paroled. The film does a surprisingly excellent job in presenting the travails of a group of prisoners who were incarcerated as minors and detained at "Her Majesty's discretion," meaning that they have no set sentence for their crimes.
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