ALL ABOUT AH-LONG (Chinese : 阿郎的故事, Taiwan
title:又見阿郎) is a 1989 Hong Kong family drama film directed by
* 1 Synopsis * 2 Cast * 3 Reception * 4 Awards and nominations * 5 Filming locations * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links
Ten years ago, Por-por had become Ah-Long's lover despite her
mother's objections. As Por-por was giving birth in the hospital,
Ah-Long was involved in illegal racing. Ah-Long was put behind bars.
Por-por's mother lied to her and told her that her baby did not
survive. Por-por was devastated and left for the
It is now ten years on. Por-por returns from the
Por-por eventually finds out that Porky is her son. Por-por begins to bond with her son that she never knew. Por-por wants to reunite with her son. During an argument Porky tells Ah-Long that he is dismayed at his life. Porky says that he wants to go live with his mother. Ah-Long sends Porky to stay with Por-por for a while.
As Ah-Long and Por-por slowly get reacquainted, Ah-Long is happy and thinks that Por-por wants to rekindle the relationship. Ah-Long returns a bracelet to Por-por to imply that he is interested in restarting the relationship. Por-por reveals that she wants to bring Porky back to the United States, shattering Ah-Long's dreams of reconciliation.
Ah-Long decides to try his luck at the motorbike racing accident.
Ah-Long is determined to win the motorbike race to give his son a
better future. Por-por's boyfriend purchases an air ticket for Por-por
to return to the
The motorbikes go around the race track without a conclusive leader. During the sixth lap Ah-Long takes the leading position. Ah-Long loses control of his motorbike and crashes, causing the other riders to slow down or to crash as well. As he is struggling to get up, Ah-Long is hit by another motorbike. His head is bleeding but he is determined to complete the race. As the other motorbikes whiz by, Ah-Long picks himself up again and re-enters the race. Ah-Long is bleeding and his eyesight is starting to blur. Ah-Long manages to get to the first place. Ah-Long manages to see Porky and Por-por cheer for him as he passes them by. A moment later Ah-Long loses consciousness and plows into the side of the race track, and crashes. His motorbike catches fire. Ah-Long lies pinned under the motorbike and unable to move. Porky and Por-por run across the race track. Ah-Long reaches out to them. The motorbike explodes and Ah-Long dies.
All About Ah-Long
Wong Kwan-yuen, who played Porky in the film, was really ten years old. Wong was born in 1978 and the film was launched in 1988. The film is also frequently cited as one of the milestones in Sylvia Chang 's career.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
The movie was nominated for nine Hong Kong Film Awards , but the film
only managed to win the Best Actor award, for Chow Yun-fat, who was
also nominated in the same category for
God of Gamblers
* 9TH HONG KONG FILM AWARDS
* WON – BEST ACTOR (CHOW YUN-FAT )
* NOMINATED – Best Picture
* NOMINATED – Best Director (
* Shatin Inn restaurant in
Sha Tin , where Ah-Long tells Sylvia that
Porky is her son