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Film Review: The Fun, The Luck and the Tycoon (1990) by Johnnie To

Film Review: The Fun, The Luck and the Tycoon (1990) by Johnnie To

My passion for Hong Kong movies started over twenty years ago when, as an impressionable teenager, I discovered John Woo and his cinematic alter ego in Chow Yun-fat. Over in England we only ever got the action movies released whilst in Hong Kong many of his bigger successes were comedies. Cantonese comedy can be a bit of an acquired taste so discovering this other aspect to his screen persona has been certainly for this reviewer an eye opener.

Lam Bo-San (Chow Yun-fat) is the richest man in Hong Kong. Born into a wealthy family and engaged to Cindy (Nina Li Chi), he is howver, longing for an ordinary life, which is why he takes off and accidentally finds himself waiting at a gala event and stumbling upon Hung Leung Yuk (Sylvia Chang) who works in the East East restaurant with her brother Mr Hung (Yu Ha).

He

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