• The Empty Hands / Kong shou dao
  • The Empty Hands / Kong shou dao
  • The Empty Hands / Kong shou dao

The Empty Hands / Kong shou dao

by Chapman To Window: Hong Kong

Mari’s plan appears perfect at first sight: when her father dies, she wants to convert his karate training hall into apartments, collect the rent and enjoy her life. However, she must discover that her father left only half of the dojo to her – the other half goes to his former karate student Chan. Chan makes Mari an offer: if she manages successfully to participate in a karate tournament, he will give his half to her. A dilemma for Mari, who does not want anything to do with karate anymore after having had to engage with martial arts throughout her entire childhood... Oscillating between the cultures of Japan and Hong Kong this film is studded with delicious dry humour. Not a thorough martial arts drama, Chapman To's film offers the portrait of a woman struggling to accept herself.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Hong Kong, 2017
  • Runtime: 87 Min
  • Languages: Cantonese, Japanese
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English
  • Director: Chapman To
  • Cast: Stephy Tang, Chapman To, Yasuaki Kurata, Stephen Au
  • Screenplay: Chapman To, Erica Li
  • Cinematography: Tam Wai Kai
  • Editor: Allen Leung
  • Music: Veronica Lee
  • Producers: Chapman To, Tang Wai But, Chapman To
  • Production Company: HK Film Production Limited
  • World Sales: Golden Scene Co. Ltd.
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