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New director Lau Ho Leung's crime film TWO THUMBS UP (CHUNG FUNG CHEH) will open in April. Lead actor Simon Yam Tat Wa, Francis Ng Chun Yu and Patrick Tam Yiu Man earlier accepted the cable program Film Montage's interview and shared the memorable production experience.
Yam Tat Wa said that he admired the director's ideas. This film was full of dark humor. The director wanted to tell the audience about the conflict between human nature and appearance. Many thought the police was righteous but actually under the police uniform they might be robbers. Brother Wa said that the most memorable scene was having to slap a child actor. That girl did not know about the slap before hand and they had a great relationship. After the slap, she did not talk to him for three days. He felt guilty about it and worried that she would be scarred and afraid of men. Luckily the child actor was full of acting experience and in the end they were fine.
As for working with new director Lau Ho Leung, Ng Chun Yu joked that he and Brother Wa were the new director's favorites because they did not complain much. Later when this group of directors rose to fame they would work with them again, which would turn into a long term deal. Tam Yiu Man in the film had many "wire" scenes, which he said was tough. The exhaustion from being hung for several hours was trivial, the worst part was during his shoot the entire team went to have roast pig and buffet. He was the only one left to keep shooting.