|Liu Kai Chi plays a baseball coach and says the shoot has both pain and joy|
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The Liu Kai Chi starred film WEEDS ON FIRE (DIM NG BO) was based on the Hong Kong's first Chinese youth baseball team. Two nights ago a premiere was held. Playing a baseball coach, Uncle Chi worked with a group of new comers without any experience. The process had both pain and joy. He said, "Aside from me and Poon Chan Leung, most actors were graduates and new comers. They were very playful, enthusiastic and sunny. Unfortunately the production period was in the summer. It was very hot and the locations were remote. In addition the shoot needed multiple angles; he felt that he was getting older, the shoot needed a lot of energy so it was very tough. However, the baseball uniform was very beautiful and very cool, he too has fallen for this sport. They have a team but they won't let me play." Uncle Chi felt that this film was inspiration, through sports it promoted team spirit. He hoped through this film to spread positive energy to young people and encourage them to relieve their stress through sport.