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The Empty Hands (2017)

87 min - Drama - 2 November 2017
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Half-Chinese and half-Japanese Mari Hirakawa is the daughter of a Karate coach. Since her childhood, she was forced under her father's training, and has resented Karate for as long as she can remember--her only wish is to sell the dojo after her father passes away. Following his death, Mari starts fantasizing about her life of freedom; however, she finds out from her lawyer that her father has only left her 49% ownership of the property, the other 51% was left to one of his worst pupils, Chan Keung. The two clash, and Chan has a proposition – if Mari is able to win a match in a legitimate martial arts competition, he will unconditionally give her his share of the property. Mari is trapped in a dilemma, and will have to make a choice that will change her life...

Director:  Chapman To

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Half-Chinese and half-Japanese Mari Hirakawa is the daughter of a Karate coach. Since her childhood, she was forced under her father's training, and has resented Karate for as long as she can remember--her only wish is to sell the dojo after her father passes away. Following his death, Mari starts fantasizing about her life of freedom; however, she finds out from her lawyer that her father has only left her 49% ownership of the property, the other 51% was left to one of his worst pupils, Chan Keung. The two clash, and Chan has a proposition – if Mari is able to win a match in a legitimate martial arts competition, he will unconditionally give her his share of the property. Mari is trapped in a dilemma, and will have to make a choice that will change her life...


Collections: Chapman To

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, Japanese
Release Date:  2 November 2017

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min

Half-Chinese and half-Japanese Mari Hirakawa is the daughter of a Karate coach. Since her childhood, she was forced under her father’s training, and has resented Karate for as long as she can remember–her only wish is to sell the dojo after her father passes away.

Former pop princess Stephy Tang earned a Best Actress nod from for her role in this contemplative drama directed by popular comedian and fledgling filmmaker Chapman To. Mixed Chinese-Japanese Hirakawa Mari (Tang) becomes embittered following the death of her father (Kurata Yasuaki), who leaves the family karate dojo to his top disciple (To) instead of his daughter. Mari can still reclaim what was hers, but only if she rediscovers her passion for the martial arts. [hkiff]

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