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The Kid

The Kid (1999)

110 min - Drama - 14 October 1999
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When Maise's husband walks out on her, she leaves her baby son in a luxury yacht, hoping that he'll be adopted by affluent parents. Little did she know that its owner Daniel has lost everything in derivative speculation that very day. Four years later, Maise has pulled herself together...

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When Maise's husband walks out on her, she leaves her baby son in a luxury yacht, hoping that he'll be adopted by affluent parents. Little did she know that its owner Daniel has lost everything in derivative speculation that very day. Four years later, Maise has pulled herself together...


Collections: Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  14 October 1999

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Runtime:  1 h 50 min

Maise’s life takes a sharp turn when her husband abandons her, leading her to leave her infant son on a high-end yacht, hoping he would be taken in by prosperous parents.

“The Kid” (1999) is a film from Hong Kong featuring Leslie Cheung in the lead role, with supporting performances from Yip Tuen Nam, Ti Lung, and Carrie Ng.

This cinematic piece sheds light on the challenges faced by single parents in their journey of child-rearing. Leslie Cheung portrays Wing, a once-successful fund-manager. After facing a catastrophic financial loss, he sinks into depression. However, a glimmer of hope emerges when he finds a deserted baby boy on his yet-to-be-sold yacht.

Choosing to bring up the child as his own, Wing experiences joy and contentment despite his financial constraints. This happiness is, however, short-lived. A twist in the tale emerges when the boy’s biological mother reappears, wishing to reclaim her son. Torn between love and duty, Wing grapples with the painful decision of letting go.

In the emotionally charged climax, audiences witness the heart-wrenching moment as Wing’s cherished adopted son steps into his mother’s lavish car. While Wing’s love for the child remains undiminished, he bravely holds back his tears, letting the young boy go.

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