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可憐天下父母心 (1960)
The Great Devotion


Reviewed by: dleedlee
Date: 11/30/2003
Summary: aka Parents' Love

A real tearjerker (in the good sense).

Hard times all around before the '60s economic miracle. This is the story of one family.

Chan (Cheung Wood Yau) and Mei (Pak Yin) raise a family of four, five after the birth of a new baby. When Chan gets laid off his teaching job, the family struggles and the kids try to pitch in.

A lot of heart rendering scenes including the sharing the blanket scene, the kids begging in the street, the farewell scene.

Law Lan plays one of the cousin's mahjong playing buddies.

Four hankies.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 05/20/2002

The Chinese title is a traditional Chinese saying, roughly meaning "a parent's devotion for their children is the greatest," or "a parent's heart is most vulnerable." The saying is used to describe melodramatic real-life situations, i.e. when a child threatens to kill his mother, or when a child becomes a gangster