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Break Up Club

Break Up Club

Fen Shou Shuo Ai Ni

Barbara Wong

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Year: 2010
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Producer: Lawrence Cheng, Barbara Wong, Gus Liem
  • Screenplay: Lawrence Cheng, Barbara Wong
  • Runtime: 115
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Barbara Wong captures the mood of Hong Kong's young generation and delivers an ultra-modern romantic comedy about the end of one's innocence and the understanding that love is ultimately about the sacrifices one must make. Jaycee Chan and Fiona Sit have an irresistible chemistry onscreen and give outstanding performances in the role of the breaking up couple.

ComedyRomanceUrban LifeHong Kong

screening times

    • Saturday September 11
    • 10:00:00 PM
    • AMC 6
    • Sunday September 12
    • 5:00:00 PM
    • AMC 4
    • Saturday September 18
    • 4:45:00 PM
    • AMC 5

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

The emotional roller-coaster of falling in love is never felt so keenly as the first time it happens. Barbara Wong, who has achieved great success with films capturing the mood of Hong Kong’s young generation, unites two of its brightest talents and delivers a funny, touching and ultra-modern romantic comedy that will make you want to fall in love again, for the first time.

Joe (Jaycee Chan), a young man with little ambition in life, is devastated when his girlfriend Flora (Fiona Sit) breaks up with him. By chance he discovers the website “Break Up Club,” which claims he can be reunited with his girlfriend as long as he is willing to break up another loving couple. Joe immediately breaks up his best friend’s relationship, Flora returns to him and everything seems perfect. That is, until Flora breaks up with him again.

Joe tells his tale to filmmaker Barbara Wong – who plays herself in the film. When Wong gives Joe a camera to film his relationship with Flora to prove that the “Break Up Club” is real, he captures the everyday joys and pains of his first love. Flora, however, while undeniably in love with Joe, is growing increasingly frustrated with his continuous lack of motivation.

Chan and Sit have an irresistible chemistry onscreen and give outstanding performances that prove they are more than pop idols. Drawing on her experience as a documentary filmmaker, Wong blurs the line between fantasy and reality, interspersing the narrative with meta-moments of non-fiction. Convincingly using both documentary techniques and improvisation, she captures with wonderful naturalism the endless energy of a young couple madly in love, and the inevitable problems that arise.

By not shying away from portraying Joe and Flora as flawed characters, Break Up Club is a brutally honest and moving film about the end of one’s innocence and the understanding that love is ultimately about the sacrifices one must make.

Giovanna Fulvi

director bio

Barbara Wong is a Hong Kong actress, director and screenwriter. She studied acting at theHong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, School of Drama,and filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.She has written and directed the films Truth or Dare: 6th Floor Rear Flat(03), Six Strong Guys (04), Wonder Women (07), Happy Funeral(08) and Break Up Club (10).

full credits

Principal Cast: Jaycee Chan, Fiona Sit, Patrick Tang, Bonnie Xian, Hiro Hayama
Lawrence Cheng, Barbara Wong, Gus Liem
Kenny Tse
Chung Wai-chiu
Ken Wong, Michael Chiu
Brother Hung
Production Designer:
Alan Sin
International Sales Agent:
 Golden Scene Company Limited
Production Company:
Diva Productions Limited
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