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Black Market Couple (OUTV)

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / Hong Kong / 1947 / 80 mins / Cantonese w/ subtitles / B&W / DVD / San Francisco Premiere



BLACK MARKET COUPLE depicts a new generation of Chinese who are making a living for themselves in the United States, all while trying to adapt to local customs. Wong Man-Bun (played by the multitalented Wong Hok-Sing) is upset because he is never allowed to take a vacation. He decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of his good friend Chan Chi-Wai (Liu Kei-Wai), who agrees to let his wife, Ah Yuk (Leung Bik-Yuk), pretend to be Man-Bun’s wife. A hilarious attempt to play out the grand farce ensues in front of Man-Bun’s boss, who truly believes that Man-Bun and Ah Yuk are happily married and enjoying their honeymoon together. The exotic San Francisco settings (including Playland!) showed audiences throughout the Cantonese-speaking diaspora how a new generation was adapting to life in America.


Producer: Joseph Jue
Actor: Bik-Yuk Leung, Kei-Wai Liu, Hok-Sing Wong

Dates & Times

Black Market Couple (OUTV)

The Great Star
March 19, 2014 7:00 pm