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The Story of Kong Ngee Prince of Broadcasters / 播音王子(1966)


Sat Oct 19 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Gallery Theatre, National Musem, 93 Stamford Road, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $8.00
  • Additional fees may apply

In Cantonese with English Subtitles

1966 Cantonese Cinema was all shaken up by the appearance of Prince of Broadcasters. So refreshing and powerful was Lung Kung's directorial debut that critics were compelled to rave about it and curious audiences flocked to theatres to get in on the trend.

In the iconic film, Patrick Tse plays To Wai-wah, a narrator of radio plays whose striking voice and charm made him a heartthrob of a generation of teenage girls. Smitten with young socialite Mei-fun (Chan Chai-chung), he begins an intense courtship with her that results in tragedy and reconciliation, ending the film on a bittersweet note.

Lung's fine eye in recognising the influence of the new medium of radio and his ability to situate the film in a class context were markers of great things to come.