Fu Bo (2002)

Fu Bo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 26mins.
Genres Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Simon Lai Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sandy Yip Producer n/a 3 3000001
Wong Ping-hung Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Wong Ching-po Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tommy Wai Music n/a 120781 8000001
Lee Kung-lok Editor n/a 172 7000002
Lee Kung-lok Director n/a 2 2000002
Wong Ching-po Director n/a 2 2000001
Paulyn Sun Actor n/a 1 1000003
Lee Sze-chit Actor n/a 1 1000002
Jacob Mense Actor n/a 1 1000004
Hugo Ng Actor n/a 1 1000005
Anthony Wong Chau-Sang Actor n/a 1 1000007
Eric Tsang Actor n/a 1 1000006
Liu Kai-chi Actor n/a 1 1000001
A tapestry of impressionistic images, some bright, some dark, some in perfectly pitched chiaroscuro, to confront the fact of death. Their characters--unrelated to each other, except through the film's montage--are people for whom the gap between life and death is narrow. One is a pathologist who generally takes his grisly work in his stride. ("Fu Bo"--Uncle Fu--is the generic name for morgue attendants.) Not big on human attachments, but very respectful of the dead, he comes to blows with a cop who abuses the corpse of a hooker. Another is the Portuguese cook who prepares meals for the convicts on Death Row; he's more like a priest than a chef. Another is the triad gangster Gui, doped up to the eyeballs, capable of eating a lunchbox while a victim bleeds to death on the floor behind him. Using wonderfully inventive visual grammar, the film sutures their lives together with the tenderness and gravity of Fu Bo sewing up incisions after an autopsy.