Nomad (1982)

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Nomad (1982)
Lie huo qing chun (original title)

A story about the experiences of a group of youngsters who feel lost and try to find the true meaning of life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Hong Kong
IMDb  6.7 /10
Creators
Director Patrick Tam
Director Terry Tong
Writer Joyce Chan
Writer Koon-Chung Chan
Writer Kang Chien Chiu
Writer Eddie Ling-Ching Fong
Writer Patrick Tam
Information
Release Date1982-11-26
Runtime1h 36mins
GenreDrama, Romance, Thriller
Content Rating
Awards9 nominations.
CompanyCentury Motion Picture & Dist.
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese, Japanese
Bo-Yeung Chan
Bo-Yeung Chan
Kim-Wan Chan
Kim-Wan Chan
Mei Han Chan
Mei Han Chan
Chih-Pin Chang
Chih-Pin Chang
Kuei-Yen Chen
Kuei-Yen Chen
Kei-Kwan Ku
Kei-Kwan Ku
Fung-Yee Lee
Fung-Yee Lee
Kit-Ying Lee
Kit-Ying Lee
Oi-Fai Lee
Oi-Fai Lee

Nomad (1982 film)

Nomad (Chinese: 烈火青春) is a 1982 Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Tam. It is about the experiences of a group of youngsters who feel lost and try to find the true meaning of life. Nomad is considered as one of the representatives of the Hong Kong New Wave films.


Plot

Louis (Leslie Cheung) is a lovely young man from a rich family and misses his dead mother. He has a good friendship with his cousin Kathy (Pat Ha). Louis and Kathy later meet Tomato (Cecilia Yip), who becomes Louis' girlfriend, and Pong (Kent Tong), who becomes Kathy's boyfriend. The four live a casual life together, hang out aimlessly, and share their dreams and difficulties with one another on frequent trips to Hong Kong's outlying islands. But Kathy's past returns to haunt her. She once lived in Japan, and had romance with Shinsuke Takeda (Yung Sai-Kit), a Japanese who is the member of Japanese Red Army. Shinsuke Takeda is bored of the life as a Red Army member and wants to quit the organization. This leads to a vow of revenge by the organization and Shinsuke Takeda runs to Kathy to ask for help. However, he was eventually found by the killers dispatched by the Red Army and both Kathy and Shinsuke are killed, while Louis and Tomato, who is pregnant with Louis' kid, survive the crisis.


Cast

  • Leslie Cheung as Louis
  • Pat Ha as Kathy
  • Kent Tong as Pong
  • Cecilia Yip as Tomato
  • Yip Ha-lei as Pong's dad
  • Yung Sai-Kit as Shinsuke Takeda

Nominations

  • Best Film - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best Director (Patrick Tam) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best Actor (Leslie Cheung) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best Art Direction (Willam Chang) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best New Performer - female (Cecilia Yip) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best New Performer - female (Pat Ha) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best Original Film Score (Man Yee Lam) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)
  • Best Cinematography (Wong Chung-Biu) - Hong Kong Film Awards (1983)

External links

  • Nomad at IMDb
  • HK Cinemagic entry