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Movie review: Hungry Ghost Ritual leaves viewers unsatisfied

Published on Jul 9, 2014 8:40 PM
 
Actress Carrie Ng (above) plays the former star of an opera troupe led by Nick Cheung's character. -- PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

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HUNGRY GHOST RITUAL (NC16)

88 minutes/Opens tomorrow/**

The story: After a failed business venture in China, Zonghua (Nick Cheung) returns home. He reluctantly takes over his father's Cantonese opera troupe with help from lead actress Xiaoyan (Annie Liu). As the Hungry Ghost Festival approaches and opening day draws near, he starts seeing ghosts and strange things occur. What do they want and are they all linked to the flashback story of what happened with the troupe's former star (Carrie Ng)?

 
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