Jing Gu Jyun Ga
1991 / 110m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
The Ultimate Trickster poster


July 24, 2007


Stephen Chow is one of Hong Kong's biggest comedic talents and no doubt he would've made it to the top whichever way, but in his early years it was Jing Wong who put his on the right track. The Ultimate Trickster is one of their early collaborations that put Chow's career on the right track.

A trickster is hired to come between a father and his son. The two have a strong relationship, but someone is out to destroy that bond. The trickster moves in with the two and does his best to sabotage their lives. Once they find out that they're being played, they try to find out who is behind the setup. The problem is that they don't seem to have any apparent enemies.

Wong assembled quite a cast, with Stephen Chow, Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan and Man-Tat Ng in key roles. The comedy is daft and cheesy, but Wong and Chow's dedication to take a single joke further and further makes it quite enjoyable. It's the kind of film seasoned fans of Hong Kong comedy will like, others should probably find something easier to get acquainted with the genre.