This tragic story of a singer, loved by her adopted
brother and rejected by the rich family of her boyfriend, displays
the characters’ feelings with a rare beauty and intensity. The way that
the camera and the lighting support the actors makes this movie an unforgettable
2) The Dragon Fortress
Connie stars with Kenneth Tsang and fellow martial-arts
icon Suet Nei in this story about a group of errant swordsmen and swordswomen
chasing down a bandit. The sight of Connie and Kenneth Tsang deceiving
each other but gaining nothing from it and slowly falling in love is
not to be missed.
3) Won't You Give Me a Kiss?
Connie and Lui Kei at their best. Lui Kei is the boyfriend
of a bad girl, and Connie’s the righteous girl next door who can’t
help but fall in love with him. Exaggerated and full of passion, this
movie has the remarkable ability to switch from one genre to another,
surprising the viewer beyond all expectations.
4) A Glamorous Christmas Night
A mix of genres, cinema, and theater blended together
with a surreal taste makes this movie an unforgettable experience.
Connie plays a poor girl who becomes an actress and then loses her mind.
The beginning is staged like a theater play and enhances Lui Kei and Connie’s
talents in a merry-go-round of different sets and colors.
5) The Young Girl Dares Not
The movie is a sort of Rebel Without a Cause
and is a rare chance to see Connie Chan show a deep range of expressions.
It’s terrific how she and Kenneth Tsang build a relationship out of
their fear of being alone in this world.
6) Waste Not Our Youth
Connie plays a sort of Sandra Dee, caught in the hypocrisy
of her upper class world. The scene where Connie, in her school uniform,
is violated and the one where she recalls the repressed memories of
everything that happened make a deep impression.
7) Her Tender Love (1969)
This is a typical Lui Kei story: a girl stronger than
her boyfriend supports him and single-handedly removes every obstacle
to a happy life. An extremely slim and beautiful Connie, plus the song
sung in the factory’s dormitory, will make you love this movie!
8) I’ll Get You One Day
A mystery to solve, lots of deception, songs placed
in weird moments. Choreography plays a very important role in this
film, especially in the last twenty minutes of pure tension.
9) Beauty in the Mist (1968)
Apart from being a sort of remake of Portrait of
Jennie, one can’t really tell what happens in this film—which is
not a bad thing, because one can just get drunk on Connie’s many characters
and costumes: from fairy to nun!
10) Movie-Fan Princess
Connie works in a factory and is highly disappointed
when she discovers that her movie idol Lui Kei is nothing but a lazy
bone, chasing girls and doing not much more. Connie throwing a ball
of ice cream at Lui Kei is just one of the many funny moments in this
The intense tragedy of Opposite
Won't You Give Me a Kiss? is
full of passion.
Alone against the world in The Young
Girl Dares Not Homeward.
“Long Live the Factory Girls” in Her
From fairy to nun in Beauty in the