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末路窮途
Have a Nice Day
Director: Lau Kok Rui

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2018
Duration 25' 00''
Colour Colour
Language In Urdu, Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Babar, a Pakistani immigrant left with nothing, finds as he comes out of jail that his wife, Hina, and son, Ali, had left their home. Reluctantly, he seeks help from his good friend Numan, and learns that Hina wants to divorce him. To salvage the marriage, Babar tries to find work to prove that he is ready for a new life. Yet, his lack of education, criminal record and ethnicity mean constant discrimination in Hong Kong. At one interview, he learns that driving for riding apps pays well, but the activity is targeted by the police. Taking a risk, he borrows a car from Numan and begins his career as a desperate app driver on this illegal enterprise. However, his unruly appearance turns off many customers and earns him nothing but negative reviews. To save his driving career, he heeds the advice of the app instructor and shaves off what Muslim men consider sacrosanct, his beard…
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Remarks shared after Festival


"Asian American Film Festival showed the best Asian-related films in the USA. I am glad that they chose 'Have A Nice Day' as part of the festival. I met a lot of Asian filmmakers in New York, they inspired me in many ways.. [More]
"Asian American Film Festival showed the best Asian-related films in the USA. I am glad that they chose 'Have A Nice Day' as part of the festival. I met a lot of Asian filmmakers in New York, they inspired me in many ways. Since my short film is about the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong, they understand my story very well, as most of the Asians are recent immigrants in the USA. Apart from the screening, the film festival also organised many events to connect all filmmakers. Not to mention how many art events, museums and art cinemas in this city. I enjoyed this trip very much. The film festival attracted many Asian audience in New York, which surprised my a lot. In this trip, I got to know many Asians living in the USA, for example, an old Hong Kong lady who moved to New York 50 years ago. This helps me to understand this country and how difficult for an Asian to succeed in the film industry."





— Shared by Lau Kok-rui, director of Have a Nice Day after attending the 42th Asian American International Film Festival in U.S.A., under the sponsorship of NAE.

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