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Lawrence Lau

Spacked Out

Hong Kong




In the godforsaken satellite city of Tuen Mun, 13-year-old Cookie suspects she's pregnant. Lately things have not been going her way. Her mother left; her father ignores her; her best friend is in reform school; and her boyfriend Is off selling bootleg VCDs in bustling Mong Kok. Flanked by her ride-or-dies Banana, Sissy and Bean Curd, she journeys into town to find an abortionist.

Director Lawrence Lau updates his 1988 debut Gangs—a shocking account of underage Triads— with an all-girls cast surviving on the lowest rungs of gang-life after the bosses have long gone legit... Swimming in turn-of-century malaise, this Category Ill youth drama offers a slice of urban grime as our quartet, who can only rely on themselves, navigate drug abuse, bad boyfriends and library books way past their due dates. Produced by Johnnie To (Election) and written by Lo Chi-leung (Viva Erotica).

• High Definition presentation
• Interview with co-director Lo Chi-leung
• Commentary by film scholar Brian Hu and journalist Ada Tseng (Saturday School podcast).
• New writing by Ross Chen
• Optional English and Chinese subtitles

New covert art by Derek Gabryszak and Leo Mak
Vinegar Syndrome Exclusive / Limited Edition of 3000.



Theatrical Bookings:

Founded by Ariel Esteban Cayer & Pearl Chan
Theatrical Booking: Aaron Hunt
Logo Design: Leo Mak
Ident Theme: The Great Octopus
Distribution: OCN Distribution