The Midas Touch (2013 film)

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The Midas Touch
TheMidasTouch.jpg
Film poster
Traditional超級經理人
Simplified超级经理人
MandarinChāo Jí Jīng Lǐ Rén
CantoneseCiu1 Kap1 Ging1 Lei5 Jan4
Directed byFung Chi Keung
Produced byChan Hing Ka
Written byAndrew Fung
StarringChapman To
Charlene Choi
Music byKwok Wai Leung
Law Seung Ching
CinematographyLam Chi Kin
Editing byYau Chi Wai
StudioEmperor Motion Pictures
Emperor Film Distribution (Beijing)
Emperor (Beijing) Culture Development
Letv Pictures
Distributed byEmperor Motion Pictures
UA Films
Release dates
  • 5 September 2013 (2013-09-05)[1]
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
BudgetHK$20 million [2]
 
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The Midas Touch
TheMidasTouch.jpg
Film poster
Traditional超級經理人
Simplified超级经理人
MandarinChāo Jí Jīng Lǐ Rén
CantoneseCiu1 Kap1 Ging1 Lei5 Jan4
Directed byFung Chi Keung
Produced byChan Hing Ka
Written byAndrew Fung
StarringChapman To
Charlene Choi
Music byKwok Wai Leung
Law Seung Ching
CinematographyLam Chi Kin
Editing byYau Chi Wai
StudioEmperor Motion Pictures
Emperor Film Distribution (Beijing)
Emperor (Beijing) Culture Development
Letv Pictures
Distributed byEmperor Motion Pictures
UA Films
Release dates
  • 5 September 2013 (2013-09-05)[1]
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
BudgetHK$20 million [2]

The Midas Touch is an upcoming Hong Kong comedy film directed by Andrew Fung and starring Chapman To and Charlene Choi as talent managers.

Plot[edit]

Successful debt collector Chiu takes pity on a group of wannabe pop starlets when he goes to collect from the agency they are signed with. Naively thinking that he can do a better job in launching their careers, Chiu takes over the company in lieu of the debt but starts to realize he may have bitten off more than he can chew. Hoping that things might change with a strategic approach, he hires experienced talent manager Suen but with money running low and the company on the brink of bankruptcy, a dejected Chiu is soon ready to admit that his Midas touch has run out until a Korean showbiz entity expresses interest in the girls.

Now Chiu has to decide whether he is willing to say goodbye to his investment and, more importantly, to a dream he has come close to achieving.

Cast[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Andrew Chan of the Film Critics Circle of Australia writes, "There is also not enough laugh out loud moments for the film to be a comedy and when it tries for dramatic effects, it feels rather odd."[3]

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