The actual members of the Hong Kong Baseball Team all prove themselves to be natural actors by playing themselves in this fictional youth drama set in 2004. In a city where baseball culture is non-existent, these baseball players are a minority by choice. The experience teaches them to be free-thinkers in dealing with love, friendship and their own sexuality. It also enables them to find the will to live in the face of death and the strength to conquer losing in a spectatorless sport.
A typical Hong Kong film about a group of die hard baseball players in Hong Kong, a city where no one really plays baseball. Based upon the players own stories, the players effectively play themselves with none of their names changed and the various stories based on their lives. Its life and love in the big city as the group train for international play.
The film is the stories of the guys, of the women they meet, the love they find and lose.and how they give everything else for the game.
It explores sexuality but does not judge it… It is about overcoming adversity and not surrendering to life’s obstacles.
“City Without Baseball” is a dramatized documentary of actual events, without preludes or follow ups central plot is not about their struggle to the top or promoting their beloved sport.
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Original Title: Mou ye chi sing
Language: Hong Kong
Director: Lawrence Ah Mon, Scud
Stars: Yu Chung Leung, Ron Heung, John Tai
Run time: 100 min