Known nowadays as 'Asia's Las Vegas' for its economical boom and gambling, Macau, a former Portuguese Settlement in China, with a dimension of mere 30km², and a Population of 500 000 citizens, is suffering major social and economical changes. In 2007 it received more than 27000000 tourists, equaling its neighbor Hong-Kong. Miri, a cosmopolitan and smart Macau Chinese girl, returns to Macau after studying abroad. Having been working locally for over 2 months, she decides to take a walk trough the old part of town for the first time since her return. As she walks trough the streets, she hears a unique music. This music leads Miri on a journey where she (re)discovers one of the many stories of these century old streets.
An arms smuggler organization uses a pirate television station to spread dissention among representatives in an international conference in Portugal. A French diplomat travels to Macao, hoping to locate a sexy spy who had stayed in Lisbon.
Thomas has been having bad dreams. Can he survive a roller coaster nightmare ride through Macau and the dark truth that is awaiting him?
Part memoir, part city symphony, part noir-ish B-movie adventure, the new feature from critically acclaimed film-making duo João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata (To Die Like a Man) is a sensual, shape-shifting ode to one of the world's most mythic, alluring and exoticized cities.
"ZAIA: Crossroads in Macau" is a documentary that demonstrates the concepts from which the first Cirque du Soleil show in Asia was created and how they were layered onto the real life challenges of its artists and creators.
Following his confrontation with the nefarious DOA organization, Ken (Chow Yun Fat) is looking forward to going back to enjoying his retirement. His rest is cut abruptly short when his protégé Vincent (Shawn Yue), who's now working for Interpol, asks for Ken's help in taking down the real mastermind behind DOA, Aoi. The two head to Thailand, where DOA's former chief accountant Mark (Nick Cheung) has escaped with his daughter.
The world renowned “Invincible Hand” Ken could identify not only mahjong tiles, but also cards with his fingers which had made him a legend. Upon his retirement as the Chief Security Consultant in Las Vegas, Ken returned to his hometown Macau, where he met his old friend Benz, and Benz’s son Cool and nephew Karl. Both Cool and Karl wanted to follow Ken. Ken claimed that if Cool could successfully cheat him once or win over him, he would then accept Cool as his protégé. Cool’s step brother Lionel, an undercover agent, had disguised his identity in an international gambling mafia which had planned to form an alliance with mafias in illegal gambling from all over the world to control the result of soccer matches. Lionel had recorded the entire conference, with the criminal evidence kept in an imitated eye. The eye was coincidentally given to Rainbow, Ken’s only daughter, which put her in danger. The retired Ken was forced to use his “Magic Hand” once again to uncover the evil plan…
A gambler is targeted for murder during the wedding of his daughter to his protege.
A story of four women set amidst the Macanese gambling industry.
Documentary about the 1999 Sino-Portuguese handover.
This film is set in the historical city of Macau in 1943 during the Sino-Japanese war. A Chinese refugee (Aixinjueluo Qixin) falls in love with a local Macau man (Alex Fong), without knowing that her friend (Stephy Tang) has been his secret admirer for a long time. Written by Ai Movie Fansub
Tiger Across The River is about Wang Hedong and several of his younger brother came to Macau for refuge. After arriving in Macau, they accidentally involved in the gang struggle, in a few gangs, they were ghost guy Shun received, in their hands. Wang He Dong’s smart and able to destroy the Kang Hui’s conspiracy. Kang Hui in order to dominate the Macau, to several people who have their own threats to remove all, in his calculations, the third brother and the ghost guy Shun were plot. Kang Hui that succeed in the time, only to find their own smart anti-smart mistake, in the end empty joy.
The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of both castle and town.
How did ancient Egyptians build the Great Pyramid at Giza, joining two million blocks of heavy stone with amazing precision? Who were the leaders who built these enormous structures, and what did these tombs signify? Host David Macaulay explores the history, mythology, and religions of Egypt's people, combining live footage and animation. Take a rare look at the mummy of Ramses II and buried treasure in the sacred Valley of the Kings.
The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, it is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness.
Travel back to late 18th century Lowell, MA, now infamous for its textile mills and its "Lowell Girls," the poor, barely-educated waifs who helped turn those mills into sweatshops.
Author David Macaulay hosts CATHEDRAL, based on his award-winning book. Using a combination of spectacular location sequences and cinema-quality animation, the program surveys France's most famous churches. Travel back to 1214 to explore the design of Notre Dame de Beaulieu, a representative Gothic cathedral. The program tells period tales revealing fascinating stories of life and death, faith and despair, prosperity, and intrigue.
Macauley Culkin eats a piece of pizza