My Life as McDull
(Mak Dau goo si)
by Toe Yuen
Script: Brian Tse after an original idea by Alice Mak & Brian Tse
Editor: Toe Yuen
Music: Steve Ho, David Lowe
Production: Lunchtime Prod.
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35 mm, Colour, 75 min
OV Cantonese with French Subtitles
Grand Prize Annecy Film Festival 2003
Mc Dull is a small pig living in Hong Kong with Mrs Mc Bing, his single mother. More gifted for dreaming than for working at school, Mc Dull is haunted by his desires, such as going to he Maldives Islands and become an Olympic champion. Despite her meagre savings, with a lot of good cooking and some ingenuity, her mother will do all she can to turn his dream true. In the meanwhile, Mc Dull starts training for the forgotten discipline, "the sweet buns capture", while his mother tries to make it become an Olympic sports...
My Life as McDull is deeply rooted in the life of Hong Kong. The questions coming to young Mc Dull, his dreams and his hopes, echo the ones of any child and adult in the world. Who did not dream of a marvellous destination, without being able to locate it ? Who never dreamt of becoming a super star Is there any child who never tried to please his parents? Mc Dull is just an ordinary boy, like millions, yet with one physical singularity: he is a pig!