Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Push - Chris Evans (2009) - Lau Fau Shan, Yuen Long

The next location was a bit tricky to nail until I did a search on one of the shops signs in the background. The scene is when Nick (Evans) first meets with Cassie (Dakota Fanning) and she tries to convince him of her sincerity. They pop out for some noodles, but actually the scene was shot all the way up in the most north westerly point of the New Territories in Lau Fau Shan. Regular readers may recognise the name from when I was doing all the Shatter posts last year. The area was once famous for its local oysters but these days the pollution in Shenzhen Bay makes tasting them a slightly risky activity. It also explains again why Yuen Long District Office was thanked in the end credits.

Anyway, I wouldn't have found this place if it wasn't for the white sign at the back of the middle picture. The Chinese says 牛記海味 (Ngau Gei Hoi Mei) which is the name for a Chinese marine products shop (Anglicised as Ngau Kee). A quick Google search using the Chinese name brings up quite a bit of info including the address in Lau Fau Shan village. One of the results was also a Youtube video about the place. If you forward to 2:50 you'll see exactly the same view as in the lower screen capture. So it's quite obvious that these scenes were filmed at night (initially giving me the impression that it was filmed indoors).

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