Sunday, November 20, 2016

Les Tribulations d'un Chinois en Chine - Jean-Paul Belmondo (1965) - Hong Kong Hilton Hotel, Central

For some reason the Hongkong Hilton was the number one place to shoot films during the 1960's. It features a couple of times in this film, initially as an office where Belmondo goes to meet someone (could be a lawyer, could be a bank manager - unfortunately I don't know because I can't understand French). Later on, one of his buddies (one of several expecting to benefit financially from his death) tries to shoot him from one of the hotel windows.

I'm fairly certain that this room/suite is the same one seen in Five Golden Dragons and again in The Million Eyes of Sumuru.

The last shot also gives us a nice bird's eye view of the previously mentioned Cricket Ground. You can probably get a similar view today but would need to head into the Cheung Kong Centre which replaced the hotel in the mid-to-late 90's.

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