Felix Chong dismisses allegations of plagiarism


26 Apr – Hong Kong filmmaker Felix Chong admitted that he felt helpless over allegations that his film, “Venture Gutenberg” was a product of plagiarism.

As reported on Mingpao, the director, whose mentioned film gained Finest Movie on the Hong Kong Movie Awards, admitted that the plagiarism accusation resurfaced due to its latest victory on the mentioned awards.

“There may be nothing that I can do about it. The film gained the votes. I do not understand how fairer it may be. It’s past my management,” he mentioned.

Felix said that regardless of the criticisms and allegations that the movie copied the 1995 Hollywood film, “The Normal Suspects”, he’s joyful that the film was a hit each with the viewers and the critics alike.

“I can not fear an excessive amount of about different issues. Individuals have additionally accused Oliver Chan’s film [“Still Human”] of plagiarising a French movie. When you pay an excessive amount of consideration to those allegations, you will not be capable of make a film anymore,” he mentioned.

Felix said that if individuals are crying plagiarism simply because these movies have related material, then there could be a whole lot of “plagiarised movies” on the market.

“There are a whole bunch of movies concerning the transgenders, are you going to accuse all of them of plagiarism as effectively? It is past your management. Individuals have the precise to say something, however you possibly can’t pay an excessive amount of consideration to it,” he mentioned.


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