Afraid of Nothing, the Jobless King

Afraid of Nothing, the Jobless King

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Traditional 失業皇帝
Simplified 失业皇帝
Mandarin Shī Yè Huáng Dì
Cantonese Sat1 Jip6 Wong4 Dai3
Directed by Joe Ma
Produced by Jimmy Heung
Lee Kwok-hung
Screenplay by Joe Ma
Starring Gallen Lo
Gigi Leung
Eric Kot
Sam Lee
Wayne Lai
Music by Cacine Wong
Cinematography Chan Chi-ying
Edited by Cheung Ka-fai
Win's Entertainment
Brilliant Idea Group
Cameron Entertainment
Distributed by Mei Ah Entertainment
Release dates
1 January 1999 (1999-01-01)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$3,677,605

Afraid of Nothing, the Jobless King is a 1999 Hong Kong comedy film written and directed by Joe Ma and starring Gallen Lo and Gigi Leung.


Ten Outstanding Young Persons precipitant Ha Kong (Gallen Lo) was originally the chief executive officer of Tung Enterprises. However, when the corporate chairman (Lam Sheung Yee) of Tung Enterprises died from a heart attack, Tung Se (David Lee), the son of the chairman, in an attempt to seize power of the company, hires thugs to knock Kong unconscious and causing Kong to be absent from work for three days, which causes Kong to violate his employment contract and was fired as a result.

Since Kong has becomes homeless, he temporary moves in with Chu Jing (Eric Kot), a beggar who helped Kong after he woke up from his coma. Due to high unemployment rates during the financial crisis at the time, Kong was unable to find work and poses as a beggar with Jing's family. While begging in the streets, Kong meets a kind-hearted girl named Law Nam (Gigi Leung). Kong does his best to pursue Nam and win her sympathy, and lies to her about him a younger brother who is a beggar. Eventually, Kong was able to make a comeback under Nam's emotional appeal and collaborates with a well-known American pharmaceutical factory. However, Nam was furious for Kong's deception and decides to marry Kong's rival, Se. At Nam and Se's wedding, Kong finally takes his revenge.




Love HK Film gave the film a mixed review praising it as "humorous" with "some grating moments" but criticizes the plot as "haphazard".[1]

Box office

The film grossed HK$3,677,605 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 1 to 21 January 1999.


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