December 27 is the birthday of the late Lam Ching-Ying, who starred in such famous Hong Kong films of the 1980s as Prodigal Son (Bai Ga Jai in Cantonese) and Mr. Vampire.  

Last year's post on this day has some detail on his life and filmography.

Like all forms of human expression, films and theater can have many layers of meaning. 

Above is a link to Prodigal Son (1982, Cantonese with English subtitles).  Below is a link to Mr. Vampire (1985, the first in the Mr. Vampire series; Cantonese and in order to turn on English subtitles you may need to click on the "cc" button and then select "Translate Captions" and then select "English - English," unless you understand Cantonese).