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  • NR
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 6.7  (637)

In the movie Fagara, directed by Heiward Mak and released in 2019, three half-sisters from different backgrounds learn about their familial ties and bond over their shared experiences. The film opens with a scene in Hong Kong, where the eldest sister. Heung (played by Sammi Cheng), is working as a successful restaurant manager. She receives a call from her stepfather, informing her that her biological father, who she never met, has passed away and left her a box of belongings. Heung is initially resistant to the idea of connecting with her estranged family, but eventually decides to travel to China to collect the box and learn more about her heritage.

When Heung arrives in China, she meets her two half-sisters, the free-spirited and rebellious younger sister, Ching (played by Megan Lai), and the reserved and introverted youngest sister, Yee (played by Li Xiaofeng). The three sisters are all initially wary of each other due to their vastly different personalities and upbringings, but they quickly find common ground when they discover their shared love for a herb called fagara, which their father used in his cooking.

As they spend more time together, the sisters begin to open up to each other and learn about their respective struggles. Ching, who works as a yoga instructor, is facing financial troubles and has a strained relationship with her adoptive mother. Yee, who works as a nurse, is still traumatized by the death of her mother and struggles with social anxiety. Heung, who is unmarried and childless, begins to question her own choices in life and her relationship with her long-time boyfriend.

Throughout the movie, the sisters support each other through various challenges, including Heung's discovery of a family secret, Ching's financial troubles, and Yee's efforts to overcome her anxiety and connect with her patients at the hospital. Along the way, they also bond over their shared love for cooking and food, culminating in a heartwarming scene where they prepare a meal together using the fagara herb.

One of the standout aspects of Fagara is the performances of the three lead actresses. Sammi Cheng, who is a seasoned Hong Kong actress and singer, delivers a nuanced portrayal of Heung's complicated emotions and struggles with identity. Megan Lai brings infectious energy and humor to her role as Ching, while Li Xiaofeng shines in her portrayal of the shy and introverted Yee.

The movie also features stunning cinematography, showcasing the natural beauty of both Hong Kong and China. The scenes in China, where the majority of the movie takes place, are particularly breathtaking, capturing the lush landscapes and bustling city streets with equal beauty.

Overall, Fagara is a heartwarming and emotionally resonant movie that explores themes of family, identity, and connection. It's a beautiful testament to the power of love and siblinghood, and an excellent showcase of the talents of its diverse and talented cast.

Fagara is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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Fagara is available to watch free on Viki. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Apple TV and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Fagara for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
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    1 hr 58 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (637)