Producer: Saville CHAN

監製:陳心遙


Director and Script Writer: Anastasia TSANG

導演:曾憲寧


Cast: Sylvia CHANG, Simon YAM, Cecilia CHOI, Henick CHOU, Ben YUEN, Shing MAK, Alma KWOK, Jacky TONG

主演:張艾嘉、任達華、蔡思𧥺、周漢寧


Language: Cantonese with English Subtitles

語言:粵語, 中英字幕


Duration:103 mins

片長:103 分鐘




Devastated by the loss of her skilled neon sign-making husband, a wife decides to carry on his unfinished dream of making neon signs.


A Light Never Goes Out rides the wave of Hong Kong’s cinematic renaissance with a thoughtful look at everything represented by neon heritage. What do we lose when we lose a neon sign? That's the question posed by A Light Never Goes Out, the wonderful debut feature from director Anastasia Tsang. Though this is Tsang's first movie, she is a film industry veteran, and she has landed a roster of big stars for her first effort, including Simon Yam and Sylvia Chang.


香港曾以滿街霓虹燈聞名世界,卻隨著時代變遷,昔日的燦爛繁華似乎已成往事。妻子難以接受丈夫離世,終日在家整理其遺物。身邊所有人都叫她別再執著,卻屢勸無效。一日,她發現一條開啟亡夫的秘密霓虹燈工場的鎖匙,並在那裡遇見他的青年徒弟,得悉亡夫一直希望重造一個已拆除的神秘霓虹燈牌。盼能完成其遺願的妻子,在過程中逐漸了解每個昔日燈牌的故事。


張艾嘉、任達華相隔39年後再度再合作,攜手新演員周漢寧、蔡思韵,講述一段屬於香港的獨特歷史。片中的霓虹燈與最近的清拆工程不謀而合。不同的意境符號貫穿全片,暗喻著這座城市之餘,也對照著力挽狂瀾的香港人,正如導演所言:雖然是空執著,然而,人生也許要有執著才有重量。

Sylvia CHANG as Mei Heung

Born into a grassroots family, Mei Heung is the second child among four brothers and sisters. Her father died in early days, Mei Heung got used to take care of her younger brother and sister, and led to her pragmatic and frugal personality. When she was 21, she was married to Bill, a neon sign craftsman, and soon got pregnant with a daughter called Prism.

During SARS in 2013, neon sign business declined drastically. Mei Heung urged Bill to close the neon sign factory and change career, but Bill insisted to keep the factory. Since then the relationship between them was worsened. A few years ago, due to the new ordinance enacted by the government, as well as the boost of LED sign industry, neon sign business was hit hard again. Under Mei Heung’s pressure, Bill finally became a taxi driver, whereas Mei Heung worked as a supermarket cashier.

One day, Bill suddenly died of heart attack when driving a taxi. Mei Heung fell into unbearable grief, indulged in Bill’s past. Accidentally, she discovered that Bill was still running his neon factory and even had an apprentice, Leo, who told her that Bill wanted to remake an old neon sign. She was delighted to fulfil her husband’s last wish, so she worked actively with Leo to search for the neon sign and learn the craftsmanship. Unfortunately, obstacles came one by one. She even discovered layers of secrets she didn't know about Bill. She seemed to reacquaint with her husband and this marriage. Finally, she realized the beautiful value of persistence, and gradually got out of the pain of widowhood.

張艾嘉 飾 江美香

角色簡介:

出身草根,四兄弟姊妹中排行第二,父親早逝,家境貧寒,美香年紀小小便幫忙照顧弟妹,形成務實、計算的個性。21歲下嫁霓虹師傳鑣叔,不久便懷女兒彩虹。鑣叔沙士時霓虹燈生意一落千丈,美香主張鑣叔為家庭經濟著想,關掉霓虹廠趁早轉行,鑣叔執意不從,夫妻間從此出現裂痕。幾年前,霓虹生意因政府的規管政策加上 LED 燈盛行再受打擊,美香力勸之下,鑣叔終轉行做的士司機,美香則在超市兼職收銀。一天,鑣叔出門後遇車禍猝逝,美香陷入難以自拔的哀傷,沉溺於鑣叔的過去,後發現鑣叔生前原來仍有做霓虹生意,並得知他想重製燈牌的遺願,於是與其徒弟Leo合力完成燈牌,過程中不但經歷重重障礙,更發掘到鑣叔一層又一層她所不知的秘密,讓她重新認識鑣叔及這段婚姻, 並對堅持的美好價值有所體悟,最終逐漸走出喪偶傷痛。

Simon YAM as Bill

A neon sign craftsman, Bill came to Hong Kong with his father when he was young and was introduced by his father's friend as an apprentice to the neon factory. Later, he inherited the mantle of the master and became the factory owner because of his excellent craftsmanship. It has been fifty years since then. One day, he went to the rooftop to repair his first neon sign, romantically met Mei Heung. They soon became a couple.

After marriage, he continued to strive for excellence when making neon signs, being a meticulous craftsman who valued the quality of the product more than the costs. In addition to craftsmanship, he was also very principled about industry ethics. He insisted on quoting reasonable neon sign fees and keeping promises, that’s why he had a good reputation among customers. He also took good care of Mei Heung and their daughter Prism. He endured calmly no matter what Mei Heung said about the trivial matters at home. However, only about her request of closing the neon factory, he did not give an inch to Mei Heung. Even though he was seriously injured by falling off a building when installing a neon sign. In recent years, the neon business has dropped even more. Mei Heung persuaded him to make LED signs to earn more money, but he rejected firmly.

However, under the new regulations of the government, many neon signs were removed in a large scale. Under Mei Heung's repeated requests, Bill finally closed the neon factory and changed his career as a taxi driver. However, he secretly reopened the factory a few years later. He hired his apprentice Leo, and continued to run neon sign’s business for regular customers. One night, he drove a taxi back to work in the middle of the night, but suddenly died of an acute heart attack.

任達華 飾 楊燦鑣

角色簡介:

霓虹師傅。少年時隨父來港,在父親朋友介紹下到霓虹廠當學徒,後因手藝出色繼承師傳衣缽成為老闆,一做便五十年。一天到天台維修自己第一個親手燒製的燈牌,邂逅美香,二人結為夫婦。他總是專注地製作霓虹燈,是個一絲不苟、為了堅持出品質量不計成本的匠人。除了技術外,對行業道德也極有原則,堅持不要賺盡、信守承諾,在熟客間有口皆碑。對於美香和彩虹,他也是溫柔地守護,就只有在關掉霓虹廠一事上他對美香寸步不讓,即使曾因安裝霓虹墮樓受重傷,他也堅拒轉行。近年霓虹生意更為沒落,美香勸他引入 LED 燈確保利潤,他卻到死執意不從。然而在政府新規管條例下,眼見不少親手製造的霓虹燈牌一個個落下,鑣叔在美香多番要求下,終關掉霓虹工廠,轉行當的士司機,心裡卻始終放不下,兩年前暗地重開工場,並收了徒弟Leo,繼續做熟客生意。一晚,他半夜駕的士回工場工作,卻突然急性心臟病發離世。

Cecilia CHOI as Prism

The only daughter of Mei Heung and Bill, with a highly self-disciplined and self-demanding personality. Inspired by his father, she was interested in art. When she was going to enter the university, her family was facing financial difficulties because of the drop of Bill's neon business. She was sensible and gave up the art course that she loved, and tried her best to get into the architecture faculty, as being an architect would have rather substantial incomes.

After graduation, she became an architect, bearing the family's livelihood and repaying family's residential debt. She always longed to live in a place with more creative freedom. She had a stable relationship with her boyfriend Roy, who was also an architect and they applied for immigrant marriage and hoped to move to Australia to live a new life. Sadly, her father died all of a sudden. Prism faced a dilemma between relieving mother's grief and getting married in time.

Meanwhile, Prism's was emotionally detached, which made her couldn't cry at all, as if she didn't feel the death of her father. She was distressed to see her mother indulged in the grief of being widowed. She did everything to help her mother to return to normal so that she can leave Hong Kong without any worries, but Mei Heung did not appreciate it and got even worse. Prism thought it was totally nonsense, knowing her mother wanted to re-make an old neon sign so as to complete Bill’s last wish. She was even more annoyed and jealous seeing her mother working with her father's apprentice Leo all day long. Her struggle between the love and hate towards her mother grew more and more intense as days went by.

蔡思韻 彩虹

角色簡介:

美香和鑣叔的獨女。事事規行矩步,自我期許極高。受父親的薰陶而對美術有興趣,升讀大學時因家境受父親霓虹生意下滑拖累,懂事的她放棄鍾情的藝術系,拼命考入收入更有保障的建築系,畢業後成為則師,分擔家庭生計及償還父親早前生意失敗的欠債。一直嚮往到更有創作自由的地方生活。她與同是建築師的男友Roy感情穩定,她們希望申請移民結婚,到澳洲過新生活,卻料不到父親鑣叔猝逝,她一方面擔心美香的喪偶狀態,一方面要準備移民結婚,陷入兩難。偏偏彩虹的自我保護機制讓她的情緒進入了麻木的狀態,一直無法哭泣,彷彿對父親之死全無感覺。而母親卻一直沉溺喪偶的哀傷中,彩虹為了能讓她早日回復正常好放心離港,無所不用其極,但母親卻似乎不領情,繼續沉溺,甚至為了要完成父親生前重造霓虹燈牌的遺願而勞師動眾,更為此終日跟父親的徒弟混在一起,讓彩虹既煩惱又妒忌,對母親又愛又恨的矛盾越演越烈。

Henick CHOU as Leo

He was taken care of by his grandmother when he was a child and their relationship was close. After his parents divorced, he was taken care of by his mother, while his elder brother was taken care of by his father. Leo was not talented in studying, which made him self-abased when comparing with his brother. His mother always felt ashamed because of Leo’s uselessness. He felt he could never compare to his brother, that he was worthless, no matter what he did, he was only a failure. He became cynical when facing his studies and life, and started to skip school. He was evicted by his mother when she discovered that.

One night, he met Bill who was repairing neon signs. Seeing Bill, an old man who working at a high place, Leo felt it was quite dangerous and gave a helping hand. Since then, he was fascinated by neon craftsmanship. Bill even generously let him live in the neon factory. When he learned to make neon signs, Bill complimented him on his talent. This was the very first time he realized that he could have a talent. However, just when he was passionate to learn this craft, Bill suddenly disappeared, leaving behind arrears of rent. Leo was about to be evicted by the owner and to be homeless again.

At the moment of losing all the hope, he met Mei Heung who came to make offerings to Bill, and learned that Bill had passed away. In order to continue living in the factory, Leo lied to Mei Heung that Bill’s last wish was to remake an old neon sign. Unexpectedly, on the way of making a neon sign and even teaching Mei Heung, he rekindled his enthusiasm about this craft, and even built up his self-confidence. He was determined to inherit Bill’s craftsmanship.

周漢寧 Leo

角色簡介:

小時候被外婆照顧,與外婆關係親近,父母離異後,被母親照顧成長,哥哥則由父親照顧。與自小品學兼優的哥哥相比,他並沒有讀書的天分,讓母親感到很丟臉,凡事自愧不如兄長,覺得自己一無是處,認為不管做什麽自己也只會是個失敗著,索性以玩世不恭的態度面對學業和人生,最終逃學,被母親發親趕出家門。一夜碰巧遇到維修霓虹燈牌的鑣叔,他見鑣叔一把年紀在高處工作,頗為危險,上前相助,自此對霓虹工藝一見鍾情,遂拜鑣叔為師學燒霓虹燈管,鑣叔也好心地收留他,讓他可以住在工場。學習期間竟被師傅稱讚有天分,這是他人生第一次發現自己有過人之處。然而,就在剛開始想認真學藝時,鑣叔卻人間蒸發,留下欠租,Leo即將被業主趕走,再次無家可歸,萬念俱灰,想以燒燈管的石油氣自盡,此時竟遇到前來拜祭鑣叔的美香,更得知鑣叔病逝。Leo為了可以繼續住在工場,訛稱師傅有個重製燈牌的遺願,錯有錯着,過程中令他重拾意志,找回自信,決心繼承鑣叔的手藝。