Saturday, May 14, 2016


The Anvil Business Club was able to add some Chinese culture to the new business district located in Fort Bonifacio last May 14, 2016 with the showing of The Last Tycoon. This was the second movie showing organized by the Anvil Cultural Committee at the U-Theater, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. The story was inspired by the life of a prominent mob boss in Shanghai in the early 1920s and 1930s.
The story follows the characters of a local fruit vendor and his lover who aspires to be a successful opera performer. It narrates how the local fruit vendor went through the hardships of being able to take one’s life away without feeling any emotion whatsoever. He then goes on his way to Shanghai to make a name for himself. He first started on the street as a follower of the local gangster, then became an apprentice of the mob boss, and then slowly made his way up to the top as a boss.

Just like the previous movie showing, the dynamics of the business world has not changed. Loyalty, trust, and good negotiations are key aspects to running a business. It is the backbone to every business deal and structure one may partake.

What will you do if your life was turned upside down? Will you risk your life for your mentor or just take over the entire business as your own? Is there more to what meets the eye in doing business? Not all answers are within the box, you have to look beyond what’s in it and be ready to embrace risk.
After the movie there was a short discussion led by Honorary Chairman Wilson Lee Flores, followed by delicious snacks prepared by Chairman Emeritus George Siy and Wilynda Chua.

Overall the movie showing was another success for the Cultural Committee. I am glad I was part of yet another Anvil movie showing, I am a regular fan of Chinese movies such as this, and Anvil has been moving forward to advocating the Chinese culture to our modern world today. I really look forward the watching yet another cultural heritage movie in Anvil, Red Cliff.

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