Superstar comedian Stephen Chow turns in one of his most charismatic and heroic performances in King of Beggars, a period kung-fu comedy from director Gordon Chan (Fight Back to School). Chow plays So, a lazy, self-involved layabout who receives a fall from grace when his illiteracy prevents him from becoming an official. Reduced to being a beggar, So is asked to join the rebels, but his pride and self-loathing prevent him from joining up. But when evil Imperial wizard Norman Tsui stages a coup, it's up to So to stand up and be counted. So learns the hilarious "sleeping kung-fu", and returns to fight for justice as the legendary Beggar So! Combining an involving martial arts storyline, entertaining action sequences, and Stephen Chow's inimitable comic charm, King of Beggars is one of Stephen Chow's most enjoyable, crowd-pleasing efforts! Nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at the 12th Hong Kong Film Awards.