Uprooted from Los Angeles after her mother is stricken with breast cancer, thirteen-year-old Fen struggles to adjust to life in Taipei. As Fen navigates her way through school and reconnects with her long-separated father, her turbulent bond with her mother worsens. Fen drifts further away from her mother through a series of rebellious acts before her younger sister is misdiagnosed with SARS, pushing Fen and her mother towards a heated, long-gestating confrontation.
Fung, aka “King of the Gigolos”, is now ‘retired’ and running a nightspot in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong entertainment district. He takes on a rare new client, Monica, who has reluctantly turned to prostitution to pay her mother’s medical bills. Having been referred to him for carnal guidance after a customer labels her a “dead fish”, Monica inevitably falls for Fung’s charms.
“A woman is born to give her body to men; her father or strangers should make no difference.” Respectable Police Commissioner Josephine reinvestigates an insignificant murder case of a 11 years old girl. The murderer is the mother of the victim, Becky. Under intense interrogation, Becky refused to admit that she knew all along that her boyfriend was raping her little daughter at home. The harsh interrogation drives Becky into killing herself. What is the … Read more
Yan and Emily have been married for two years. Since Emily is cultivated in a catholic way and considers sex to be a sin, their sex life is always miserable. To save their marriage, Yan hires a nobleman, K, to give Emily a lesson in sex. Yan cooks up a scheme to kidnap his wife and lock her up in a castle for three months for the tutorial. After the training, her attitude towards sex … Read more
Another gruesome case involves a woman who’s a sole survivor of a brutal massacre. A local constable questions the woman about her whereabouts and what might have happened the night before. As he gets the young woman to talk, she spins a tale of debauchery, madness, and people so vile that you wished that they’ll never see daylight again. Why is this woman so reluctant to talk? Who else might be involved in this ghastly … Read more
Dr. Poon is a psychiatrist who espouses the therapeutic benefits of wild, screaming group sex. He tells Susan, a recent divorcée who is disenchanted with love and men, that the only way she is going to get over her ex-husband is to watch him have sex with some other woman. When she acquiesces to her shrink’s suggestion, Poon insists that he also be present for professional reasons. Meanwhile he coerces his Mainland-born nurse Siu-ying to … Read more
After being thrown out of the police academy, Debbie Fung (Ellen Chan) gets a new chance but instead, the proposition is to go undercover. Accepting the mission to get close to tycoon Lau Fuk Tin (Michael Wong) as he’s suspected of a number of murders of women, under the disguise of Maryanne, Debbie quickly gets close to Lau. Going so far as getting an almost permanent residence with the man, Debbie witnesses horrific things on … Read more
A model training center is set up by Lady Rose, which aims to provide sex partners for men with high social status. However, Lady Rose’s main purpose is to blackmail the reputable men for money. A fashion show of undergarments is held, Lady Rose’s models appear in their sexiest and most seductive underwear, and men cannot stop looking for partners. The dirty business of Lady Rose is finally exposed and shakes up the city when … Read more
Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father’s death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family’s business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this weakness. Li Man-Ho reluctantly agrees after pressure from other members to temporarily act as leader in order to restore stability and order. But he is soon faced with violence, betrayal and confusion, in this world … Read more
Cheng, Wai & Joe are Gigolos. Cheng, once very popular, is losing his fame due to age. Wai’s profession brings to his family lots of bad luck and destruction. Joe is persuaded to betray his client by videotaping their intercourse for the client’s husband and get involved in a murder case. The life of gigolos with the good things and the wrong side.
While working alone late at the office one night, Veronica is raped by a returning male colleague, who accidentally kills her in the process (she falls back and hits her head on a sharp object). Later that same evening, he comes across a bar hostess who looks identical to the woman that he has just murdered. He eventually talks her into showing up for work in Veronica’s place on the very next day, and handing … Read more
The story revolves around Zhao Yiyi (Ren Min) and Xu Jiashu (Xin Yunlai). After the college entrance exams, Zhao Yiyi has been secretly in love with Xu Jiashu. She is finally able to confess her love, but they start a long-distance relationship by accident. Long distance relationship tests their love for each other.
On the eve of the 1997 handover, violence is rampant as the British Hong Kong government has joined forces with the triads to cause chaos in Hong Kong. The gang leader, Lam Yiu-Cheong assigns his crony Ah Lok to take an important role in the destruction. But Lok harbours a secret – he’s an undercover policeman and he’s about to discover a political conspiracy that will shock the country to its core.
The film follows a family in the central Chinese city of Chongqing made up of retired policeman Li (He Xingquan), his second wife Zhang (Guan Jiangge) and their two sons from former marriages. Neither of the younger generation are doing too well, with Li’s son Jianjun (Liao Zhong) working long hours as a taxi driver, putting strain on his new marriage, and Zhang’s son Xiaolei (Xu Tao) running wild with a gang of hooligans. After … Read more
The co-directorial debut of advertising director Ng Wing-shan and actor Yeung Chiu-hoi tells an affecting tale of female friendship and unlikely first loves. Nam and Yuet have been best friends since their school days. On the night before Yuet’s wedding, Nam recalls their time together in school, when they shared a relationship that was more than friendship, but also perhaps not quite love. This lovingly nostalgic and bittersweet film offers a unique feminine twist on … Read more
Like her directorial debut Twelve Nights, Twelve Days depicts 12 scenes of a tumultuous marriage, from its blissful beginning through its bitter collapse. On day one, Jeannie and Simon seem to have the makings of a perfect marriage, but the following 11 vignettes reveal the various conflicts, both big and small, that slowly eat away at their bond. Love may build a marriage, but Twelve Days shows that reality can just as easily shatter it.
Confirmed bachelor Man Suen, a university professor, must get married by the age of 35 otherwise he and his playboy brother Ray Suen won’t inherit his father’s fortune of 50 million dollars which will then go to his uncle. He is unaware that his colleague, the prim Miss Cheung, is in love with him and that she dreams of being rescued by her super-costumed hero. His brother has met a young heiress and his uncle … Read more
Based on the classic Chinese novel “Jin Ping Mei,” written during the Ming Dynasty. The novel itself is the first full length Chinese fictional work to depict sexuality in explicit manner. The movie (as well as novel) takes place during 1111-1127 and centers around Ximen Quing, a corrupt social climber and lustful merchant who is wealthy enough to marry a consort of wives and concubines.
Chronicles the rise of two brothers from their start in the 1940’sas illegal immigrants from China to the 1970’s when they became the heads of the most powerful triad group in Hong Kong. Kent Cheng is the wise brother who must constantly help out his rash younger brother, Ray Lui. Another one of these true-life stories that seems to glorify triad life. Predictable at best.
A teenage girl falls in love with a pimp and is forced into prostitution. [from the Tai Seng Catalog] Amy, Michelle and Yan are three bored teen girls run out of money and decide to trick a guy into paying for their dinner. Their behaviour gets them the attention of a gang leader, Danny, who takes the eldest girl, Amy, as his girlfriend, but with the clear (to everyone but Amy) intention of making her … Read more
Yuan Xiuling, a former star and has-been actress plans to return to the spotlight of the theater a year after her philandering husband died. She decides to star in Two Sisters, written and directed by transwoman An Ouyang. But, her biggest rival, He Yuwen, a rising actress, also stars in the play. Yuwen plans her theatrical debut through it. During the preparation of the play, such a drama unfolds at the backstage as much as … Read more
Based on the tragic true story of China’s first prima donna of the silver screen, Ruan Lingyu, chronicling her rise to fame as a movie actress in Shanghai during the 1930s. *** International superstar Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love) embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu, known as the “Greta Garbo of China,” in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan (Rouge). Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, … Read more