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AV (2005)

103 min - Comedy, Drama - 19 March 2005
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The story of four soon-to-be-college grads who are about to embark on the big adventure known as life. The foursome make an elaborate plan to hire a Japanese porn actress (or "AV Girl") for a fake film. Then...they'll have sex with her. What could go wrong?

Director:  Pang Ho-Cheung

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The story of four soon-to-be-college grads who are about to embark on the big adventure known as life. The foursome make an elaborate plan to hire a Japanese porn actress (or "AV Girl") for a fake film. Then...they'll have sex with her. What could go wrong?


Collections: Pang Ho-Cheung

Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Japanese, Cantonese
Release Date:  19 March 2005

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Runtime:  1 h 43 min

Four deadbeat university students aim high in Pang Ho-cheung’s comedy-drama AV, devising a plan to have sex with a Japanese porn starlet in a bogus adult video production.

Desperate to get laid and inspired by a mate’s attempt at snaring a budding actress, Jason (Wong You-nam), Chi-on (Lawrence Chou), Band Aid (Derek Tsang) and Fatty (Jeffrey Chow) exploit a government youth loan scheme and bring Amamiya Manami (playing herself) to Hong Kong. A fake adult movie company is set up and a film crew of paying stand-ins is quickly assembled but the team soon finds more than they bargained for once their elaborate venture gets underway.

Fans of director Pang’s three earlier features will find continuation of themes in AV ’s blend of bonding, scheming and cheating, not to mention a return to his offbeat brands of comedy and drama. Hong Kong youths become a focus of attention this time around, with the young men contrasting their utter lack of ambition with the achievements of student protesters decades earlier.

Cohorts in their sleazy caper are enlisted with an impassioned speech about others who changed history, and a nifty Dispute Correction Tube is introduced as a solution for indecisiveness. Elsewhere, filmmaking jokes slip into the picture when an aspiring director friend (Chui Tien-you) is signed onto the fake movie and displays grand hopes for his debut. The four leads make for a colourful ragtag bunch, each holding a distinct character as their side relationships or failures are cut into a narrative, while Amamiya Manami acquits herself well as more than just the lads’ plaything. Rounding out the cast to complement AV ’s young stars and newcomers are the likes of Jim Chim, Cheung Tat-ming, Chung King-fai, Bonnie Wong and a delightfully deadpan Eric Kot.

Tim Youngs

Thanks to Far Film Festival