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Infatuation
Year: 1995
Director: Jimmy Shin Chi-Wai
Cast: Francoise Yip Fong-Wah, Wong Chung-Kwun, Money Lo Man-Yi, Simon Lui Yu-Yeung, Ng Doi-Yung
The Skinny: Other-woman thriller that has a few gripping moments, but the overall product is so ridiculous that it's hard to be affected, much less keep a straight face. Francoise Yip is sexy, but not much of an actress.
Review
by Kozo:
     This derivative Fatal Attraction rip-off promises much with its fetching poster: an image of Rumble in the Bronx babe Francoise Yip in a wet blouse. The film itself doesn't live up to its hormonal promise, but it does manage to do its inspiration one better. In one over-the-top scene, jilted other woman Yip and the offending nuclear family intellecualize and discuss the film's primary conflict - while the family is soaked in kerosene and Yip is threatening them with a cigarette lighter! However, the ultimate resolution to this bizarre sequence tries to be profound, and thus strains any sort of believability. The film has its harrowing moments, but they're so exploitative that buying any dramatic resolution is just impossible. Francoise Yip is remarkably attractive, but she lacks any evident acting ability. The film itself lacks character, plot, story, dialogue and logic; a full house of cinematic necessities. Director Jimmy Shin tries to help by throwing style on the screen, but the arty slow motion and strobe effects can't disguise the truth: this film is crap. (Kozo 1996)
   
 
 
 
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