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Life
Year: 2000
"Never turn your back on Edison Chen!"
Sam Lee takes one in the back
Director: Kenneth Lau Hau-Wai
Cast: Sam Lee Chan-Sam, May Kwong Man-Shun, Wong Lam, Siao Suk-Sun, Ben Ng Ngai-Cheung, Michael Wong Mun-Tak
The Skinny: Calling this crap would be kind.
Review
by Kozo:
     Bizarre and annoyingly quirky drama that steals from the Moment of Romance films and Wong Kar-Wai. Sam Lee plays overly sweaty triad who runs into two former female classmates and wins both over with his strange existential ways. Meanwhile, his evil triad boss (Ben Ng) is after him. Unnecessary existential musings and annoyingly bad storytelling pollute this movie. What it all means is a complete mystery, but the lack of any real craft makes caring a near-impossiblity. Presumably, there were good intentions, but director Kenneth Lau makes a good case for his expulsion from the director's union thanks to his unintelligible filmmaking. Sam Lee is a fine presence, but his performance here accomplishes nothing and can only hurt his otherwise promising career. Michael Wong shows up in a dubbed cameo that serves no discernible purpose. (Kozo 2000)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Widesight Entertainment
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese Subtitles
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