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The Love that is Wrong
Chinese: 男與女


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English and Chinese Subtitles

Year: 1992
Director: Ho Shi-Pui
Cast: Ellen Chan Ar-Lun, Michael Tao Dai-Yu, Lin Wei, Charlie Cho Cha-Lei
The Skinny: Disjointed thriller that provides the usual softcore sleaze with the bonus of a politically incorrect plotline. Also not a good movie.

Review
by Kozo:

This poorly made thriller mines the Basic Instinct formula, but comes up empty. Ellen Chan (and her celebrated body double) stars as a lesbian who is having an affair with one of her co-workers. The co-worker is also female (no surprise there), so the future of their blessed union is decidely without rugrats. Still, they want one, so they get Michael Tao to father the child with Ellen's partner. However, the girlfriend discovers that she actually enjoys being with men, and decides to dump Ellen for Michael. Bad idea. Ellen goes postal and decides to kill the both of them. Then she kills other people. Detective Lin Wei gets put on the case, but soon finds himself attracted to Ellen. And — get this — she feels the same way!

According to this film, all homosexuals will be straightened out once they get it on with a member of the opposite sex. While a pleasing enough idea to conservatives everywhere, it's also as politically incorrect as you can get. Not that it matters, because this movie is out-and-out bad. While possessing of thriller-like attributes, The Love that is Wrong goes the sleazy route and throws in gratuitous sex and nudity. That the sex and nudity has absolutely no connection to the film's plot is irrelevant, because you'll probably be bored already. The acting is also bad, and the plot twists laughable. The telephone book probably contains more thrills, chills, and nervewracking drama than this trashy exercise in inconsequence. I suggest a nap instead. (Kozo 1996)



   
 
 
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