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Mahjong (1996)

Ma jiang (original title)
When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.

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Hong Kong
Nick Erickson ...
Marcus
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Kaizô Hayashi
Elaine Jin ...
Mother of Red Fish
Lawrence Ko ...
Luen-Luen (as Yulun Ke)
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Marthe
T.C. Lin ...
The Housemate
Carrie Ng
Cheng-Wan Pieh ...
Sylvia
Tsung Sheng Tang ...
Red Fish
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David
Bosen Wang ...
Gangster in Red-Suit
Chi-tsan Wang
Nien-Jen Wu ...
Gangster in Black Suit
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When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.

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7 December 1996 (Japan)  »

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Easily Yang's worst film
18 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Edward Yang made his only bad movie (and I've seen them all) with this flick about young gangsters in Taipei and the scams they run. All the foreign actors are god-awful and that includes poor Virginie Ledoyen when she has to speak English. Most of the humor and purposefully over-the-top acting falls flat. Among the cast, only the very talky Tang Tsung Sheng and the subdued Lawrence Ko stand out. None of the relationships among the characters ever really gets fleshed out, and the movie has an extremely conventional ending. Ledoyen is of course extremely gorgeous so maybe Yang was distracted because he never gets a handle on the tone of this thing.


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