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Zhi ji sha ren fan (1997)

Wong Hei is Dee, a nice guy who was pushed around as a kid. Back then he had a compatriot in May, who protected him by threatening other kids with her predilection for cutting up animals. ... See full summary »

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Lung Chan ...
Ping
Kent Cheng ...
Luk Sing
Annie Man ...
Cheung Siu-Fa
Dino Kwoh Tai Tang
Kwong-Ji To
Hilary Tsui ...
May
Hei Wong ...
Dee
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Ho Yau-Fung
Fan Wei Yee ...
Cheung
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Wong Hei is Dee, a nice guy who was pushed around as a kid. Back then he had a compatriot in May, who protected him by threatening other kids with her predilection for cutting up animals. Years later, Dee tries to become a hair stylist, but he just can't get it right. He trembles, messes up, and loses jobs. Furthermore, his mean co-workers pick on him. One day, when he gets framed for messing up, May shows up again, except now she looks like Hilary Tsui. The two find that their special bond remains, and then they go and kill people. Dee kills and dismembers the bodies, but not before coiffing them up with his latest Dennis Rodman 'do. One day, a retarded girl (Annie Man) witnesses Dee disposing of a body. He's instructed by May to off the girl, but he ends up taking a liking to her. It seems that he sympathizes with her vulnerability. May doesn't feel the same and you can see this conflict coming a mile away. Michael Wong and Kent Cheng are the cops who try to crack the case. Written by IvanWong

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Truly awful, and not in a good way, either
30 January 2006 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Stephan Yip's "Mad Stylist" has a decent trailer that promises lashings of sex, violence and sleaze in the "Dr. Lamb"/"Untold Story" vein, but I urge you not to be fooled by it. The film is one of the most inept Hong Kong productions ever and is entertaining for about fifteen minutes. Being the tale of a vengeance-seeking hairdresser, it has black comedy appeal, too, but it never exploits its premise beyond the expected bouts of murder and torture, and even renders these dull. Yip is clearly a fan of "Natural Born Killers" because that is the film this turkey apes to the point of nauseum. Unfortunately, there is no context, no characterization, and no theme backing up the gratuitous stylings. Truly awful , and not in a good way, either.


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