'Aiqing mala tang' ('Spicy Love Soup') starts with a young couple eating sweet (or sour) and spicy soup from a two-sided bowl shaped in a Yin and Yang pattern. Until the couple's wedding at... See full summary »
Small-town policeman Ma Shan wakes up one morning to discover that his gun is missing. During his search, things take a sinister turn when his first love turns up dead and the bullet appears to be from his gun.
A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.
In the 1980s, encouraged by the government, a large number of families leave Chinese cities to settle in the poorer regions of the country, in order to develop local industry. The film's ... See full summary »
'Aiqing mala tang' ('Spicy Love Soup') starts with a young couple eating sweet (or sour) and spicy soup from a two-sided bowl shaped in a Yin and Yang pattern. Until the couple's wedding at the end of the film, 'Aiqing mala tang' intermittently shows six different episodes about different generations' relationships. Love can be sweet, sour, or spicy. And, you'll taste all those emotions from this contemporary Chinese film 'Aiqing mala tang'. Written by
Etsuko S. Kemble
i've already watched this masterpiece over more than ten times, each time i am destined to be more appalled by its fine and delicate structure and distinctive directing style than last time, it tells a story about a bunch of superficially disconnected couple who are,were or will be experiencing their turning crossroads of lifetime, but with the help of surroundings,inner self,and willpower.they managed to hurdle those obstacles and avoid debacle in time. i especially enjoy the final episode which depicts a lost lovebird who can't find her way back to her newly-met boyfriend when facing a host of buildings,a picturesque resemblance of lost in translation. above all, it's certainly a touching and melting flick for every generation and gender
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