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Sausalito (2000)

Yi jian zhong qing (original title)
Ella is a divorced Chinese American taxi driver who spends her days ferrying people around the roads of Sausalito, San Francisco. After work, she spends time with her 8-year old son, Scott.... See full summary »

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Ella is a divorced Chinese American taxi driver who spends her days ferrying people around the roads of Sausalito, San Francisco. After work, she spends time with her 8-year old son, Scott. Ella meets Mike at Sky House, an infamous pick-up joint. Awkward strangers at first, they nonetheless find passion and what they want in each other. For Mike, it was but a one night stand amongst many, but it has affected Ella a great deal. Irritated at first, Mike cannot help but eventually be touched by Ella's sincerity. For a while, they spend happy times together. But when Mike's company is threatened, his attempts to save it by having an affair with a lady chairman. Not only are his efforts in vain, they also cause Ella to leave him. A year has passed and Ella has gone back to her old job. Mike, successful again with his new company, realizes that Ella is his only love. But a more mature Ella is now able to see her infatuation for what it is. It finally takes a near disaster to bring two ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Breaking cliché's
26 April 2003 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

Every love story is the same, as is every whodunit, thriller, or war movie... This is a brilliant love story, and the principal cast has done a nice job.

Better yet is the work behind the camera; 'Hong Kong Cinema' has never shown any fear to go 'beyond' the technical possibilities, and although there seems to be some restrain in regards of camera-movements, lighting & editing, it is still refreshing and exiting. Every one in Hollywood ought to get a training job in Hong Kong !!

There are many things to talk about, but let's pick one: MAGGIE CHEUNG. Everybody worldwide knows her by now, since no one has an excuse for not knowing her after her performance in IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. She is sensational. Truly gifted. And THE Lady MacBeth of this new century ! Why hasn't anybody seen that yet ! She's so glorious, so multi-faceted, so marvelous.

As is the talk in the world of opera: why another Lady MacBeth, Carmen, Tosca, where there are already so many on vinyl or celluloid... Every generation has its right for their own heroes in archetypical roles. Maggie Cheung ought to be our 'own' Lady MacBeth. (And I know just the perfect place to set the Shakespearean play, and who to cast beside her..). Until that moment, relish her performances that do exist. As in this lush romance.


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