Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex.

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Miss Hua (segment "The Hand")
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Zhang (segment "The Hand")
Feng Tien ...
Master Jin (segment "The Hand")
Chun-Luk Chan ...
Hua's Servant - Ying (segment "The Hand") (as Auntin Luk)
Jianjun Zhou ...
Hua's Lover - Zhao (segment "The Hand")
Wing Tong Sheung ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Kim Tak Wong ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Siu Man Ting ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Lai Fu Yim ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Cheng You Shin ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Wing Kong Siu ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
Kar Fai Lee ...
Tailor (segment "The Hand")
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Hotel Concierge (segment "The Hand")
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Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium")
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Dr. Pearl / Hal (segment "Equilibrium")
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A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Three visionary directors. One erotic journey.

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, and for language | See all certifications »

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Designed as a tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni. Ironically, Antonioni's contribution was universally deemed to be the worst of the three. See more »

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Featured in Autumn of the Magician (2009) See more »

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Uneven
17 September 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

One part brilliant, one part so-so, one part utter crap. Guess which one is which. OK, I'll help you out. In the order of appearance:

"The Hand" by Wong Kar-Wai is a solid piece of film-making, but nothing special. Let's just say the Master does not break any new ground with yet another short story of unrequited love. We've seen these characters before, they are not that interesting, and the story itself veers too far into melodramatic to my liking.

"Equilibrium" by Soderbergh is a witty, clever little nugget... and you won't soon forget an unorthodox shrink who indulges in a bit of voyerism on the side while treating his twitchy patient (a great appearance by Robert Downey Jr.)

The Whatever It Was Called by Antonioni is so bad, I could not believe my eyes. Well, unless you enjoy watching gorgeous girls writhing on a bed or dancing on the beach - naked. Oh, you think quite a few people would enjoy that? So did Antonioni. The whole thing looked like an extended male fantasy of a Maserati commercial. No characters or plot, not particularly interesting cinematography...It was just boring.

Bottom line, it was a strange idea to bring together three allegedly great directors on a single ticket, and it did not pay off. Go see it for the Soderbergh piece if nothing else. Wong Kar-Wai fans will be slightly disappointed, and Antonioni fans are beyond salvation.


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