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Black Rose Academy (2004)

Gin chap hak mooi gwai (original title)
Gill and Sandy are two young girls looking for an apartment. They find a mysterious house whose owner is none other than the legendary heroine Black Rose. Black Rose decides to train the ... See full summary »
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Gillian Lu
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Charlene
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Jim Lo
Teresa Mo ...
Black Rose
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Lee Shou-Fu
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Meng Lo
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Chi-Kong Lee
Hoi-Pang Lo
Patrick Tang
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Gill and Sandy are two young girls looking for an apartment. They find a mysterious house whose owner is none other than the legendary heroine Black Rose. Black Rose decides to train the girls much to their chagrin. When the girls try to escape, they learn that Poison Ivy, a former protege of Black Rose's, has been casuing trouble. With no other option, the girls, along with taxi driver Jim (who Black Rose thinks is her ex-lover), train and Gill and Sandy become the new Black Roses. Written by Ninja01

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Also Known As:

Protégé de la rose noire  »

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Odd movie...
23 December 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Hand on heart, then this movie is not the brightest moment in Donnie Yen's directorial history, nor in the history of the Hong Kong cinema. That being said, it should also be said that to fully appreciate "Protégé De La Rose Noire" (ake "Gin chap hak mooi gwai") you have got to have an understanding of Hong Kong cinema and the rather out there weird comedy that they incorporate.

I do enjoy Hong Kong cinema, but even I found "Protégé De La Rose Noire" to be a bit too out there at most times. It wasn't the type of comedy that really made me laugh or really sit well with my taste.

What made the movie worth watching was the impressive cast list. And if you are familiar with Hong Kong cinema, then you should be nodding in approval to the cast list. And the segment with Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung were acting out classic Jackie Chan scenes from some of his most prominent movies was really good and entertaining.

A lot of things throughout the movie just wasn't making all that much sense and just dangerously close to just being too bizarre.

This movie will appeal mostly to die-hard fans of anyone on the cast list. Other than that it is hard to find any reason to recommend this movie to anyone.


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