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Paper Moon Affair (2005)

An enigmatic Japanese woman, abandoned by her wealthy Chinese husband in a remote Pacific Northwest village, becomes entwined in the lives of two rugged locals.

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Keiko Hanada
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Vern Staub
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Bill Turner
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Keiko's Husband
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Lucinda Staub
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A wealthy Asian couple - he Chinese, she Japanese - arrive in Paper Moon Bay, an isolated town on the west coast of Canada, for a respite. Theirs is an emotionally distant marriage, due in large part to his chronic infidelity of which she is aware. To fill that emotional void in her life, she, named Keiko Hanada, meditates through doing origami. That emotional void is strengthened when he abandons her in town, especially as life in Paper Moon Bay in all aspects is totally foreign to her. Keiko wants to leave herself to head back to the comforts of Tokyo and her support network, but finds that leaving is not as easy it was arriving. She attracts the attention of most in the town, who see her solely as the foreigner they don't understand. But one person who sees in her at least as a temporary answer to his own problems is Vern Staub, the local police officer. He too is in an unsatisfying marriage to Lucy Staub, their problems largely regarding their sex life. Vern begins a sexual ... Written by Huggo

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Unoriginal, glorified "soap opera" style video
27 February 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It was a Huge disappointment. A Pathetic collection of disjointed scenes. The direction and vision of the director was poor at best. While watching it, I kept asking myself, "What was the purpose of the exercise?" The tacky, cheap nature, feels like it came from a concept for a Chinese TV commercial. I felt ripped off by investing my time in to watch it and will never get those two hours back. In all honesty, I found it to be more nauseating than anything. The performances were Not believable or real... like watching a student film. Paint by numbers plot/story line. It was categorized as "Drama / Romance" although I can't see it... especially the romance aspect. It's just so fake and it's been done a dozen times before - but much better.

PS. This guy should be doing Karaoke videos! He might actually make some money at.


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