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Curiosity Kills the Cat (2006)

Hao qi hai si mao (original title)
This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese ... See full summary »

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This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese economy blooms so does the gap between rich and poor... These events unite an unlikely cast of a lady of noble decency, her power- hungry husband, a manicure store owner, a security guard, and a countryside girl and series of mysterious events haunted them... What happens in this luxurious apartment building? Are you curious? Well, curiosity kills the cat... Written by Anonymous

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12 October 2006 (China)  »

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Good, but far from Great.
25 October 2006 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Haven't enjoyed a Chinese movie this much for quite a while, and I'm glad to finally see a none-martial drama bidding to represent China in the competition for Oscar best foreign film(though fail).

The director Zhang Yibai elaborates many wonderful integral twists, and Curiosity Kills has a admirable perspective looking into everyday real life of different classes of contemporary Chinese(lack some depth though). I guess these are what have this movie stand out.

And now the bad points, the acting of the leading man, which is just mechanical and emotionless, verges on destroying the whole plot while others of the cast deliver nothing more than mediocre performance. Another weakness of this movie is its senseless cinematography, very immature and unfortunately the editing make it look even worse...

In all, Curiosity Kills the Cat is an impressive good movie with some apparent shortcomings, worth a try.


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