In the years after the Revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in China and established the republic, China broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A ... See full summary »
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung,
Ching Wan Lau,
A beautiful real-estate agent (Peiru) gets drunk at a karaoke bar and throws up on a principled, lonely cop (Zhendong). Zhendong quickly falls for the flirtatious Peiru despite the fact ... See full summary »
When circus clown Sunny gets transformed into a super-powered mutant, he finds himself pitted against his fellow circus performers who were altered in the same accident, and who are now using their powers to wreck havoc around the city.
It is an unusual day for the remote and isolated Desire Village. A mysterious Taoist priest brings a magical equipment that can erase one's memory. Since then, all the villagers have ... See full summary »
Wu is a poor local boy, who runs a bed and breakfast in Penghu. Yeh Fenfen is a rich Chinese girl, who comes from China's Shanxi Province to see the islet that she inherited from her ... See full summary »
Hans accidentally aids an evil turtle Boss Wang to steal the Golden Bull from his home Bull Valley. When the Bull Brothers discover Boss Wang's evil plan, they have no choice but to take up arms, and restore balance to their world.
Set in 1920s Shanghai, Ma Zouri and Xiang Feitian establish a notorious beauty pageant called the Flowers Competition. All of the city's elite attend the gala event, but when Wanyan Ying ... See full summary »
Hui Bao is an actress rehearsing for a performance in a theater play alongside her boyfriend Nan. Falling sick and being unable to perform in the play, her twin sister Hui Xiang replace her... See full summary »
I got this movie very cheap together with a bunch of others. I want to explore new movies and maybe go into unknown territory. I take a chance. Often the movies are bland or just bad. Now and again I find a movie like this which makes up for all the others.
This movie tells a rather long story in a short time. Seeing all that happens, this movie could easily been an hour longer and still have been interesting. Where many other movies fail doing this. This works.
There are very many scenes and quite little dialogue (not too little though) and somehow it works. The scenes often has memorable details and what comes next is done in a lot better way than most American movies which are too much cliché or just too random.
The movie constantly has shades of innocence and darkness which makes it not fall into the pit of being too serious or too corny.
I thought the movie was okay at first but seeing how it went on and rarely was predictable made me respect it more and more for each scene. A real treat to watch.
When I soon saw the grade on IMDb has was very surprised. 5,5 / 10? That is a mediocre movie to me.. One of the others I have taken a chance for that left little impression. This has left me with a lot of impressions. I highly recommend this movie and I don't even know Chinese. Just watching via subtitles works very fine.
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