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28 May 2010 (Taiwan) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Chao-jung Chen ... Wang Ren-jie

Bai Ling ... Zhang Qian
Lene Lai ... Wang Ai-jia (as Lai Lin-En)
Cherry Hsia ... He Niu-niu
Willy Lin ... He Xiao-kang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Qiang Kong ... Yao Dafu
Mei-Hsiu Lin ... Lulu
Bing-Bing Pai ... Actress (as Bai Ping-Ping)
An-bang Pan ... Zhao Gang
Joy Yi-Chun Pan ... Undercover WPC (as Yi-jun Pan)
Janel Tsai ... Lesbian
Sam Kuo-Cheng Tseng ... Diamond
Qian-hui Xie ... Affair housewife
Chuan-Chen Yeh ... Gangster Lady
Zheng-lan Zhang ... Wang's wife

Directed by
Zong-de Wu  (as Wu Tsung-Te)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zong-de Wu 

Produced by
Jen-hao Chie .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Qiang Kong 
Cinematography by
Yun-chung Han 
Film Editing by
Hsiao-Yun Ku 

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Also Known As:
"Pai mai chun tian" - Taiwan (original title)
"Black Fairy" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Taiwan:112 min
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Light, but entertaining!, 26 June 2013

Two people are forced by circumstance, into prostitution. A sad, broke middle-aged man whose wife is dying, and a lovely, youthful divorcée whose child was taken from her. The man is quite a shy bumbler as he pursues his new trade, but is quite a likable sort. The pretty young woman, played with great sympathy by Bai Ling, is more pragmatic in her approach. However, she gets some really unexpected clients. Chao-Jung Chen, as the middle-aged man also gives a strong performance. Most of the others tend to play for comedy. The two pimps - apparently man and wife - are quite silly, especially the funny wife. This was a very entertaining film, silly at times and heartrending at other times, but most certainly unpredictable.

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