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Nu zi jian yu (1988)

A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.

Director:

David Lam (as Tak Luk Lam)

Writer:

Yin Nam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ... Lynn (as Yu-Ling Cheng)
Bo-Bo Fung ... Jean
Pat Ha ... Kelly Ho (as Man-Chik Ha)
Charine Chan ... Mendy (as Ka-Ling Chan)
Chi Jan Ha ... Guard (as Chi Tsang Ha)
Fun Lo ... Big Baddie (as Liu Fan)
Fung Chai Chan Fung Chai Chan ... (as Fung Chi Chang)
Colette Koo Colette Koo ... (as Ka Ling Ku)
Sin Hung Tam
Yuet Mei Tse Yuet Mei Tse
Elsie Chan ... Rose (as Yik-Si Chan)
Simon Yam ... Wayne Lau - Kelly's husband (as Simon Lau)
Maria Cordero Maria Cordero ... East Indian Guard
Ming-yuk Kwan Ming-yuk Kwan ... (as Ming Yuk Kwan)
Anglie Leung Anglie Leung ... (as Wan-Yui Leung)
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A young woman about to get married discovers all too late that her spouse has mafia connections, when violence breaks out during her wedding. Caught up in the crossfire Lynn gets arrested and thrown into a women's prison.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 August 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

La prison See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alan and Eric Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Lifetime Movie in Cantonese
14 October 2012 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Women Prison is basically a Lifetime movie women in prison movie in Chinese, with slightly more graphic violence. The plot follows Kelly Hu, a young woman who gets sent to prison after nearly killing one of the loan sharks who crashes her wedding. She soon gets caught up in a power struggle between brutal "big sister" Fatty and sardonic upstart Lynn.

Although the film's cover features a salacious photo of a strip search, the film actually avoids the more exploitative elements of the genre, perhaps to its detriment. Other than a few beatings, there is nothing to distinguish this from a TV movie of the week. To add insult to injury, the subtitling is substandard, with numerous grammatical errors and misspellings.


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