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Vive L'Amour (1994)

Ai qing wan sui (original title)
Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment used for sexual trysts.

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Ming-liang Tsai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chao-jung Chen ... Ah-jung
Kang-sheng Lee ... Hsiao-kang
Kuei-Mei Yang ... May Lin
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Storyline

The film focuses on three city folks who unknowingly share the same apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Drama

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

22 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vive L'Amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei City, Taiwan

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Central Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Waste of Time
2 February 2013 | by bluejlSee all my reviews

This movie was truly awful. I am sorry, I gave this movie the benefit of the doubt as I watched it, but as the movie progressed I was became more and more confused. At first I attributed it to the fact that perhaps I had missed something or I wasn't paying close enough attention. That being said, afterwards I read an article discussing this movie and the Wikipedia article, and I suddenly became so angry. This movie was truly awful. Critics say it was minimalist, I say it lacked a complete plot and anyone writing positively about it simply is full of themselves. For the ignorant raters that gave this film an average rating of 3.9/5 or an 8.1/10, I see absolutely no justification for this. The lack of plot is not "high art" or "abstract" or even a symbol for anything about Taiwan. This movie was just an incomplete film that wasted two hours of my life. For the people who may disagree with my thoughts, all I can say is, if you guys enjoy the movie so much, re-watch the scene where Mei licks Ah-Rong's nipple. That was enough for me. However, it is a shame to say that the ending was even worse than that atrocity.


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