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Viva Erotica (1996)

Sik ching nam lui (original title)
A struggling director is offered the opportunity to direct a Cat-III film to revive his career. Torn between artistic integrity and financial troubles, he also has to deal with his jealous girlfriend and keep his gangster financiers happy.

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Tung-Shing Yee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leslie Cheung ... Sing
Karen Mok ... May
Qi Shu ... Mango
Ching Wan Lau ... Yee Tung-Sing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Cameo appearance
Paul Chun ... Boss Wong
Ringo Fung Ringo Fung
Vincent Kok ... Cameo appearance (as Vincent Kuk)
Kar-Ying Law ... Chung
Gigo Lee Gigo Lee ... Cameo appearance
Margaret Leung Margaret Leung
Ben Lok Ben Lok
Sing Muk Sing Muk ... Film crew
Peter Ngor Peter Ngor ... Cameo appearance
Allen Ting
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A struggling director is offered the opportunity to direct a Cat-III film to revive his career. Torn between artistic integrity and financial troubles, he also has to deal with his jealous girlfriend and a demanding actress, all while keeping his gangster financiers happy. Written by wchao

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 November 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Se qing nan nü See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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this is singlehandedly the best asian dark komedy ever
26 March 2004 | by apulliainenSee all my reviews

First, it surprises alot, and I mean Alot. The highest peak of humor falls down revealing bitter torn relationship. It gives you ticket through the wonderland and after the movie you just wish that the ticket was real, but you are grasping air.

Second, where Coen brothers succeeded in Man who wasnt there, Viva erotica is more like neo-purple hk replica, altough not losing its worth for its somekindness. Its fight club meets Blake Edwards, ultimate arc of crossfunctionism.

Even if you liked only one of above reasons, you should most definitely watch this movie. And in the case that you didnt agree either of my opinions, you should give it a try. And if you liked this or have seen this before, I salute you, you have experienced something truly extradimensional mind expanding pure matter. The origin of it all, Humor.


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