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Love Will Tear Us Apart (1999)

Tin seung yan gaan (original title)
This film gets under the skin of a very marginalized group: recent immigrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Belying the expectation that they will belong in a territory now returned to ... See full summary »

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Nelson Lik-wai Yu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Jian
Liping Lü ... Yan
Ning Wong Ning Wong ... Ying
Rolf Chow Rolf Chow ... Chun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Chung Simon Chung
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This film gets under the skin of a very marginalized group: recent immigrants to Hong Kong from Mainland China. Belying the expectation that they will belong in a territory now returned to China's sovereignty, they find themselves lonely, frustrated, poor and employable only in the most menial jobs from elevator service staff to prostitution. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

26 July 2000 (France) See more »

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Love Will Tear Us Apart See more »

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You can actually watch it in fast forward !
9 August 2002 | by Topher-26See all my reviews

"Slow" does not necessarily mean "boring", but in this case it does. You can see amongst other things a kettle boil for 30 seconds and countless scenes of people just sitting there without a word.

The story of a hardcore porn video retailer cheating on his wife with a prostitute... Doesn't sound appealing, does it ?... Well, there's barely more than that going on anyway...

Most of the time, the cinematography and the choice of colors are rather nice but is that enough to make this movie interesting ? I doubt it.


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