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Liu lian piao piao (2000)

Hong Kong life from the perspective of a young northern mainland Chinese woman working as a prostitute in Hong Kong.

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Fruit Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hailu Qin ... Qin Yan
Wai-Fan Mak Wai-Fan Mak ... Fan
Xiao Ming Biao Xiao Ming Biao ... Xiao Ming
Wai Yiu Yung Wai Yiu Yung ... Pimp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Ping Cheung Kwok-Ping Cheung
Fanny Fen-Ni ... Prostitute
Qingyong Hu Qingyong Hu ... Da Yong
Ka Ka Ka Ka ... Prostitute
Ping Lee Ping Lee ... Prostitute
Shuang Li Shuang Li ... Li Shuang
Zhihan Lu Zhihan Lu ... Zhi Han
Suet-man Mak Suet-man Mak ... Man
Kam Yiu Ngai Kam Yiu Ngai ... John
Ming Wong Ming Wong ... Fan's father
Rong Yang Rong Yang
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Hong Kong life from the perspective of a young northern mainland Chinese woman working as a prostitute in Hong Kong.

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Country:

Hong Kong | France | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

16 November 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Durian Durian See more »

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The Misplaced
24 May 2009 | by tedgSee all my reviews

Fruit Chan is a lovely man living in a lovely world of connections that he sometimes shows us. Some of his other films have touched me with their elaborate order over things that while strange seem to reveal nature.

He works by evoking smell and taste into the images. This film does that as well as any of the others I know. But its intensity is likely to elude you — as it did me — until you learn about this durian fruit. It is so powerful in its smell, and so repulsive, that it is often banned from public places. It is chemically similar to skunk, hard to open and physically ugly, yet there are people who love it.

This durian phenomenon is primarily a geographic thing; the film is about alien visits, people where they do not belong. There is lots of coming and going, performing of different kinds, families of different kinds, and cleanliness of different types. Durian come and go... not many of them, but then there are not many of anything here: its all about the layers.

This man is a wonderful artist. I will see everything of his that I can, and expect to be reporting pleasure that I can taste.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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