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Heung Gong you ge He Li Huo (2001)

A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster.

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Fruit Chan

Writers:

Fruit Chan, Kee-To Lam (screenplay) (as Kei To Lam)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xun Zhou ... Hung Hung / Tong Tong
Glen Chin ... Mr. Chu
You-Nam Wong You-Nam Wong ... Wong Chi-Keung
Sze Ping Leung Sze Ping Leung ... Tiny Chu
Wei-Men Hu Wei-Men Hu ... Doctor Liu
Kit Man Tam Kit Man Tam ... Ah Lui
Kam Li Wan Kam Li Wan ... Mainland Shop Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chui-Ling Chan Chui-Ling Chan
King Lung Chan King Lung Chan ... Young Gangster
Wai Keung Chan Wai Keung Chan ... Postman
Wai Hung Fong Wai Hung Fong ... Lawyer - Peter Chau
Sai Man Ho Sai Man Ho
Jupiter Jupiter ... Photographer
Jun La Koo Jun La Koo ... Nurse
King Kwong Lai King Kwong Lai ... Couple at Store
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A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster.

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Hong Kong | France | UK | Japan

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Cantonese

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11 July 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Hollywood Hong-Kong See more »

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Blackmail and Roast Pork
6 November 2005 | by Bill-1035See all my reviews

The story concerns a family of extremely fat Hong Kong pork butchers, father and two sons, a young pimp who is trying to set up an internet call girl service and a beautiful young prostitute who blackmails the first two for a rich man we never meet. Along the way we are treated to escaped pigs being chased through narrow alleys, people being chased through narrow alleys, pigs being chopped up, people's hands being chopped off (and stitched back on to the wrong arms, sex, blackmail and general confusion.

This is not an art house movie. There is no pretence at art. The film is not character driven because none of the characters are on screen long enough for their personalities to be developed and consequently we can feel no sympathy for their plight. The social commentary is crude and obvious, the poor people do over the pigs while the rich people do over the poor people and take their money to boot and just to emphasise the point there are lots of shots contrasting the corrugated iron hovels of shanty town with posh apartment buildings soaring towards the sky.

This is the first Fruit Chan movie I've seen and it will almost certainly be the last. Unfortunately it is not quite bad enough to be one of those movies like 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' that keep you watching in awed fascination just to see what new depths it can plumb, this movie is just common or garden bad; bad with no distinguishing features.


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