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Better Than Sex (2002)

Ai qing ling yao (original title)
A web of connected stories on adventure, sex, and love in Taiwan, including a 17 y.o. boy with a porn obsession, three hoodlums, and a self-righteous police officer.

Director:

Chao-Bin Su

Writer:

Chao-Bin Su
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Wong ... Lin Tsu-chuang / Big Tomato
Ginny Liu Ginny Liu ... Lin Xiao-ying - Tam
Leon Dai ... Mad Cop
Sheng Chen ... Boss Cheng (as Bobby Chen)
Tomohisa Kagami Tomohisa Kagami ... Ken
Wei-min Ying ... Big Slicer
Jen-Ya Wu Jen-Ya Wu ... Fat Slicer
Chen-Hsi Li Chen-Hsi Li ... Skinny Slicer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
MC HotDog MC HotDog ... MC HotDog
D.J. Hsiao-si D.J. Hsiao-si ... DJ Hsiao-si (as DJ Hsiao-si)
Phoebe Huang ... Teacher (as Chia-Chien Huang)
Kong Kam ... Supermarket clerk A (as Kang Jin)
Firebird Liu ... Driver (as Hsu-hao Liu)
Zi-she Zhu Zi-she Zhu ... Little Tomato
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Lin, a 17 year old high school student thinks the most important thing in his life is his collection of 4,572 porno magazines. Cheng, owner of the biggest pornography store in Taiwan, became Lin's only friend. Before dying, Cheng told Lin "Take this key, go to that place, then you will know what is love, what is sex, and what is the meaning of life." Written by Pifan2003

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

B.T.S. (Better Than Sex) See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mingyun qing hong deng
Performed by MC HotDog
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A Taiwanese Gem; Entertaining and Wise
5 April 2004 | by SciBrySee all my reviews

"Better Than Sex" is a fun comedy about the differences between sex and love. There's alot of off-the-wall stuff, like one character's unusually long member, a blade that brings its handlers to orgasm, and a cameo from a famous asian rap group. You should expect some dirty humor and graphicness, but it's used intelligently.

The movie's strengths are its humor and the messages it has about sex. You can easily relate to the characters and their lives. Young adults and up will enjoy the message about the importance of love (and people!!!) in one's sex-life.

The movie is structured in a way similar to "Amores Perros" Many different stories collide through a few central events. You get to see the perspectives of each of the main characters through flashbacks, etc. The movies uses slow-motion and other editing effects at just the right time.

I saw "Better Than Sex" at an Asian film festival my school held. It's from Taiwan and is apparently hard to track down. I would guess your best bet is your local China Town. If you stumble upon this movie, gather your friends around and enjoy.


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