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Color Blossoms (2004)

Toh sik (original title)
A woman is drawn into a torrid and sadomasochistic relationship with a handsome photographer, elegant Japanese lady, infatuated policeman, mysterious Korean woman, an increasingly tangled web of violence, passion and unchecked desires.

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Yonfan

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Yonfan
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Credited cast:
Keiko Matsuzaka Keiko Matsuzaka ... Madam Satoko Umeki
Teresa Cheung ... Mei li
Ri-su Ha ... Riko Umeki (as Harisu)
Sho Sho ... Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chiao Chiao ... Inspector madam
Feng Ku ... Shanghai bohemian buyer
Carl Ng ... 4708
Kenneth Tsang ... Inspector Cheung
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An art film from a true artist. Yonfan trains his celebrated eye on five desperate individuals in his controversial erotic drama COLOUR BLOSSOMS. Teresa CHEUNG stars as a real estate agent drawn into a torrid - and sadomasochistic - relationship with a morose, strikingly handsome Japanese photographer played by male model Sho. The two cavort in a luxurious apartment owned by an elegant upper-crust Japanese lady (played by Japanese diva MATSUZAKA Keiko), crossing paths with an infatuated policeman (Carl NG), a mysterious Korean woman, and an increasingly tangled web of violence, criss-crossing passions, and lurid, unchecked desires. Written by Yonfan studio, owner of the film

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Drama

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Teresa Cheung : "Most Promising Actress" at 2nd Chennai International Film Festival Awards. See more »

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References La Notte (1961) See more »

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Her name is Beautiful
17 June 2006 | by flingebuntSee all my reviews

It is an art-house films are not mainstream because they will only have a limited audience. Maybe you will like it and maybe you won't.

Movies about sex tend to have very polarised appeal. They are either loved or boring, depending on where you are in your own sexual landscape.

In a similar vein to 2046 and In the mood for love, this movie takes place mostly inside a limited number of interiors (though it also brilliantly uses Hong Kong's claustrophobic exteriors for the same effect.

Mei Li means beautiful in Chinese (or at least Mei means beautiful, Li, I am not sure about). She lives in a world of sexual fantasy involving an older Japanese woman (call me Madam) and the handsome Kim (I assume he is meant to be Korean).

Sex and attraction becomes a matter landscapes, both in the contrast between various buildings and the different languages each person speaks. These seem to represent the different realities of people. Reality and fantasy and interleaved without seams, present and past join hands, men become woman, masters become slaves, the living die and the dead are resurrected.

Only Americans write books and make movies about sex, where no one has sex....so obviously there is plenty of sexy parts, but all in context, and to a mostly good soundtrack.

Take the risk, because maybe you will think it is garbage, but then you can always just for and rent Batman Begins again.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | English

Release Date:

28 October 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Color Blossoms See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$581,061
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Production Co:

Far Sun Film Co Ltd. See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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