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Curiosity Kills the Cat (2006)

Hao qi hai si mao (original title)
This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese ... See full summary »

Director:

Yibai Zhang

Writers:

Xin Huo, Yibai Zhang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jun Hu ... Zheng Zhong
Carina Lau ... Chian'yu (Mrs. Zheng)
Fan Liao ... Fendou
Yuan Lin Yuan Lin ... Momo
Jia Song ... Lynn
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This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese economy blooms so does the gap between rich and poor... These events unite an unlikely cast of a lady of noble decency, her power- hungry husband, a manicure store owner, a security guard, and a countryside girl and series of mysterious events haunted them... What happens in this luxurious apartment building? Are you curious? Well, curiosity kills the cat... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery

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Between the Earth and Sky
Jia-Jia
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Tried hard to impress, but really nothing delivered.
20 October 2006 | by xdsun2000See all my reviews

This movie got my attention because its producer claimed it'd compete for Oscar foreign language film along with the Banquet and Curse of the Golden Flower, another two big budget Chinese films. But this small budget movie fails to stand out both for story line and performance. Its setting is basically within an apartment building. With twisted love among an unfaithful husband, a heartbroken wife and of course, the lover, a salon owner, the story seemingly is trying to tell how the mystery can evolve into something to grab peoples' heart. Unfortunately, it rapidly runs into mediocre with basically no surprise at all. Its acting can't score anything either. Carina Lau has some shining moments, yet with an emotionless(trying to be sophisticated?)Jun Hu, there is really not much to tell. Its supporting roles are also weird and unconvincing. Well, it is an ordinary story. Maybe it happens everyday in China nowadays. If you are interested in peeking into the changing society, you might find something intriguing. Otherwise, turn on your TV.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

12 October 2006 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

好奇害死貓 See more »

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Budget:

CNY12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,911
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Dolby SR

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Color
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