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 ...
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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
I caught this movie on cable TV last night. At first, without any idea of the plot, it seemed to be just another love story but it later turns out to have a very nasty twist to it. There seems to be a zipping back and forth from the past and the present as the story is told from each of the characters' perspectives, which is an interesting way of putting the pieces together in this puzzle of love.
This movie has a message which also lies in the way its story is told - you just can't judge a book by its cover. At the very least, it would send shivers down the spine of anyone contemplating or engaging in extramarital affairs. This movie makes you question how well you truly know someone.
For those like me who are not particularly used to watching too many Chinese movies, it also provides a fascinating insight into the ethos of modern day China as well as a sneak into modern Chinese love relationships without the usual slapstick.
This is a deep, dark tale that will leave you glued to your chair.
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