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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 »


Yibai Zhang


Xin Huo, Yibai Zhang
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Credited cast:
Jun Hu ... Zheng Zhong
Carina Lau ... Chian'yu (Mrs. Zheng)
Fan Liao ... Fendou
Yuan Lin Yuan Lin ... Momo
Jia Song ... Lynn


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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How love changes our life
20 November 2006 | by hudiefannySee all my reviews

How love changes our life The whole movie was shot at the view of MoMo, the girl in the photograph shop. But she was not the only curious one. Everyone in the movie wanted to know something they should not peep. But this is not what I'd like to talk about. I'd like to share with you my understanding of the movie from another angle.

"I just want to change a person with my love." said QianYu. It impressed me earlier than all the rest of the movie. I think it over throughout the whole movie watching and try hard to apprehend it deeply. Thus, my attention is led to how love change the lives of the people in this movie.

QianYu: Start with the protagonistress. She is the only daughter of an entrepreneur. Her husband, ZhengZhong, is an employee of his father's. She said he didn't know he married with her because he loved her as an individual or just because she's the daughter of his boss. But QianYu loves him dearly and whole-heartedly. There's no housemaid hired in their home and QianYu takes care of ZhengZhong and the whole family herself to make ZhengZhong less uncomfortable and stressed as a subordination of his father in law. She wants to change him and favor him with her devotion and greatest love. She fulfilled a series of conducts with the help of a guard, FengDou, to make sure that she would keep her husband. But what's the result? She lost him forever. It's her fierce love that sent her beloved husband, ZhengZhong, to the hell though it is not her original wish. Like the roses she described, either sheer red or pure white, the love she holds disposes her life into spotless happiness or horrible destruction.

ZhengZhong: QianYu doubted whether ZhengZhong loved her or not, while I think he did. He carefully protected her and their family. He was involved in an affair with XiaoXia LIANG but stoutly cut the relationship down right after the temporary passion for sex. The scene that he stood on his knees wiping the blood on QianYu in the greenhouse deeply impressed me. He killed XiaoXia LIANG with enormous hatred for he was convinced that XiaoXia LIANG was to blame for all those that hurt his wife and son. He was not a born killer. He never looked down upon XiaoXia and provided her with quite a large sum of money to guarantee her new life in future. He got along with XiaoXia not for love but for releasing himself from the pressure and stress, so he was unable to response to XiaoXia's love for him. If he were a playboy and possessed no true love for his wife but treated her as a shortcut in career, he would not end up in jail or even death penalty. Instead, he might have chance to enjoy a life with both a mild wife and a sexy lover.

FengDou: If without the money QianYu gave him revealed at the end of the movie, we would have thought he died of his greed. But it was revealed, what did he die for? Why did he do so many mischiefs for nothing? He contributed everything he had, conscience, purity, and his life finally. What did he expect to be returned from all these? This is a question unnecessary for me to answer.

XiaoXia LIANG: Similar to FengDou, she fell in love with a wrong person. The doomed love totally changed her life and led her to her doomed fate.

Things tend to go contrary to one's wishes. Generally speaking, love must be beautiful and fine. Only hearing the word "love" would arouse us with many happy memories or imaginations. We may say, love is powerful; love conquers everything. Love does change our lives frequently, but we should remember the changes are not always to the bright side.

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Mandarin | English

Release Date:

12 October 2006 (China) See more »

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