6.4/10
1,196
5 user 38 critic

Dai juk hei kek (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 9 August 2012 (Hong Kong)
Trailer
2:06 | Trailer
A comedy centered on a veteran film producer with major financial and family troubles who is lured into remaking a classic adult movie for the leader of a triad gang.

Director:

Ho-Cheung Pang

Writers:

Chiu-Wing Lam (screenplay), Yee-sum Luk (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Former lovers Jimmy and Cherie discover that getting over each other isn't as easy as they thought in this sequel to the romantic comedy Love in a Puff.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Shawn Yue, Mi Yang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Since 2007, the Hong Kong health authorities have implemented an anti-smoking law that bans people from smoking in all indoor areas, including offices, restaurants, bars, and karaoke ... See full summary »

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Shawn Yue, Singh Hartihan Bitto
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A couple who have been together for several years try to decide if they should stay together.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Shawn Yue, Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Mengjie Jiang
Crime | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During a slack period, contract killers market their business as a consumer experience.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Eric Kot, Tat-Ming Cheung, Hyper BB
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A romantic Chinese New Year comedy about the three Shang brothers. Eldest brother Shang Moon is a philandering businessman who treats his hideous yet hard-working wife like dirt. Middle ... See full summary »

Director: Clifton Ko
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Stephen Chow, Raymond Bak-Ming Wong
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A darkly comic tale of a world in which the female population are slowly, and methodically doing away with their male counterparts.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Simon Yam, Annie Liu, Nick Cheung
Por see yee (2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

7 Short Story Collection from Hong Kong popular director, Elmond Pang. All about social problem in Hong Kong, delivered in a satirical way.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Angelababy, Conroy Chi-Chung Chan, Eason Chan
Wui wan ye (1995)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ka-Yan Leung
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After their wives are going to Thailand with her friends, Tin and his friends Cheung, Chao and Paul decide to grab this golden opportunity and enjoy 14 hours of freedom by putting their ... See full summary »

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Eric Tsang, Chapman To, Jordan Chan
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Yip is attractive but for some strange reason, no man has ever been interested in her. Yip meets Lai, a famous feng shui expert and she thinks that Lai can change her luck. But Duen, also a... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Kok
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Ronald Cheng
Sam sei goon (1992)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A shyster with an equally eccentric kung-fu ace of a wife manage to bring justice to the court.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Stephen Chow, Anita Mui, Man-Tat Ng
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a woman decides to take it upon herself to win back the love of her live, she realizes she'll have to sink to using her female prowess -- and becoming what she despises the most -- a woman who flirts.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Xun Zhou, Xiaoming Huang, Yi-Lin Sie
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Chapman To ... To, Wai Cheung
Ronald Cheng ... Brother Tyrannosaurus
Dada Chan ... Popping Candy
Suet Lam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Union insurance executive
Jacqueline Chan Jacqueline Chan ... Jacqueline
Sui-man Chim ... Guan Foh Lau
Matt Chow Matt Chow
Hiro Hayama ... Himself
Lu Huang ... Cameo appearance
Vincent Kok ... CEO of Playboy
Wai-Hang Lau Wai-Hang Lau ... (as Benny Lau)
Simon Lui Simon Lui
Nora Miao ... Miss Cheung
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for money - so much so that he is unable to pay the alimony to his ex-wife (Kristal Tin). Despite his former spouse's bitterness, their daughter still clings onto her faith in him - and wishes to see him on TV once his new movie premieres. To is soon introduced to a potential Mainland Chinese investor, Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng), by his buddy Lui Wing-shing (Simon Loui Yu-yeung). But Tyrannosaurus is not only the head of a Guangxi triad gang, he turns out to have very particular tastes in food and sex. Regardless, To is determined to woo this investor, even if it means giving into his every demands. Tyrannosaurus eventually tells them to cast his childhood idol Yum Yum Shaw (Susan Shaw) in a remake of a classic pornographic film. He even gives the film the title Confessions of Two Concubines. After receiving funding from ... Written by Golden Scene

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

9 August 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Vulgaria See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Guan ren, wo yao! (1976) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unusual Hong Kong movie...
9 January 2016 | by Paul Magne HaakonsenSee all my reviews

I will start by saying that "Vulgaria" (aka "Dai juk hei kek") is a very unusual movie to make it out of the Hong Kong cinema. It was a fresh breath of air given its bizarre approach and outrageous story. That being said, then I feel there was also something genuine missing from the story, which sadly resulted in a mediocre movie. "Vulgaria" had so much potential to be really unique and memorable, but failed to utilize the opportunity.

The storyline is about a financially challenged Hong Kong movie producer who ends up aspiring for funding his movie at the hands of a mainland Chinese triad gang in Guangxi. Producer To (played by Chapman To) is struggling with custody of his daughter as his ex-wife is more than adamant about not letting him see his daughter. And he is seeing more than talent in the movie's female lead Popping Candy (played by Dada Chan).

There are many interesting aspects and layers to "Vulgaria", but it was like enjoying a meal prepared without spices. Yes, the movie was just missing a key ingredient, and as such it ended as a flat, mediocre movie.

The acting in the movie was good, and the actors and actresses really performed so well, and they really carried the movie quite well. Chapman To is of course fabulous in "Vulgaria", as is in all of his movies.

"Vulgaria" is a rare moment of cinema to make it out of Hong Kong, and as such you should watch it if you are a fan of Asian cinema. However, if you are not overly familiar with Hong Kong cinema, perhaps you are far better off with a different movie.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed