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The Gigolo (2015)

Aap wong (original title)
The life of a Hong Kong gigolo named Fung, who started with nothing and now has everything.

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Cheuk Man Au

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Cheuk Man Au
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Credited cast:
Dominic Ho Dominic Ho ... Fung
Candy Ka-Man Yuen Candy Ka-Man Yuen ... Michelle (as Candy Yuen)
Jeana Ho Jeana Ho ... Chloe
Hazel Tong Hazel Tong ... Yoyo
Winnie Leung ... Belle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wing-Yu Cheung Wing-Yu Cheung ... (as Gloria Cheung)
Nancy Chow Nancy Chow ... Customer (as Nancy Zhou)
Wong Chun-Tong Wong Chun-Tong ... Shing
Jolie Fan Jolie Fan ... Jolie
Kai-Wa Ho ... So
Tony Ho ... Ben
Elena Kong ... Hung
Angel Koo Angel Koo ... Lady on yacht
Angelina Lo Angelina Lo ... Jane
Ronan Pak Ronan Pak ... Chris
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Dominic Ho stars as Ho Kui-Fung, a well-hung young man who starts working at the gigolo club owned by his cousin Hung (Elena Kong) after being expelled from school. Fung starts as a janitor but his innocent looks make him a favorite of club regulars, including Yoyo (Hazel Tong) and Michelle (Candy Yuen), the latter of whom brings Fung to her yacht for a many-housewives-on-a-single-gigolo action. Fung feels demeaned but after some training from Abson, he overcomes his insecurities to become the best gigolo ever. Seriously, he soon has the hard-to-please Yoyo eating out of his palm, plus Michelle now wants him exclusively.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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A pointless sleaze fest...
24 January 2021 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Yeah, that's going to be a no. Just no.

When I sat down to watch the 2015 Hong Kong movie "The Gigolo" (aka "Aap wong"), I was under the impression that it was a a romantic comedy/drama, as that is what it was listed as here on IMDb. Little did I know that I was in for what was essentially a pointless movie of sleazy softcore porn.

Yeah, that is exactly what this movie turned out to be. And had I known that prior to watching it, I would most likely have skipped it. But hey, there is an audience out there for movies such as this, I just wasn't in that audience.

Needless to say that you will not find any Hong Kong celebrity names on the cast list for a movie such as this. And I have seen quite a lot of Hong Kong movies in my time, but I wasn't familiar with a single of the actors or actresses on the cast list in this movie, aside from Elena Kong. But she isn't really a major name in the Hong Kong cinema.

The storyline in "The Gigolo" is about a young student whom is apparently so well-endowed that animals would be envious of him, and as he drops out of school he has to resort to working as a gigolo in order to support his mother and himself.

Sure, the storyline could just as easily have been a romantic comedy, but it just went overboard and became tacky, sleazy softcore porn. And I wasn't impressed. In fact, I managed to sit through 49 minutes of the ordeal, then I was ready to claw my eyes out. I got up and turned off the movie, never to return to watch the rest of it, much less actually sit down to watch part II.

I was not entertained in any way by this movie, although I am rating it a three out of ten stars, and that is solely because of the production level of the movie. The movie definitely had that working in its favor.


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29 January 2015 (Hong Kong) See more »

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