Life Is Cheap… But Toilet Paper Is Expensive

Film

Time Out says

As different from Dim Sum as one could possibly imagine, Wang's bizarre look at contemporary Hong Kong is one of the most foul-mouthed, scatological, gorily shocking and relentlessly energetic movies in years. Strung very loosely around an almost non-existent thriller plot, it continually provokes its audience into a reaction, whether it be horror, bewilderment, admiration, or simply hilarity. It is often very, very funny, and its vision of a city on the brink (of change, of an ocean, of complete social and moral breakdown) is wholly plausible. But be warned: this is not easy viewing, and whether it's a seven-minute hand-held camera chase that virtually turns into a kinetic abstract painting, ducks being killed with no pretence at humaneness, or a guy taking a shit while talking to camera, there is no question but that you'll be, shall we say, affected.

Details

Release details

Duration:
88 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Wayne Wang
Screenwriter:
Spencer Nakasako
Cast:
Chan Kim Wan
Spencer Nakasako
Victor Wong
Cheng Kwan Min
Cora Miao
Lam Chung
Allen Fong