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Life Is Cheap… But Toilet Paper Is Expensive

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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.
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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
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