Dec 07

Lust, Caution (2007) Uncut a.K.a Se, jie

lust-caution-2007_coverFrustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, who is an important official in Japanese-ruled Shanghai, Old Wu, who has lost his wife and two sons as well as two women who had attempted to seduce Yee, now recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in yet another attempt to do away with Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she does by posing as the wife of Mak, befriending Yee’s wife and her female friends, and then eventually befriending Yee himself. Even though both get together, they do end up going separate ways, only to meet again four years later. This time Mai is all set to entrap Yee at Chandni Chowk Jewellers which is owned by an East Indian man named Khalid Saiduddin. The question does remain: Will she and her troupe succeed?

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May 31

Blind Mountain (2007) Uncut aka Mang shan

Blind.Mountain.2007China, the 1990s. In villages where female babies are drowned, there are few young women to marry the men and bear more sons. Families buy wives – girls lured from the city. Bai finishes college and accepts a job in a remote mountain village harvesting herbs. It’s a ruse: she’s sold to a peasant family. She’s indignant; the parents hold her so the son can rape her. She tries to run away; she’s beaten. Other women kidnapped a few years before, now with children, tell her to comply. She continues to try to escape. She writes to her father, smuggling letters to the mailman. She obtains a bit of money. The village is without pity, except for the teacher. Can he help her? Anger mounts
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Nov 22

Summer Palace (2007) aka Yihe yuan

posterCountry girl Yu Hong leaves her village, her family and her lover to study in Beijing. At university, she discovers an intense world of sexual freedom and forbidden pleasure. Enraptured, compulsive, she falls madly in love with fellow student Zhou Wei. Driven by obsessive passions they can neither understand nor control, their relationship becomes one of dangerous games – betrayals, recriminations, provocations – as all around them, their fellow students begin to demonstrate, demanding democracy and freedom. Protests collapse, and Yu and Zhou lose each other amidst the social chaos and panicked crowds. Zhou Wei is sent to a summer military camp, and on his release moves to Berlin, fleeing both his country and memories of Yu. She finds a job, a lover, but can not forget Zhou. In Germany, social unrest is mounting: calls for freedom, demonstrations for democracy. A familiar story for Zhou. Weary, still haunted by Yu, he returns to China as the Berlin Wall crashes down. He finds her at last, in a small town. From evening to dawn, their future stretches before them, two changed souls in a changed world.
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Nov 16

Silver Ornaments (2005) UNCUT aka Yin shi

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China 1920. The eldest son in the Lu family, Daojing, is a homosexual who loves cross-dressing and has a fetish towards silver ornaments. Daojing’s wife cannot tolerate her gay husband and starts an affair with a young silversmith. Knowing her misconduct, Daojing’s father murders the young silversmith and frames her for the crime. She is thus killed when the silversmith’s father takes revenge on her. Finding out all the murders being planned by his own father, Daojing commits suicide in front of his wife’s grave, in women’s clothes with his silver ornaments…
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Nov 07

The Assassin (2015) aka Nie yin niang

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The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the “order of the Assassins”.
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Sep 20

The Princess of Huan Zhi (2000) NTSC DVD5 akaHai Zhi Ge Ge

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A thief breaks into the bedrooms of three princesses. They wake up and suspect that they have been raped. Wishing to keep this humiliating incident to themselves, they venture outside the palace to catch the thief themselves. When the emperor find out about this, he sends a General and a maid to find the princesses. An erotic and crazy journey ensues. Continue reading