A true connoiseur’s treasure, this is Li Han-Hsiang’s version of Truffaut’s “Day For Night” and Fellini’s “8 1/2”–being the veteran Hong Kong director’s homage to his thirty years in the business. Based on the reminiscences in Li’s popular newspaper column, these amusing, fictitionalized (but truthful) episodes encompass an insider’s look at Hong Kong movies in all their guts and glory. This unique effort by one of the industry’s workhorses is a must-see for any Hong Kong cinema watcher.
Eunha, who is a stateless person, is imprisoned for charged with murder. A warmhearted, coolheaded correctional officer goes through turbulent changes of his emotions after he meets the woman. The movie depicts the extraordinary love between the two in the limited space of a penitentiary facility.
Tetsuaki is an unpublished novelist who makes his living by taking odd jobs. When Tetsuaki hears that Mitsuko, a staff at a publishing house, is getting married, he confesses his love to her. Mitsuko rejects him. But after the engagement is broken off she falls in love with Tetsuaki. Unfortunately, Mitsuko comes from a rich family and finds it demeaning to live a life that is too much deprived of material comforts.
Jang-hyeon is in the leasing business and he lives with his son Byeong-cheol. One day he gets a call from his daughter-in-law in the States that she’s coming to Korea for a while and will be staying at Jang-hyeon’s house. Jang-hyeon goes to pick her up from the airport and Byeong-cheol calls his girlfriend for some mature fun, but the daughter-in-law walks in.
The man who lives in the past and The woman who abandoned a past. They were lovers 10 years ago, and had met again in Paris.
After Jae-won goes back to school, he can’t find a place to stay so he ends up renting out a room in his mother’s friend Hee-jae’s house. Hee-jae’s daughter Yoon-young has grown up to be a mature young lady. One day, Yoon-young uses school exams as an excuse to stay over with her boyfriend and Jae-won brings his girlfriend to the house. Hee-jae thinks something is going on and interrupts. Meanwhile, Yoon-young is not entirely happy with sex with her boyfriend and has other thoughts when she sees Jae-won. She starts seeing him as a man. In the end, she calls him to her room in the middle of the night…
Joon-soo was dumped suddenly by his girlfriend Sung-eun and is surprised by his father’s news of re-marriage. What’s even more surprising is that his step-mother to be in his ex-girlfriend Sung-eun. This is nacceptable and Joon-soo is in pain until a mysterious woman named Minki appears in front of him. She knows about him and his real mother. She tells him good things will happen to him and leaves after giving him a frame with a picture of a cat. A sexy woman appears the next day and comforts him, making his step-mother jealous. Will Joon-soo get over his ex-girlfriend? Or will they get back together.
The rich punk Junya has only one thing in mind: to race with the police on his motorcycle. That makes him unpopular, not only with the police, even with his Bosozoku buddies, who slowly but surely distance themselves from him. Junya falls in love with the equally speed-hungry Hiroko.
Film with four separate stories throughout the entire film, the contents of modern love and lust relationship intrigues mainly Cantonese films of social realism with a character, and the film is a masterpiece in which the lens trafficking in women over the carcass, the story and do not forget to join moral criticism, and even talk to women being oppressed. Lui Kei more refined shape for an independent self-image of women