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Heung Gong you ge He Li Huo (2001)

A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster.

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A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster.

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Oscar-winning Hollywood it isn't
12 February 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Hollywood Hong Kong may have won several awards, but the question that lingers in my mind is why? It's a typical art-house movie, but there really isn't much that is outstanding at all.

The plot centres around a 'shanty-town' in the shadows of 'Hollywood', a housing estate in Hong Kong. A prostitute arrives in the town with desires to travel to America. Meanwhile, a barbecue pork seller struggles to make ends meet, and things get worse when the girl arrives, as she turns the lives of the him, his family and other residents upside down.

The plot is fairly simple and there's really not much to say about it. However, the film allows the viewer an insight into the lives of about half a dozen characters and does this well. But otherwise there is very little to shout about it.

Hollywood Hong Kong probably is a little special as not many art-house films originate there. But nonetheless, I feel this is one film that may be overrated.

One to watch if you're bored or looking for insight.


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