Durian Durian is an extension of the life of Fan, the illegal immigrant girl in Little Cheung. Fan strikes up a friendship with fellow immigrant Yan, the hardest working prostitute in town who must endure the harsh conditions of her job on one side of the border (HK) while she tries to turn her profits into a success on the other side of the border (China). One day, the pimp accompanying her gets his head smashed from behind in a random act of violence. The weapon is a strange, spiky fruit known as the “durian”.
The idealistic and naive views of Hong Kong that the girls share are destroyed by differences in culture, isolated existences, and limited choices. –Mongrel Media
Fruit Chan Gor (traditional Chinese: 陳果), born April 15, 1959 in Guangdong, China, is an independent Hong Kong screenwriter, filmmaker and producer, who is best known for his style of film reflecting the everyday life of Hong Kong people. He is well known for using amateur actors (such as Sam Lee in Made in Hong Kong, Wong Yau-Nam in Hollywood Hong Kong) in his films. His name became familiar to many Hong Kongers only after the success of the 1997 film Made in Hong Kong, which earned many local and international awards.
On August 22, 2007, Chan announced that he will make a film focusing on Bruce Lee’s early years, specifically, the Chinese-language film, Kowloon City, will be produced by John Woo’s producer Terence Chang. The film will be set in 1950s Hong Kong.
Chan’s credits include Durian Durian. Also, Stanley Kwan stated that he was talking with Lee’s family to make a movie about the late action movie icon. Further, in April, Chinese… read more