The story takes place in a small shantytown that is literally and figuratively overshadowed by a large apartment and mall complex called Plaza Hollywood. The movie begins with the pig butchers, Mr. Chu (Glen Chin) and his sons ,Tiny (Leung Sze Ping) and Ming (Ho Sai Man) who are victims to the irony of their obese size and pig butcher profession. Keung (Won You Nam), also a resident of the shantytown, has dreams of striking it rich and going to Hollywood, CA by creating a brothel. However, his preoccupancy with internet porn and the like lead him to meet Hung Hung (Zhou Xun) whom he pays for a night of sex in the bushes outside the Plaza Hollywood. Hung Hung slowly infiltrates the lives of all the main characters in the small town and befriends Mr. Chu’s family, especially Tiny, with the name Tong Tong (Zhou Xun). At first, Tong Tong seems innocent and sweet and there is no hint at the malicious things she has in store. Tong Tong’s presence brightens up the lives of the pig butchers. Tong Tong seems to be a refreshing, kind, and happy presence that is welcomed into the depressing, mundane life of Mr. Chu’s family. Nevertheless after Tong Tong seduces Ming, the light, almost happy dynamic of the movie begins to shift and Tong Tong’s true malicious plot is laid bare. Tong Tong’s sweet innocence is almost completely wiped away and replaced by an opportunistic and bitter character. Tong Tong abruptly disappears from the shantytown and then sends letters to Ming and Keung that claim that when they slept with her she was only sixteen and underage. Therefore to avoid legal repercussions and jail time they must pay her a significant amount of money, money that neither Ming nor Keung even has. When Keung refuses the payments he is chased down and his hand is cut off and thrown away as punishment. In a sick twist full of dark humor, Tiny finds what he believes is Keung’s hand and a quack doctor reattaches it, only to find out that it is the wrong hand. After anguishing over his deformed limb Keung joins with Ming-who has been stung by betrayal, thinking Tong Tong was his girlfriend,-and with machetes they run to Plaza Hollywood with every intent of murdering Tong Tong. However, when Tiny hears of their plot he rushes to warn Tong Tong, sending her a message by flag telling her to run away. All the while, Mr. Chu tries to stop Tiny, citing that it’s none of his business. But, by the time Ming and Keung get to Plaza Hollywood Tong Tong is long gone. In another fit of despair and rage Keung commands Ming to cut his mangled arm off. In the end no one’s story ends very happily except for Tong Tong, who makes her way to the real Hollywood. —Wikipedia
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