Bends tells the story of an affluent housewife and her chauffeur, and their unexpected friendship as they each negotiate the pressure of Hong Kong life and the city’s increasingly complex relationship to mainland China.
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Subdued desperation builds through the movie as the protagonists each attempt to deal with their own difficulties. Some details are perhaps not quite clear enough (at least to this western viewer) but the struggles of the chauffeur and his employer balance and compliment each other nicely leading up to a conclusion that seems just right.