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Lady in Black (1987)

Cast: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Kar-Fai, Philip Kwok
Director: Sun Chung
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Deltamac/Fortune Star
Genre: Foreign, Hong Kong
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
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Brigitte Lin (DRAGON INN, THE BRIDE WITH WHITE HAIR) and Tony Leung Ka-fei (THE LOVER) stars in this mesmerizing revenge drama. Kin (Leung) asks his wife May (Lin) to embezzle funds from her employer, so that he can repay his gambling debts. When May refuses, Kin plots to kill her by making her death looks like a suicide. However, May survives and returns with a vengeance!

GreenCine Member Reviews

!C.O.M.E.D.Y.! by rarcher March 3, 2004 - 7:58 AM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
#1 - the faux "spoiler" synopsis is completely bogus - she does NOT refuse to steal the money - she STEALS it - he "kills" her for different motives

... on to the film though....

this movie pretty much sucks with a capital x
that's what makes it so great
the extremely low budget mellowdramatic synth soundtrack
the RIDICULOUS plot "twists" and sean penn-style gratuitous slomo shots
and the supreme classic hk bad subtitles had me howling with laughter - seriously, it took me twice as long to watch the movie because i kept rewinding so as not to miss any of the beautiful cantonenglish

top it all off with a fantastic over-the-top ubersuspenseful climax battle

if you like comedies that weren't meant to be comedies, check this out

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(Average 7.50)
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