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The Map of Sex and Love (2001)

Qingse ditu (original title)
A filmmaker goes to Hong Kong with hopes of documenting the creation of a Disneyland there, but is distracted by the people he encounters.

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Evans Chan

Writer:

Evans Chan
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Victor Ma Victor Ma ... Larry
Cherie Ho Cherie Ho ... Mimi (as Cheri Ho)
Bernardo Chow Bernardo Chow ... Wei Ming
Lindzay Chan Lindzay Chan ... Janice
Paco Lam Paco Lam ... Sauna Patron
Boon Ann Goh Boon Ann Goh ... Acrobat
Jenny Wu Yee Man Jenny Wu Yee Man ... Rita
Danny Tam Danny Tam ... Cantonese Opera Singer
Tang Wing Sun Tang Wing Sun ... Wei's Father
Tse Yuk Ngor Tse Yuk Ngor ... Larry's Mpother
Gill Wong Gill Wong ... Vanessa
Carson Chung Carson Chung ... Janice's Husband
Stephen Mak Stephen Mak ... Street Pickup
Doug Baker Doug Baker ... Bill (photo)
David Green David Green ... Bill (voice)
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A filmmaker goes to Hong Kong with hopes of documenting the creation of a Disneyland there, but is distracted by the people he encounters.

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LGBT story from Hong Kong
26 November 2016 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Cute foreign film, with excellent subtitles. Lots of subplots, which kind of took away from the main plot(s). There are so many issues being covered, I wasn't quite sure which one WAS the main plot. Lots of freeze frame and slow motion, so this would have been a tighter story if they dropped some of the sub plots and, and about an hour of footage. Currently showing on the FilmRise Channel, and every six minutes, they stop for two commercials, which added to the frustration. Fine acting by our three leads --Cheri Ho(Mimi), Victor Ma (Larry), and Bernardo Chow (Wei Ming). This was the first or second role for all of them. Wei Ming is a film-maker, researching the approaching installment of Disney at Hong Kong. Larry has an "encounter" with Wei Ming, and is Mimi's neighbor. They all meet in a moment of awkwardness, but soon become friends. SO many topics being covered in here -- coming out, parental health issues, guilt from child hood actions, depression, open relationships vs. monogamy, Disnification of China, travels in Macau and Belgrade, and many more. I think the story would have been more solid if they had cut out about an hour, as well as about half of the "issues" they try to cover. Good story if you stick with it. Written AND directed by Evans Chan, who has been making films since the early 1990s, some of it documentary work. Fun to watch if you have the patience. Looks like this is now available on Region 1 DVD from WaterBearer Films.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

8 April 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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