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Lost Indulgence (2008)

Mi guo (original title)
The relationship between a teenage son and his mother become complicated when they take in secretive young woman into their home.

Director:

Yibai Zhang

Writer:

Yibai Zhang (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Karen Mok ... Su Dan
Wenli Jiang ... Li
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eason Chan
Bowen Duan Bowen Duan
Sichun Ma
Jian-ci Tan Jian-ci Tan ... Xiao-chuan
Eric Tsang ... Wu Tao
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Slow Moving But Compelling
22 May 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

I watched this on a flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand and was immediately struck by the contemplative, atmospheric quality given to the production. I like Karen Mok as an actress and she is able to stretch out here a bit. She plays Su Dan, a passenger in a taxi driven by veteran actor Eric Tsang (who is barely in this). The taxi veers out of control and goes into the river, which was considered a suicide for Mr. Tsang's character. Su Dan ends up with a compound leg fracture and is offered and accepts to stay with the wife of the cabbie and her son. There are tensions and its also a bit of a coming of age story. For once, Karen Mok is not just sexy eye candy and I liked her in this role, she did a good job. The story is simple and slow moving, but it has a sustainable rhythm that makes it worth watching. Not for fans of action or comedy, this drama is about real life, choices and secrets we keep. It is worth watching.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

13 October 2009 (China) See more »

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$304,419
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