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Durian Durian (2000)

Liu lian piao piao (original title)
Hong Kong life from the perspective of a young northern mainland Chinese woman working as a prostitute in Hong Kong.

Director:

Fruit Chan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hailu Qin ... Qin Yan
Wai-Fan Mak Wai-Fan Mak ... Fan
Xiao Ming Biao Xiao Ming Biao ... Xiao Ming
Wai Yiu Yung Wai Yiu Yung ... Pimp
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok-Ping Cheung Kwok-Ping Cheung
Fanny Fen-Ni ... Prostitute
Qingyong Hu Qingyong Hu ... Da Yong
Ka Ka Ka Ka ... Prostitute
Ping Lee Ping Lee ... Prostitute
Shuang Li Shuang Li ... Li Shuang
Zhihan Lu Zhihan Lu ... Zhi Han
Suet-man Mak Suet-man Mak ... Man
Kam Yiu Ngai Kam Yiu Ngai ... John
Ming Wong Ming Wong ... Fan's father
Rong Yang Rong Yang
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Hong Kong life from the perspective of a young northern mainland Chinese woman working as a prostitute in Hong Kong.

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Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong | France | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

16 November 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Durian Durian See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,266
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subtle beauty by Fruit Chan again explores social transition
19 March 2003 | by nasking1See all my reviews

Durian Durian may be minimilistic in look but it's the low-key/frank element to Chan's films that recalls our own lives & intrigues the viewer, those small details that set us onto the path of growth & transition. Fruit Chan is the Ken Loach of Hong Kong/Chinese cinema, character development is the focus but underlying is an enlightening gaze at the struggle of individuals as China reverts to a Capitalist system, how progress vs. nostalgia work in tandem, both appealing & disappointing, yet ultimately it's about survival...how each concept has its moments. The recurrent motif of the Durian fruit proves to be both hilarious & stirring...a must see.


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