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beyond our ken

Hong Kong / China, 2004 (MIFF 2005, Regional Focus)

Director: Pang Ho Cheung

beyond our ken
Ken (Daniel Wu) has been romancing teacher Chan Wai-Ching (Gillian Chung), until he unceremoniously ditches her for karaoke waitress Shirley (Tao Hung). Chan goes knocking on Shirley's door when she finds that the rapscallion Ken has posted naked images of her on the Internet, leading to her losing her job. Chan enlists Shirley to help her break into Ken's computer to delete the images, and meanwhile a warm camaraderie develops between the women as Shirley realises her own predicament with Ken. What ensues is a frantic and highly amusing romp through the streets of Hong Kong with two women driven on their mission. "Director Pang Ho Cheung ([Men Suddenly in Black]) uses both slapstick and improvisation in this fresh, lighthearted blend of anti-cad revenge comedy and psychological study of 21st-century relationships... While celebrating the camaraderie of two women awakening to the evil that men do, the plot takes a twist that will indeed take you beyond your ken." - San Francisco Film Festival
D Pang Ho Cheung P Steven Ou-Yang WS Mei Ah (HK) Co. Ltd L Chinese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/col/2004/98mins Pang Ho Cheung was born in Hong Kong in 1973. His films include [You Shoot, I Shoot] (2001), [Men Suddenly in Black] (2003), [A.V.] (2005).

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