Tagged: Hong Kong Cinema

Mini-Review: Love in a Puff (2010) – A Hong Kong RomCom About Smoking, Texting and Falling in Love

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Cherie (Miriam Yeung) is a cosmetics sales girl at Sephora. During her breaks she meets up with a bunch of random people working in neighboring buildings to share a cigarette. Between puffs she meets Jimmy (Shawn Yue), an advertising executive, a couple years younger than her. In a matter of days and a bunch of texts, the two get know each other and fall in love and it’s all thanks to Hong Kong’s Smoking Ordinance which bans indoor smoking. How sweet is that? But aren’t things going a little bit too fast? And what about Cherie’s boyfriend? Continue reading

Mini-Review: La Brassiere (2001) – A Tale of Bras and Men

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Johnny (Sean Lau) designs men’s underwear. Wayne (Louis Koo) is a taylor. None of them knows anything about the mystical female undergarment that is known as the bra. Samantha (Carina Lau) is the manager a Hong Kong company that sells bras all over the world. Her dream is to create the “ultimate bra”. To succeed in her intent she decides that it should be a man’s job to figure out this ultimate challenge. Johnny and Wayne are completely clueless to what makes a good bra. They also don’t seem to know a lot about women, but they’re willing to learn. Plus everyone working in the bra business is so beautiful, so why not?  Continue reading