Two Asian Films

  • Hai Leong Toh


DESTINATION: 9th HEAVEN (Hong Kong-China, 1997). Dir: Wong Chun Man. Cast: Tony Leung Kar-fai, Pan Hong, Gigi Lai, Christine Ng, Sunny Chan, Lau Ying Hung.IRON SISTER (Taiwan-China, 1997). Dir: Yeh Hung-wai. Cast: Shu Qi. Destination: 9th Heaven stars Tony Leung Kar-fai (The Lover), Winston Chao (Eat Drink Man Woman) together with the Mainland Chinese veteran actress Pan Hong. Produced by the shrewd veteran actor-producer Raymond Wong, the film is a tale of love and business rivalry set in Hongkong and Tianjin (Tientsin). Iron Sister is adroitly directed by one of Taiwan's foremost New Wave filmmakers, Yeh Hung-wai who gained international prominence with a made in China film Five Girls And A Rope two years back. His latest work features the promising Taiwanese star Shu Qi (last seen in Derek Yee's satire Viva Erotica) who plays a tenacious huntress called Iron Sister Suen. The settings of both films present...
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