人間色相
Love and Sex Among the Ruins (1996)


Reviewed by: griffinsabine
Date: 05/16/2003
Summary: A spoiler free review of a wonderfully understated show

If the protagonist was any younger, I would say that this was a coming of age story. It shows a young man’s journey of self-discovery, his rite of passage as he learns more about sex, love, relationships, himself and life in general through the people he meets. The film shows how the introduction of sex, or lack of it, affects the characters’ relationships, attitudes, views, perceptions and behaviour, as well and its proper place in the grander scheme of life.

Excellent editing, acting and the judicious application of unfamiliar music and tunes that subtly eases the viewer into the appropriate mood, makes the movie a real treat for anyone who is up for a little light-hearted and unconventional fun. The movie has a low budget and slightly unpolished feel to it, like watching a high quality home video, and it feels as if something rare, precious and intensely personal has been offered to the viewer.

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Reviewed by: hktopten
Date: 12/21/1999

This is a film I would expect from the early days of UFO. The film is entertaining and actually has something to say at the same time. The dialogues are great, especially the ones between Dayo Wong and Cheung Tat Ming. Sure, Dayo Wong continues to play roles that would have been played by Tony Leung Ka Fai, maybe that is why I like him. The ladies tried to pull their weight and did a decent job of it, but the glory goes to both of the male leads. This may not be a film for everyone, but it is not a complete waste of time like so much recent films are. It is worth a watch, you will probably either love it or hate it.


Reviewed by: pablo
Date: 12/09/1999

After a particularly disastrous night which leaves him impotent,lonely cab driver Man Cheung takes a break on Nam Ar island. There, he becomes part of a web of relationships involving three women and two men. Part of the new wave of romantic comedies, this film never quite clicks, but does have some funny and touching moments. Dayo Wong Chi Wah continues to work on his 'goofy but lovable' character, but spends most if the film looking smug about having three women trying to cure him. Surprisingly, Pauline Suen Kai Kwan has the most trouble with her role out of the three women, never quite capturing the spunk that her character is supposed to exude. Still, I didn't feel like I wasted my time in watching the film.