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Last Affair

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 05/24/2000
Summary: Chow and Carol do soft porn.....

Well, that might be over-stating things a little. This is only the second film in which I've seen Chow stark naked (the other was City On Fire), and he gets to bed both the leading ladies.
The other surprise is DoDo. Carol Cheng is given the glamour treatment, and she looks just delicious. Put together with Chow, who is still quite young and strikingly attractive, they make a most appealing couple. Except that the characters seem to spend a fair bit of time at each other's throats.
I didn't like this film. It aspires to be like opera, with it's melodramatic love-triangle story. It's set in Paris, for no reason I can particularly ascertain. It is mostly a dull kitchen sink drama, with a few dramatic high points, including the stunning ending, which is the film's only high point.
Interesting only for the curiousity value of seeing a couple of now-very-famous actors in their younger days, extraordinarily attractive, gettting hot and sweaty and (almost) fully nude.

Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: wrlouis
Date: 12/09/1999

A young woman (Carol Cheng), unsatisfied with her relationship with her rich fiance, arrives in Paris to think things over with her friend (Patricia Ha). A dashing violinist, Kwong-Ping (CYF) whom our heroine sees busking one day soon sweeps her off her feet. TLA starts off as a predictable but effective romance, and ends, IMHO, as a hackneyed, ridiculous B-movie. Must all women with sexual feelings be treacherous or psychopathic? Apparently yes. (I admit, however, that I cheered wildly seeing CYF reading Tintin et le Lac aux Requins.)