Leslie Cheung TV Special
Perhaps I am going a bit HK film crazy when I
start renting TV specials with some of my favorite stars in it, but what
can I say. This special has a lot of star power Leslie Cheung, Cecilia
Cheung and Chingmy Yau with cameos from Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng and Anita
Mui. It has no English subtitles.
I was admittedly expecting a lot more from this
TV show or at least something different hoping for a lot of musical
skits or comedy routines but in fact the show was a 90 minute drama with
a few Leslie Cheung songs in the background. I cant say I see the point
of it as it certainly did not look very interesting at all.
Leslie is married to Chingmy goes off to
Paris and as all men do in Paris has an affair - with the much
younger Cecilia Cheung. So there are lots of lovely scenic shots of them
driving through the French countryside and drinking vino at French cafes.
Every now and then Leslie calls Chingmy who is always playing Mahjong with
her buddies Eric and Sandra.
This was interesting to me primarily for the likely
unintentional symbolism. Leslie leaves Chingmy who in real life is probably
leaving show business to get married and this may be her last appearance
for a younger woman Cecilia who is the hottest new actress on the
HK scene right now.
If I had understood it perhaps it would have been
more enthralling, but under these circumstances:
My rating for this film: 4.5