Shu Qi

Those Were the Days

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1977
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A spirited comedy that pokes fun at old-style Cantonese filmmaking and Wong Kar-Wai’s 1990s art-house hits, but ever so gently. Dayo Wong plays a WK-W like director who is sent back 30 years and forced to make a movie under the conditions of the time. The film contains many refernces for film buffs, from Kwan Tak-Hing’s cheesy “Wong Fei-Hung” series to the hilarious antics of “La Rose Noire”.

Review by Paul Thompson:
You’ll probably laugh, but you might not have gotten the object of satire by reading the subtitles, which is why I have provided this summary. I’m pretty sure Wong Jing was involved in this — in fact one of the characters is Wong Jing as a young man. If you are a die hard Wong Kar Wai fan, you will laugh when you watch this film.

“Those Were the days” speculates on what would happen if a hot international art house director (a.k.a. WKW) were transported back in time to the 1960s Hong Kong film industry. Highlights include: WKW meets Wong Jing as a child and profoundly influences career; WKW attempts to make his kind of films with the resources, talent, and expectations of 1960s HK filmmakers, and a lot of other Hong Kong /Wong Jing style zaniness.


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The Second Woman

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2012
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Shawn Yue (Love in the Buff) is entangled in an enigmatic love triangle with Shu Qi and Shu Qi! The award-winning actress of Three Times serves up another breakthrough performance in her challenging multiple roles as a pair of twin sisters – and the characters they play in the story-within-the-story – in The Second Woman, the latest from independent writer-director Carol Lai (The Third Eye). Produced by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Gordon Chan (Painted Skin), the erotically charged suspense thriller offers a complex and twisting tale of sibling rivalry and switched identities, which will keep audiences guessing until the very end.Huibao (Shu Qi) and boyfriend Nan (Shawn Yue) are busy rehearsing for their theatrical troupe’s new play “The Legend of Lady Plum Blossom”. She is under heavy pressure as the second female lead of the play, and she falls ill just before the crucial final show of the national tour. Surprisingly, she manages to deliver a career-best performance that night to the surprise of everyone. Turns out, however, that it was actually Huibao’s identical twin sister Huixiang (Shu Qi) who secretly took her place on stage and won over the audience. That fills Huibao with jealousy and suspicion, as she begins to see her sister as a serious threat to her career and even her relationship with Nan. After a confrontation between the two sisters on the seaside one stormy night, Huixiang has mysteriously disappeared while Huibao has come back a different person…


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The Eye 2

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2004
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In the throes of an affair with a married man (Jesdaporn Pholdee), Joey (Shu Qi) is all too aware that her love life is going nowhere. But after a failed attempt to kill herself, she receives more bad news — she’s pregnant. Deciding to keep the baby, Joey is startled by the side effects: namely, her newfound ability to see ghosts. But when she learns that one of the spirits might want her child, morning sickness is the least of her worries.


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The Assassin 2015

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2015
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A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.


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Seoul Raiders

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2005
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Ambitious female thief JJ (Shu Qi) stalks the corridors of the high-tech headquarters of a powerful criminal gang, past the bodies of unconscious security guards, only to discover that well-dressed, freelancing secret agent Lam (Tony Leung) has got there ahead of her. They’ve both come for the same thing, a set of plates for forging US currency, destined to be sold on to a powerful gangster known as Polar Bear. A battle with a hoard of security guards follows, in which the case containing the plates repeatedly changes hands, but although JJ finally escapes with it, Lam has pocketed the plates. Hoping to collect a sizeable reward, he arranges an exchange with US agent Owen Lee (Richie Ren), but Lee is not what he seems and drugs Lam, grabs the plates and heads off to Korea to sell them to Polar Bear. Lam, with his three devoted fighting female assistants, gives chase.


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My Best Friends Wedding

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2016
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Remake of the 1997 classic. Growing up together, Lin Ran is not only Gu Jia’s best friend but whom taken as a backup boyfriend unconsciously, until one day Lin Ran announces his engagement with the naive and rich Meng Yi-Xuan,…


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Martial Angels

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2001
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Three years on and Cat’s heart still yearns for Ziyang, the fellow thief she met during a heist at a private party which ended with them both in the swimming pool a little richer. Three years later and Cat has a 9-to-5 life in a high technology company when she gets an SOS message from Ziyang: the Russian mafia are holding him hostage after he failed to steal anti-virus software under contract. Cat contacts her fellow light-fingered sisters from the orphanage of their youth and draws up a plan to steal the virus software herself and get her man back … with just seven days to complete the mission.


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Love 2012

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2012
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Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.


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Journey to the West Demon Chapter 2017

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2017
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Tang Monk brings three disciples on a journey to the West. On the outside, everything seems harmonious. However, tension is present beneath the surface, and their hearts and minds are not in agreement. After a series of demon-capturing events, the…


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If You Are the One II

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2010
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After the soul-searching trip to Hokkaido, Xiaoxiao (Shu Qi) has gotten over her bitter affair with Mr. Fang, somewhat disillusioned with romantic relationships. But one man still gives her mixed feelings: Qin Fen (Ge You) is a considerate and funny guy for sure, yet he’s too moody and childish to be the man she wants to walk down the aisle with. Although Xiaoxiao has tried to convince herself that Qin is her Mr. Right, she’s too conscious of the difference between liking and loving. On the other hand, Qin is pretty sure he wants to end his bachelorhood with Xiaoxiao. In a bid to find out whether they really suit each other, the two rent a villa in the scenic Sanya to begin their “trial marriage”…


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