Film from director of "Lost
Hong Kong/Chinese title: ER CI PU GUANG [Double Exposure]
director: Yu Li
starring: Fan Bingbing · Feng Shaofeng · Huo Siyan ·
Yao Anlin · Joan Chen
Li's previous film was LOST
IN BEIJING, a decidedly erotic project that won numerous International
Awards. However, the movie was (is) banned in China. The Ministry of
Civil Affairs determined that Miss Yu had violated the Chinese code
of conduct with that film. And, as punishment, neither she nor her producers
were permitted to make movies in China for two years. Many critics thought
the harsh decision was made because director Li Yu is a female in a
male dominated field.
Miss Yu learn a lesson from this ordeal? Yes and no.
After a two year hiatus, Yu Li returned to the director's chair, along
with her previous leading lady Fan Bingbing. The new script - which
she wrote - was, again, erotic. But Yu wisely coated it with a noirish
narrative. The Ministry of Civil Affairs determined "While it did
depict scenes of extramarital affairs and sexual violence [topics usually
banned in Chinese films] it did not elicit feelings of shame or disgust."
The movie was passed with an 18+ classification.
story deals with Song Qi, a nurse who works for plastic surgeon Dr Hao.
She is living with boyfriend Liu, another plastic surgeon. One night,
after an hallucinogenic party she learns that her boyfriend had hooked
up sexually with her best friend Zhou. This causes Song Qi to have a
major blowout with Liu and she storms over to Zhou's home where her
friend confesses that the sexual liaison has been going on for months.
This sets Song Qi into a rage and she strangles Ahou to death with a
scarf. This marks the beginning, but - oddly - that's not what the film
is actually about. It's only the start of a very strange and unconventional