Yuen stars in this Fully Uncut Rape/Revenge Thriller
Original Chinese title: ZUM
MAK DIK GOO LEUNG [The Hong Kong Criminal File]
starring Anita Yuen · Takeshi Kaneshiro · Emily Kwan · Sinn Lap-Man
· Au Hoi-Lun · Maggie Siu
the height of her popularity, Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen inexplicably
made this nasty rape thriller. The story deals with a mortuary technician
who takes revenge into her own hands after her mentally handicapped
sister is sexually violated and murdered by a serial rapist. Frankie
Chan has directed a violent and disturbing (some say tasteless) film,
but it is technically superior to many other genre outings. Anita Yuen
is amazing, quite convincing, despite the 'out-of-character' role.
Kwan - playing Detective Wai here - established herself in this genre,
STORY and DOCTOR
LAMB just prior to this venture. She would also star in HUMAN
PORK CHOP and Lee Tso Nam's EYE
FOR AN EYE a few years later.
is a very early role for Takeshi Kaneshiro, a mega popular star in China
and Japan. He began his career as a 'teen idol' singer in Taiwan but
evolved into a critically-acclaimed stylish actor. It's rare for an
Asian performer to be ultra popular throughout both China and Japan,
but he says it's because of his proficiency in various languages. His
fans say it's because of his acting chops, good looks and 'cool' attitude.
Journalists says it's because he is so elusive [No one seems to know
what he does outside of his studio commitments and his reluctance for
the spotlight is legendary]. Some of Takeshi's popular cult films are
OF PAIN, and John Woo's RED
CLIFF. Today, Mr Kaneshiro makes Tokyo his home.