Movie synopsis
Journalist Sara has just spent four months completing an in-depth investigation piece. Her editor-in-chief, afraid of offending powerful politicians and business moguls, refuses to run it. Sara’s boyfriend, who works for the same magazine, chooses not to warn her and even sides with the editor-in-chief. In just one moment, Sara is turned off by her work, her love relationship and even about life.

At this low point in her life, Sara exiles herself to Chiang Mai, Thailand. One evening, while at a bar, Sara meets child prostitute Dok-my. During her time getting to know Dok-My and through the process of rescuing her, Sara becomes haunted by the memories of her own past.

杂志记者何玉玲(蔡卓妍饰)花了4个月时间完成一篇关于官商丑闻报道,遭老总以杂志社利益为由抽稿,意兴阑珊的她决定到泰国散心。在清迈一间酒吧,玉玲遇上雏妓Dok-My,千方百计要救Dok-My出火海。

原来Dok-My令玉玲忆起自己过去十多年的成长经历:曾被继父性侵犯、离家出走,继而遇上比她年长30年的甘浩贤(任达华饰)──玉玲愿意被包养以换取学费及栖身之所,与甘浩贤展开长达8年的不道德交易,但在这买与卖之间,二人关系实际上千丝万缕,感情如父女又如情人般扑朔迷离。 。 。

Directed by: Herman Yau 邱礼涛

Starring:
Charlene Choi 蔡卓妍,
Simon Yam 任达华

In Cinemas (Singapore) 新加坡上映日期: 26th Mar 2015

Rating : R21 | SEXUAL SCENES 性相关画面

Language 语言: In Chinese with English Subtitles

Runtime 片长: 94 mins

Movie trailer

Review
After reading the movie sysnopsis and watched the trailer, the first thing that comes across my mind is an art exhibition: Bought & Sold (http://www.artworksforfreedom.org/index.php#/bought-sold–the-exhibit/BarbaraFINAL_WEB). Of course the ‘story’ is different, but it just stirred my feelings a bit, even before I watch the movie. Child prostitution is a common ‘trade’ in a lot of countries, and I guess this movie just bring up a serious social issue happening around us.

This is one show which I will highly recommend to watch… but note that the subject is very heavy, so it’s not for someone who is only interested in watching something to ‘relax’ or… to enjoy the sexual scenes .

个人觉得这是我近期看的当中一部比较喜欢的电影。虽然故事很沉重,但是,类似的故事,在许多新闻报道当中,早有听闻。

剧里大胆露骨的情色画面,让我吃了一惊,不过,这些情节都是剧情需要吧。从他们刚开始“不道德的交易”那种尴尬,到他们开始像情侣一样的调情,这些画面间接地交代了他们的关系处的各个阶段。

Dok-My is a reflection of ‘young Sara’, it’s easy to understand why Sara try all means to save Doy-My, as it’s actually a mission to save her past. Unfortunately, her boyfriend, who is so close to her, yet do not understand her past enough, is unable to see from her point of view.

At the ending part, when Dok-My run toward Sara and give her a kiss on the mouth, I was quite shocked (I believe a lot of us just expect a hug). Initially I have came up with 2 conclusions which the director might want to convey but can’t decided on one:

  • Dok-My have special sexual preference, that’s why she does not feel so strong towards guys, even those who buy her sexual service.
  • Dok-My is a girl who is really simple and express herself without holding back, so her gratitude and feeling toward Sara is expressed through the most native manner.

After chatting with Sze, she told me that she had ever watched a documentation on prostitution, to some of them, they are taught that the only way to express love is “kiss”.

如果人生可以像故事书一样完美。。。

同样的一道菜,却可能因为各人的喜好和体验而有不一样的评审。

失望,是因为曾包有希望。

A journey to see the world beyond she had experienced

A journey in search for someone whom she try to save, and herself.

No matter what excuse one try to find, guilt is something that can easily haunt you till your death bed.
No matter how much you hate, kinship is something you still can’t shed off easily