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.
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
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
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 .
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”.
|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