Durian Durian Movie Review Summary

Actors: Hailu Qin, Wai-Fan Mak

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DURIAN DURIAN is a movie written and directed by Hong-Kong director Fruit Chan in 2000. This film was nominated for the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival and won numerous awards in Asia.
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This picture is about the cultural and economic clash between Hong Kong and China and how it is affecting a certain category of people. Yan, a 21 years old China girl has been sent by her family to Hong-Kong where she becomes a prostitute. She has three months, until the end of her visa, to earn the maximum of money before going back home. She must be available all day and she often has more than 30 customers to satisfy each working day.

In Yan's neighborhood, Fan's family has also come from China in order to take advantage of the economic wealthiness of Hong-Kong. The entire family accepts the most humble jobs and, fearing the police, will never leave the poor area they live in.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Chinese Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   None

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