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Vive L'Amour Movie Review Summary

Actors: Chao-jung Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang

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This movie (Aiqing wansui) was co-written and directed by Ming-liang Tsai in 1994. It earned the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival that same year.

The setting is the city of Taipeh. Mei is an active young woman, working as a real estate agent in a world ruled by men. Her emotional life is limited to affairs with men she chooses and meets in one of the apartments that she proposes for sale. One of them, Hsia, steals the key of this apartment and decides to live there without Mei's knowledge. One evening, he meets in this apartment Ah-jung, a salesman, who also stole one of the keys of the flat and lives there since. Ah-jung is suicidal and solitary because of his repressed homosexuality. The two men become friends and successfully manage to hide their presence in the apartment to Mei who still does not suspect anything. Soon, Ah-Jung will dare to assume his sexuality by kissing Hsia while he sleeps.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Chinese

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   salesman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets

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