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Last Viewed:2016.08.03
Last/Last Reviewed:2016.08.03/2016.09.04

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Bland, in spite of 2 top Chinese actresses (Cecilia Cheung and Ziyi Zhang) who did a good job, and lush cinematography and art direction, the film just falls flat. I think the mix of Cantonese and Mandarin from the actors means that the dubbing was very inconsistent across the film, and that affected my viewing. But most importantly, the perversity of the original French story is simply culturally not translating very well for a Chinese setting. They could have adapted it to be more political maybe, but as it is, the story and characters lack bite, and without bite, the dangerous liaisons are simply not very dangerous.

- Laurent Hasson