It's hard to tell what looks worse at the start of Hollywood Hong Kong
: the blanched, blood-flecked, bloated pig carcasses hanging in Chu's Barbecue Shop, or the blanched, blood-flecked, bloated Mr. Chu (Glen Chin) and his obese sons Ming (Ho Sai-man) and Tiny (Leung Sze-ping). Perhaps the pigs, in a toss-up. They are dead. The Chus look only halfway there.
Indie director Fruit Chan established himself with gritty films about the "real" Hong Kong, the dingy city beneath the skyscrapers. From the washed-up triads of The Longest Summer
to the street urchin of Little Cheung
, Chan's characters...
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