A Bittersweet Meat

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.

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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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