The World of Suzie Wong
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Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 29-JUN-2004
Media Type: DVD
Top Customer Reviews
At first we are presented in `Suzie Wong' a stereotypical view of happy little hookers in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong. But as the story unfolds the veneer of this portrait cracks open to reveal through Suzie just how desperate the lives of these women are. In a city of over three million crammed onto the island city it is a case of do what you must to survive. In Suzie's case she must compartmentalize her feeling into body, love, and soul and thus protect herself by pretending that she is the daughter of a rich merchant rather than a Wan Chai bargirl. Though her relationship with Robert they both learn the meaning and cost of love in a world of narrow view and prejudice.
The film is very adult and honest in dealing with the subject of the flesh trade and racism in 1960 must have been a bit shocking on several levels. This film must be credited with opening the door to telling more honest stories of Asian's with Asian actors in the major roles.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An excellent picture..lots of interesting scenery and showing a very different style of life from what we are accustomed to.Published 27 days ago by Gail B.
ONE OF TWO BEST MOVIES EVER ,ALONG WITH INDOCHINE ,
BOTH FILMED ON LOCATION WITH GREAT ACTORS AND DIRECTORS .
NOT LIKE THE HI TECH MAKE BELIEVE MOVIES YOU SEE TODAY.
Loads Galore is in store for you as you watch two pros in the midst of their ultimate prime take on the mean streets of Hong Kong in this all award winning adaptation of the book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stingray