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Taiwan - 71 years old
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Solid pieces


by Sylvia Chang, Tso-chi Chang, Arvin Chen, Kuo-fu Chen, Yu-Hsun Chen, Wen-tang Cheng, Yu-chieh Cheng, Yen-Ping Chu, Mong-Hong Chung, Leon Dai, Wi Ding Ho, Chi-Jan Hou, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Ya-Chuan Hsiao, Ko-shang Shen, Shaudi Wang, Toon Wang, Te-Sheng Wei, Nien-Jen Wu, Ya-che Yang
2011 / 114m - Taiwan
10+10 poster

Just Call Me Nobody

by Yen-Ping Chu
Da Xiao Jiang Hu
2010 / 119m - Taiwan
Just Call Me Nobody poster

Flying Dagger

by Yen-Ping Chu
Shen Jing Dao Yu Fei Tian Mao
1993 / 86m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Fantasy
Flying Dagger poster

The inoffensive

Oolong Courtyard: KungFu School

by Yen-Ping Chu
2018 / 103m - China
Oolong Courtyard: KungFu School poster

A belated sequel. I never watched the first film, but that's hardly a problem. If you're familiar with the type of comedy Chow/Ng did in the 90s, you should feel right at home here. The biggest difference comes from the HK/China switch, with China still struggling to nail the tone and vibe of their comedies.

Two street hustlers get caught in the act, in return to have to steal a divine stone from a monastery. They manage to sweet talk the monks into letting them stay, but the longer they stay with them, the more they start to feel at home. Other parties are also looking for the stone though, and the monastery becomes a real battleground.

The mix of comedy and action feels familiar, but somehow China doesn't really have the talent (yet) to pull off this type of expressive comedy. There are some fun gags, the pacing is solid, and I never got bored or disinterested, but in the end, the film left me longing for the original. Decent filler, but know what you're getting yourself into.

The Treasure Hunter

by Yen-Ping Chu
Ci Ling
2009 / 105m - Taiwan
Fantasy, Adventure
The Treasure Hunter poster

Kung Fu Dunk

by Yen-Ping Chu
Gong Fu Guan Lan
2008 / 100m - China
Comedy, Sport
Kung Fu Dunk poster

Dubious filler

Island of Fire

by Yen-Ping Chu
Huo Shao Dao
1990 / 125m - Taiwan
Action, Crime
Island of Fire poster