Ocean Flame (2008)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

Original title:  Yi Ban Hai Shui, Yi Ban Huo Yan

Hong Kong, 2008.  Filmko Entertainment Limited.  Screenplay by Fendou Liu, based on the novel by .  Cinematography by , .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Film Editing by , .  

A pimp gets out of jail and, following a nasty encounter with a business rival, meets a sexy waitress with whom he begins a violent affair. The two of them go back and forth between abusive conflicts and hot, torrid sex until his violent pathology infects her view of the world and she begins to strike at him with his own style of passion. It doesn’t have the emotional depth of Lust, Caution, but the characters are interesting and deep enough to engage you as a viewer, plus it’s sexy as hell.

Toronto International Film Festival:  2008

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