***Love story between two men, set in China. One is embracing his homosexuality, the other one is married to a woman. The woman suspects something’s wrong, so she hires a detective. After the story goes public, the detective falls himself in love with the first man, with the difference that he acknowledges it to his girlfriend.
Film follows narrative form, causal relationships move the story forward. Fails to create the dense fever it advertises, the motives between characters’ actions are simplistic. Maybe the fault of clumsy casting due to some graphic love scenes and the undercover shooting conditions, in China.
Winner of the best screenplay at Cannes 2009.