Iron SisterFeatured Area, Movies Sunday, October 12th, 2008
Subtitles: Chinese and English
Shu Qi … Ironic Suen
Jackson Lau Hok-Yin … Captain Tung Fei
Allen Lan Hai-Han
Dick Wei … Old Suen
Manchuria 1941: Caught sleeping with his Japanese major’s mistress, Manchurian collaborator Tung Fei (Jackson Liu Hsiu-hsien) fatally shoots the man and flees for his life. Overcome by fatigue after hours of travel on horseback, Tung eventually awakens to find himself under the care of hunter Suen (Dick Wei) and his daughter, Ironic (Shu Qi). Hiding his true identity, Tung is invited to stay on with the family until he has recovered. Joining in on a guerilla raid, Tung’s ruse is compromised and he is forced to kill Ironic’s lover, Little Tiger Wang. Suen was crippled in the attack and Ironic (now pregnant with Wang’s child) agrees to her father’s request that she marry Tung, in order that they have a healthy man to provide for them.
Ironic gives birth to a little girl who bears a strange resentment towards her stepfather and even tries to injure him. With their marriage starting to falter and Ironic refusing to let him touch her, Tung discovers his old lover working as a prostitute in a nearby village and takes up with her again. He also starts paying the woman not to see other men, using money that was meant to support his wife and father-in-law. Suen eventually discovers what Tung is up to, with predictably tragic results.
‘Iron Sister’ puts ‘Naked performance of Shu Qi’ as the main selling point of the movie. In fact, when you take a look at the posters and lobby cards of ‘Iron Sister’ in Hong Kong, you will find that most of them are taken from the erotic scenes. Maybe this is the main selling point for the whole movie. If you come to see ‘Iron Sister’ for Shu Qi, I am very confident to tell you that you will be totally disappointed. There are only one scenes for Shu Qi bathing in the river followed by love scene. Yeap, one and only one. There is another love scene between LAU Hok-yin and YEUNG Yi-ting.
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