Teaser For Charlie Young's Directorial Debut CHRISTMAS ROSE

James Marsh, Asian Editor
Hong Kong actress Charlie Young, star of Ashes of Time, Seven Swords and most recently Cold War, is soon to unveil Christmas Rose, her directorial debut. Produced by Tsui Hark and Jacob Cheung, and starring Aaron Kwok, Gwei Lun Mei, Chang Chen, Xia Yu and Qin Hailu, it looks to be a hard-hitting and high-stakes legal thriller, judging from the first teaser and synopsis below.

Here's the synopsis:

Tim (Kwok) is a defence attorney with a heart of gold. Refusing to be simply a hired gun for his clients, he quits his high-powered job to become a prosecutor for the Justice Department.With the support of fiancee Megan and cop buddy Nam (Liu Kai Chi), Tim decides to start afresh.

When he meets a handicapped piano teacher, Jing (Gwei), who urges him to help her. She is accusing her doctor, Zhou (Chang) a renowned surgeon of sexual harassment during a routine check-up. But with no witnesses and only their own conflicting testimonies, a Rashomon-like mystery unfolds.

To make matters worse, Zhou's defence attorney, Freddy, is Tim's successor at his old law firm, and proves to be Tim's toughest opponent to-date. As a media frenzy encircles the case, it slowly destroys the lives of everyone involved.

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  • Art Vandelay

    I wonder what the meaning of the title is. I thought this was a romantic film when I first heard of this months ago. Boy, was I wrong. I'm sure Charlie Young will have a good debut, considering the directors she's worked with over the years like Tsui Hark, Jacob Cheung and Wong Kar-Wai.

  • my god the mandarin dub for aaron kwok is shit. this kinda shit dub job CANNOT be in movies with serious themes like rape. it belittles the subject. crazy china movie !

  • marshy00

    Dubbing belittles rape? What the what? Also, if it is rape, you just spoilt the movie.

    Seriously though, this is the way it goes in many countries. Films and performances in other languages get dubbed. It's not perfect, subtitles would be infinitely better, but Mainland audiences want to see Aaron (presumably), but he can't speak Mandarin. What should they do?

    There are bigger issues here to get mad about - Aaron's moustache for one.

  • CJ

    I've always had a thing for Charlie Yeung, even since I saw her in HIGH RISK.

    She's by no means the most attractive HK actress but there is something about her that I like. Maybe it was those Pantene ads.

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