Isabella (2006)

Isabella (2006)





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On the eve before the political handover of Macao to the Peoples' Republic of China, police officer Shing suffers a terrible career crisis: he has been involved in years of money laundering with Portuguese officials and is now facing extradition. Shing seeks comfort in the arms of a young woman, Yan, with whom he wants a one-night stand. Yan, on the other hand, has a different agenda; she confronts Shing with the unexpected news that she's his daughter. Shing didn't even know he had a daughter. And while Shing wants to carry on as a care-free bachelor, Yan has other ideas and, refusing to be shrugged off as an incidental accident, causes havoc in his everyday life -- she insists on moving into her father's apartment. Shing soon has to face up to the challenge of taking on personal and professional responsibility -- paternal responsibility for his daughter and professional responsibility for the money laundering he committed as an officer of the law. In the end, he decides to admit his crime, do his time, and plans to turn over a new leaf after prison for a life of responsibility with his daughter in Macao.
Art House & International , Drama
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Josie Ho
as Woman at herbal tea shop
Anthony Wong
as Chen-Shing's boss
Chapman To
as Chen-Shing Ma
J.J. Jia
as Ella Cheung Lai-Wah
Sui-man Chim
as Landlord
Shawn Yue
as Man at bar
Isabella Leong
as Bik-Yan Cheung
Kwok Cheung Tsang
as Yan's suitor
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I'm hard-pressed to find a point to this one. It is very slow paced making it seem interminably long. While a nice connection grows between the two leads, the "revelation" near the end cheapened the movie for me somewhat. Though it is beautifully shot and acted, I didn't find it interesting enough to be considered a movie I could recommend.

Don Schick
Don Schick

Captivating story of a corrupt police officer and the woman that may be his daughter. One of the best soundtracks you will ever hear.

Webster Lewin
Webster Lewin

I don't really know how to describe my feelings towards this movie. I just simply loved it. I had so many i-knew-he/she's-gonna-say-that moements, and the camera used alot different and great angles. Although I really liked "Spider lillies", personally I think she did better in "Isabella".

Annie Chen
Annie Chen

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