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Vulgaria (2012)

Vulgaria (2012)



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To (Chapman To Man-chak), a long-time film producer, has yet to produce anything resembling a hit. Beset by financial troubles, he has become desperate for money - so much so that he is unable to pay the alimony to his ex-wife (Kristal Tin). Despite his former spouse's bitterness, their daughter still clings onto her faith in him - and wishes to see him on TV once his new movie premieres. To is soon introduced to a potential Mainland Chinese investor, Tyrannosaurus (Ronald Cheng), by his buddy Lui Wing-shing (Simon Loui Yu-yeung). But Tyrannosaurus is not only the head of a Guangxi triad gang, he turns out to have very particular tastes in food and sex. Regardless, To is determined to woo this investor, even if it means giving into his every demand. -- (C) China Lion


Chapman To
as To Wai-Cheung
Ronald Cheng
as Brother T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus)
Dada Chan
as Tsui "Popping Candy" Ka-Yan
Kristal Tin
as Tsang Lai Fen

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

True to its title, this energetic Hong Kong comedy trades primarily in off-color gags, yet its tone, like that of John Waters's films, is so playful and inclusive that it's unlikely to offend anyone.

November 21, 2012 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A broad, cartoonish -- and decidedly filthy -- satire of moviemaking is as sophomoric as they come.

September 28, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

The film's kinky energy eventually wanes, the pileup of profanities losing its initial zing.

September 27, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5
New York Times
Top Critic

Either the golden height of human imaginative endeavor or as profane and crazy as a meth-addicted stripper.

September 25, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Pang Ho-cheung can't help but humanize Vulgaria's characters, which is a kiss of death for what's meant to be a farce of escalating obscenity.

September 25, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine
Top Critic

Having spent much of his career filtering good humour through very bad taste, writer-director Pang Ho-cheung delivers arguably his naughtiest picture to date with a pitch-black comedy.

March 30, 2016 | Full Review…
Screen International

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