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      Beyond Our Ken

      2004 1h 38m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 76% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A woman (Gillian Chung) receives help from an unlikely source (Tao Hong) after her ex-lover (Daniel Wu) posts nude pictures of her on the Internet. Read More Read Less

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      Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 May 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member At last, I watched it, and actually, I like it too~ =] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Director Pang Ho-Cheung steps up his game with drama Beyond Our Ken, in which he picks up the gender discussion from Men Suddenly In Black for further investigation. That Beyond Our Ken is meant to be taken more seriously is evident in Pang's change of style, his adoption of a more naturalistic cinematography with largely handheld camera, the classical music for the films score and the utter absence of situation comedy. The result is a more darker picture of human relationships than one would expect from Pang, whose cynicism and pessimistic traits previously always have been neutralized by the director's poignant sense of humour. But after two comedies, this serious approach is a most welcome change, showcasing Pang's creativity and ability as a director. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A very nice and interesting way to make a film about something as common in film history as a love triangle. Yet this film can surprise, amuse and astonish with its character, its shoots and its interesting choices. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member this is a slow, brooding movie that I would classify as a "girls movie" with an anti-male slant. However, we reach at film's end the twist that is a mild shocker and proves women can be just as wrong as men. Not a whole lot happens during the bulk of the film, where extended shots of a girl running in the alleys looking for a key shop and another protracted scene of the two female characters riding on a scooter is drawn out needlessly. The redeeming feature that held my interest were the 2 female characters; both displayed fine acting skills and were very pleasant to look at. Just an ok watch. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Pang Ho-Cheung is definitely one of the best of Hong Kong's younger generation of filmmakers, and Beyond Our Ken ranks among his best work. although Gillian Chung and Daniel Wu are both good, the real scene-stealer is Tao Hong...too bad she hasn't done anything since this film, because she was excellent. thoroughly engaging, and ironically mirrors the real-life photo scandal involving Gillian Chung, which happened only 4 years later. Highly recommended. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I got interested in the film after watching Gillian's recent TV interview. She said it's her favorite movie work in an ironical way. From this early work of Pang I can see the little quirks in his style of story telling, the exploration of the darker area of the human psyche yet never in a heavy handed way. And the women in Pang's movie are never the vulnerable sitting duck type. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A woman (Gillian Chung) receives help from an unlikely source (Tao Hong) after her ex-lover (Daniel Wu) posts nude pictures of her on the Internet.
      Director
      Ho Cheung Ping
      Screenwriter
      Ho Cheung Ping
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Runtime
      1h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Surround