Vulgaria

“Aptly titled… A laugh-out-loud, outrageous black sex farce from prolific Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung.” — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

Year: 2012
Country: Hong Kong
Running time: 90 mins
Censor Rating: R16 - offensive language, sexual material, content may offend
Genres: Comedy

Producers: Pang Ho-cheung, Subi Liang
Screenplay: Pang Ho-cheung, Lam Chiu-wing, Luk Yee-sum
Photography: Jason Kwan
Editor: Wenders Li
Production designer: Ho Lok-lam
Costume designer: Ho Lok-lam
Music: Alan Wong, Janet Yung
In Cantonese with English subtitles

With: Chapman To (To Wai-cheung), Dada Chan (Popping Candy), Ronald Cheng (Brother Tyrannosaurus), Kristal Tin (To’s wife), Fiona Sit (Quin), Susan Shaw (herself)

Pang Ho-cheung (the John Waters of Hong Kong) delivers a deliriously offensive comedy about the lengths a producer will go to secure funding for a feature film. Shot off the cuff in only 12 days, the film is a series of raucous vignettes presented by producer To Wai-cheung to a group of film students relating to the nutty saga of financing his latest magnum opus, a remake of the 70s sex flick I Want More! To satisfy the demands of heavy investor Brother Tyrannosaurus he must endure major degradation… This wild and brutally funny critique of the film business manages to make mincemeat out of the soul-selling necessary to make a feature film. — AT

“Lewd, crude and flat-out hilarious… An exceptionally guilty pleasure that is a uniquely Hong Kong-grown cinematic experience, but one which serves to highlight precisely what its citizens laugh about, obsess over and gossip about incessantly, whether at work, at home or in bed.” — James Marsh, Twitch

Programme Update for the Auckland screening only: Please note that for technical reasons we have moved the Thursday night screening of Vulgaria to Event Cinemas Queen Street at 10.30 pm (formerly 10.00 pm at the Civic). Ticket-holders for the Civic session can now swap their tickets for Event Cinema tickets at the Civic Box Office – or swap them at Event Cinemas from 10.00 pm on the night.