Demi-Haunted
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by Leung Pak Kin.


Eason Chan stars as Buster, an acrobat in a Chinese Opera troupe, never given a starring role and always chastized for his laziness by the troupes star (played by Anthony Wong). When his previous incarnation, a female opera actress (Joey Yung) comes back to haunt him, he must perform her final performance for her to give her soul a rest, and perhaps so her old lover (played in flashback by Nicholas Tse) might come and see her one last time. There are lots of nice moments in this film but the cast, with the exception of Wong & Tse, refuse to take the material seriously. Eason Chan, like the lazy acrobat he plays, is not really up to the challenge of his leading role.

Rating: Marginally Recommended (Marginally Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 18, 2004.


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