Thou Shall Not Commit
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Chan Kin-tak.

A cheap and nasty little film about a jealous man (Anthony Wong) who suspects his wife (Maggie Cheung) is sleeping with a younger man, and is willing to go to great lengths to prove it. A pawn in his game is a creepy, stupid, psychotic kid (Lee Wing-Ho) who likes to stalk women and has accidentally slashed and killed one already. The creepy kid narrates most of the film, and we watch his blossoming affection for a new potential victim with horror, eventually escalating to a perverse ending involving incest and murder. The movie strings out the mystery for its entire length but the complete lack of any sympathetic characters makes it hard to stay involved. Like a Category III roughie but without any nudity or much extreme violence, which if I may be a sick bastard for a moment, makes it a lot less entertaining.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 15, 2004.

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