The first film of cinematographer Luo Dong, New York New York was produced by Stanley Kwan and is set in the early nineties; it tells of the on-again, off again love between the ambitious head bellboy of a luxury hotel in Shanghai and an equally ambitious young woman, as they cross paths with a shady businessman (Michael Miu) who has plans to start a luxury hotel in New York. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
Cast & Credits
The characters are alternately lost, confused or emotionally atrophied by the social feelings of the period, which triggers Juan's primordial desire to leave China. The beautiful actors, the elliptical narrative, the refined cinematography and the inconsequential bits of dialogue can conspire to evoke a below-average movie.
The other characters are fine, but this is a sober story and it’s not enough to compensate for a snoozy female lead.