Not much clearer for the digital colorization, edits, and a new score by Yo Yo Ma, the rushing surge of the film's narrative strands might remain perplexing unless you're equipped with the film's press notes. Focused mainly on the hazy remembrances of Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung), Kar-Wai facilitates a whirling, desert-set phantasma where swordsmen brood like Goethe when they aren't doing battle with thieves... and their women are simultaneously incapable of forgetting or remembering their lovers.
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LATEST: Hong Kong pop star Jacky Cheung has blasted the Philippines consulate for listing him as a substandard employer, insisting he is nothing but "ordinary".
Cheung - who has been nicknamed 'The Terminator' by disgruntled former staff - has been banned from hiring maids from the Philippines after sacking 21 in just three years.
But the 46-year-old claims he has been a good boss and is justified in dismissing staff if they fail to reach his standards.
He says, "I consider myself an ordinary employer. Many of my friends terminate their maids' contracts and I believe it is normal in any employment.
"An employer can fire an employee if he or she fails to perform, whilst an employee can also resign if he or she is not happy about the employer.
"Is there anything wrong if we fire a maid when we find out that she is not helpful?"
Honk Kong pop star Jacky Cheung has been banned from hiring maids from the Philippines after sacking 21 in just three years.
The ban has been imposed by the Philippines consulate, which has placed Cheung on its list of substandard employers for a year.
It also means Cheung - nicknamed 'The Terminator' by disgruntled former staff - won't be allowed to renew the contracts of the four Filipina maids he currently employs.
The maid jailed for stealing photographs from Hong Kong pop star Jacky Cheung has been freed pending an appeal of her sentence.
PRESLYN-SAGA CATACUTAN, 30, was jailed for six months in December (06) after being convicted on two charges of theft.
The judge said she had stolen the snaps "with commercial value in mind".
But Filipina Catucutan insists she was a fan of the singer and wanted to keep the pictures as souvenirs.
She has been released on 5,000 Hong Kong dollars ($640/GBP325) bail.
At the time of her sentencing Cheung was criticised in the media for pressing charges against Catacutan, in what many considered a petty matter.
Master of just about any kung fu style out there and massive opponent of imperialism, the legendary Wong Fei is pretty much there whenever China needs him, and, when one of China's anti-imperialist generals goes off to resist the French Occupation of Vietnam, Wong Fei is set to train a local militia to ensure that the West doesn't overrun the country while the General is away. Wong, with the help of many a militiaman with a strange-translated nickname (like Porky or Buck Teeth), attempts to do so, but this being a movie, something had to go wrong. In this case, his militia men get involved in a street fight with a local mobster, Leung Fu (Biao Yuen), and just happen to fight their way into Wong Fei-hung's diplomatic dinner with the Americans.
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Over 150 singers from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined forces on Friday (07JAN05) to raise money for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami in a charity concert.
Li and his family were holidaying in the Maldives when the tidal wave hit last month (26DEC04). They managed to escape serious injury.
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Jackie Chan is at the forefront of a new celebrity charity aid push in Hong Kong, which will see Chinese stars revamp hit anthem WE ARE THE WORLD to raise cash for the victims of the Asian tsunami tragedy.
The new song, called LOVE, will be performed as part of a charity show this weekend (08JAN05). It will be released next week (beg10JAN05).05/01/2005 21:08