Red Light Revolution
Directed by Sam Voutas | CHINA / AUSTRALIA | 2010 | 91min | Subtitled | (Q&A)
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Who’da thunkit, a Chinese sex comedy? Well, as this film is quick to point out, in a country of 1.3 billion people no nation is more actively involved in sex than the Chinese. RED LIGHT REVOLUTION follows the comic misadventures of a chubby cuckolded ne’erdo- well cab driver who loses his job and his wife on the same day and finds that his only possible future is that of a proprietor of a neighborhood sex shop. The humor of this film erupts from the interaction of the wacky patrons’ reactions to the shop’s existence—a wild array of dismay, disgust and delight! This feature has a more than a gentle nod to French films (think Veber), American indie pop music and crass infomercial marketing, giving us a comedy in which traditional Chinese culture comes to grips with the allure of external influences and changing values. - Joe Palladino
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