92 Legendary La Rose Noire (1992)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof  |   Release Date - Jul 2, 1992 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Popular Hong Kong movies of the 1960s featured lots of musical numbers between matinee idol lovers, cliff-hanger plot moments (leaving a player in peril while the movie considers other business before coming back to them), and martial arts moves that could only take place in fantasyland. This popular movie is a spoof of those films, and includes performances by Feng Po-po, who was a child star in that period, and a parody of Lui Kei's heartthrob roles enacted by Tony Leung Kar-fai. The story, curiously enough, is set in the present. Wong is a writer who seems to have reached as far as she can in her career and is extremely frustrated by it. When she gets embroiled in a gangland battle, she decides to have a little fun with it and plants a note on the scene alleging the involvement of "La Femme Noire" (The Black Rose.) The joke is that this is the name of a fictional character from the sixties.