Expensive Tastes (1982)

Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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Shu Ching (Yu Yang) is a misogynist warped in childhood into his woman-hating psychosis, and after Elene (Mable Kwon) a public relations professional, accepts a ride from Shu when she is stranded one evening, he rapes her and then tells the police she led him on. Shu comes from a wealthy and powerful Hong Kong family, so when Elene is convinced she should take him to court for his crime, Shu's father is able to hire the most expensive lawyers for the defense team. The lawyers tear apart Elene's character and her emotional stability declines, contributing to her losing the case against Shu. The cousin who talked her into the court fiasco is not going to give up that easily though, and besides, cousin June (Flora Cheung) is more seasoned than Elene in the steady, unrelenting pursuit of justice -- June is the editor of a popular magazine and has had some experience in tracking down evidence of wrong-doing. From this point on, it is June against the Hong Kong elite and their henchmen as the drama builds to its final denouement.



cousin, lawyer, mental-illness, psychopath, rape, revenge, stranded, victim