In a frame tale on a heav­enly sun-drenched beach, three women reflect on recent, dramatic turns in their lives. Their stories are told in three sepa­rate, succes­sive flash­backs, in all of which a man plays a major role. The first woman, Miki, travels after her lover from Tokyo to the Nether­lands, after he has gone back home. The second, Pei Pei, works in a Chinese snack bar in Ekelen, Zuid-Holland, along with her conser­v­a­tive, dissat­is­fied father who does not feel at home in Holland. Shirley, finally, lives in Hong Kong as a single mother. Her little son has a heart condi­tion; she tries to find the money to pay for the costly surgery. Director Pyng Hu shows the three women’s emotions and doubts in a composed, atten­tive style, often using long shots and scenes, precise frames and subtle music.

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Title: Paradise Girls
Year: 2005
Duration : 1 hour, 37 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2009

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