The Gigolo :- Watch The Gigolo on Youtube on Fire, Its Chinese title may suggest a throwback to the Cat III movies of the 80s and 90s, and at least at the start, that seems to be what writer/ director Au Cheuk-Man was aiming for. Indeed, it would be fine if Au wanted his movie to be no more than a sex farce, but no, halfway through the farce, he decides that he ought to make it some moving drama about how the shy, mild-mannered teenager who overcomes his inhibitions not by choice but by circumstance and becomes the titular ‘King of Gigolos’ is now tragically prevented from falling in love despite having found his soulmate. The result is one of the most ludicrous plot contrivances we’ve seen in a while, enough really to make us go limp, if you catch our drift. The gigolo at the centre of Au’s film is Ho Kui-Fong (played by ‘Lan Kwai Fong’s’ Dominic Ho), who relates his ‘coming-of-age’ story beginning from his high-school days as a basketball player who crosses path with a gangsterly schoolmate that happens to be in love with the same girl. Their disagreement boils over when that same schoolmate tries but fails to frame his fellow player for drug possession and then demands compensation for it in return; expelled from school, and forced to support his family after his mother hurts her back, he goes to work at his aunt’s (Elena Kong) club as a janitor, where due to his clean-cut looks, he gets some of her regular clientele excited at seeing ‘fresh meat’.
The Gigolo on YoutubeonFire :-
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 29 January 2015 (Hong Kong)
IMDB Rating: 4.5/10
Director: Cheuk Man Au
Stars: Dominic Ho, Jeana Ho, Ronan Pak