Film / Durian Durian
(榴槤飄飄) is an art-house Hong Kong
movie by Fruit Chan released in 2000.
Yan is a young woman from northern China who has moved to Hong Kong for three months (the duration of her visa) in order to work as a prostitute. She services dozens of clients a day, and in between tricks, becomes acquainted with Fan, the pre-teen daughter of a family from Guangdong staying in Hong Kong illegally. Fan and her mother eke out a living washing restaurant dishes in a back alley, while her father conducts a bit of cross-border trade.
When her visa expires, Yan moves back to her hometown but stays in touch with Fan, who sends her a durian as a gift.
Not to be confused with the British band Duran Duran
Contains examples of:
- Edible Bludgeon: Yan's pimp is knocked unconscious by an attacker wielding a durian as a melee weapon.
- Foreign Queasine: Neither Fan's family nor Yan's parents are acquainted with durians. They decline to taste due to the fruit's overpowering smell.
- Opening Monologue: One by Yan, and then one by Fan, each providing elements of their respective backstories.
- Slice of Life