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Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989)
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Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong Kong, which consist of him taking part in a great deal of blood, sex and general weirdness, all while wearing a briefcase handcuffed to his arm.
Style: avant garde, weird
Plot: briefcase, culture clash, east asian lead, dancing, lesbian, bandit, prostitute, pregnancy, subway, mistress, song, pursuit, wealth, pianist, taxi driver, chinese, chase, satire, delivery man, chinese mafia, organized crime, father daughter relationship, punk rock, blood, cigarette smoking ...
Place: hong kong, san francisco

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Very Mean Men (2000)
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