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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 08.25.10] Hong Kong movie trailer news drama romance

Ah, the internet. A thing to love, use and abuse. It also lends itself well to abusing others and Barbara Wong’s The Break Up Club fits into this latter category.

The film stars up-and-coming HK star Jaycee Chan as Joe, a young man who is devastated when his girlfriend Flora breaks up with him. To get over the heartache, he joins “Break Up Club,” a website that claims he can be reunited with his girlfriend if he breaks up another couple. He quickly gets to work on breaking up his best friend’s relationship which then brings Flora back into his life. Until she breaks up with him. Again.

To add to the frustration of first love and this crazy club which plays with people’s emotions, through this entire process of rejoining with Flora, he’s talking to a director (Wong playing herself) about the Break Up Club.

The result is a film that looks like a documentary but is a drama about life and love in the internet age. I’m getting flashbacks to Paper Heart but thankfully, this looks better than that did (not to mention it doesn’t star Michael Cera).

Trailer after the break.

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