- Categories:Gender, Movie
- Rated R, On Video, Comedy, possession, Chinese, Subtitled
Chinese version of "Switch"
A man (confusingly named "Ah Man") dies when a woman carelessly
knocks a heavy flowerpot off a balcony. His spirit goes to the
anteroom to heaven and hell, but they weren't expecting him yet.
The demon attendants there are very careless and tell him that he
can re-occupy his own body provided he does so at a specific time.
If he misses this he will be sent to the lowest level of hell. On
returning to earth to get back into his body, he misses the
deadline and it is cremated.
Back on the main road Man sees that a young woman has just been
fatally injured in a road accident, and he enters her body instead.
The demons decide not to intervene. He goes back to his old flat --
the key is under the mat -- but when he goes to the lavatory he is
surprised to realise that he is now in the girl's body.
Shortly his own girlfriend and a male friend come back to the flat
after the funeral, and when the man makes advances to the girl, our
hero intervenes, and demands to know how the girlfriend can be so
heartless as to allow this immediately after burying him[self.
But Man has trouble persuading them that he is actually Man, and in
the end he says he is Man's cousin Mandy, and that [s/he is going
to stay in the flat now. Moreover, the next morning she goes to
work in Man's place; she goes to the men's lavatory and lines up
with a lot of men there; she makes a bit of a mess, but they are
more concerned than she is. When the boss protests that he doesn't
know her, and anyway a woman could never hold down such a job, she
blackmails him about his marital infidelity, saying she will tell
So she gets to stay in the job, and surprise surprise, she does
better than anyone expected, and goes from strength to strength.
However an important business deal is coming up, and the client
insists on a meeting in their own building on the 13th floor. This
inauspicious location worries everyone, and outside on the main
road, Mandy is run down by a truck -- the same driver that knocked
her down in the first place. Man's spirit goes back up to the
heavenly ante-room again, and the demons are as inefficient as
before, so in disgust Man says he is happy to stay in Mandy's body
on earth, he returns and does so.
But that isn't the end of the film, yet; romantic complications now
arise when the important businessman wants to take advantage of
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originally posted by anonymous on 2000-01-01, 3 edits, entryid=7140