SEASON'S BEATINGS: A CHRISTMAS IN HONG KONG - Sex and Zen

Based on the long banned 17th century erotic novel, The Carnal Prayer Mat, this bizarre period piece tells the story of a lustful scholar set on studying the pleasures of the flesh and the art of adultery, who isn’t opposed to altering his body with animal parts in order to do so. This one is definitely not for the bashful, as the eager scholar’s lessons provide plenty of opportunities for outrageous erotic fun and the insane sight gags and set pieces that fans of extreme Hong Kong cinema have come to expect, including a scene with a flute that makes American Pie look like a kid’s movie.

Dir. Michael Mak, 1991, 35mm, 99 min.

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