Movie: Ripples of Desire A.K.A: Lovers Are Gamblers, Scarlet Chinese: 花漾 (Hua Yang) Director: Zero Chou Writer: Zero Chou Producer: Wang Li Ming, Wang Wei-chung Release Date: December 28, 2012 (Taiwan) Runtime: 110 min. Genre: Action | Romance | Wu xia pian Language: Mandarin Country: Taiwan Subtitles: Chinese & English srt
Cast: Ivy Chen, Michelle Chen, Jerry Yan, Joseph Cheng, Simon Yan, Sandra Ng, Mao Zi-Jun, Li Xiao-Ran
The height of gaiety on Piao Dao. Merchants and pirates may have their treasures but the biggest prizes are the sensational twin singing courtesans, who are ripe for deflowering. Known as The Rippling Sisters of Flower Street they dazzle customers with their flirtatious duets and tantalizing beauty. But the jewels of Piao Dao cannot be had with money alone. Admirers must also contest for their hearts.
But theres a complication: older sister Xiao Xue already has someone shes very fond of. Her much more practical little sister Xiao Shuang thinks its ludicrous and doesn't want to see the idealistic Xue jeopardize everything they've sacrificed so much for. Besides, Xue is developing an unspeakable disease that if exposed would surely ruin both of their lives. So she must act fast.
Shuangs scheme to convince Xue that love is a fools game entangles them with unscrupulous pirates, a philandering husband, a vindictive wife and kidnappings and murders. Its a tale of treacherous love and erotic desires riddled with perverse and unexpected developments.