on 5 April 2013
As a vulgar comedy, Vulgaria is much of a muchness, it has moments that are funny and moments that fall flat, its par for the territory. But that's not what makes the film of interest. That which sticks out most is its look into the HK film industry, not only does it prove to be a interesting expose into what it takes to get a film made, it also satirizes the state of their industry right now. Digging even deeper than that, Pang Ho-Cheung gives the film a genuinely sweet center with the father/daughter relationship. Yes, a estranged parental relationship informs Vulgaria most potently, rather than what Chapman To did with a certain mule.