Office is the adaptation of the 2008 play Design for Living, which was written by and starred Sylvia Chang, who is also the writer, producer, and star of this film. Office is a 3D musical featuring a large set, which utilizes bars instead of walls. Presumably this is to add depth to the 3D, even though the effect is only really noticeable in wide shots, if at all.
It does seem odd for Johnnie To, a filmmaker known primarily in North America for his action and crime films, to direct a 3D musical. Indeed, the film comes off as little more than a melodramatic soap opera, with the 3D effects being completely unnecessary. In addition, despite having a big name such as Chow Yun-fat in the cast, he is only on screen for a very small percentage of the film. While I did not believe that Office was a complete disappointment, it was not a film that I really enjoyed either.
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