Playing like a gay/straight version of “Suture” laced with Thai humor, Hong Kong action comedy “Leave Me Alone” benefits from a firm hand on the unwieldy — and frequently hysterical — material by Danny Pang, here directing sans brother Oxide. Too off-the-wall and roughly executed for wider release, “Leave Me Alone” could fit fests with an Asian bent.
Gay fashion designer Yiu Chu-man (Ekin Cheng) is reunited at the Hong Kong airport with his heterosexual twin brother, Yiu Chu-kit (also Cheng), who’s been living in Thailand. Financially challenged Chu-kit asks to borrow his brother’s car and Hong Kong driver’s license but then ends up in a coma after a traffic incident, hospitalized under the name Chu-man. Jane (Charlene Choi), Kit’s manipulative Thai g.f, then orders the real Chu-man to come to Bangkok and pose as his brother to get a bank loan. Meanwhile, Chu-kit recovers and has to deal with the affections of Chu-man’s lover, gay cop Ching-chung (Jan Lamb). Pic reaches fever pitch when comedic and action elements compete in a steeplechase for dominance; latter win by a nose. Straight-faced perfs are all enjoyable and relaxed.