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Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)
"Tian mi mi" (original title)

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Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship ... See full summary »

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Pao Au-Yeung
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U.S. Immigration Officer
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Yue Ding
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English Teacher
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Yeung Ting
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Aunt Rosie
Kristy Yang ...
XiaoTing Li
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Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem meant for each other they somehow keep missing out. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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hong kong | love | first love

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"Tian Mimi" is also the name of the song played throughout the film sung by Teresa Teng. The literal translation is "Sweet Honey" but figuratively, it means a good, warm, loving, close relationship. See more »

Goofs

It is wrong for XiaoJun Li, a mainlander to refer to his not-yet-married girlfriend XiaoTing as "AiRen" which means "wife" to Mainland Chinese (at least at the time of the movie) but means "lover" to HK and Taiwan Chinese. See more »

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An every-day subject wonderful packed up
27 December 1998 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

The film deals with an every-day subject that lots of films have dealt with so far: boy meets girl. So many people might tend to say "It's always the same with that kind of stories", but in this case they are wrong. This film is simply lovely. Everything is there. The rough meeting, the soft touch, the first realization, the despair in the rain, the slight hope, the fate's sign and finally the supernatural power of emotions. All this with Hongkong and New York - two of the most exciting cities in the world - as background and casted with the outstanding actress Maggie Cheung who I'd love to see more often in the cinema.

There might be bigger love stories, but for those two hours you watch this film the most beautiful love story comes from Hongkong.


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