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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
Kristy Yang ...
XiaoTing Li
Christopher Doyle ...
Jeremy
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ...
Yan
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Aunt Rosie
Yue Ding ...
George
Michelle Gabriel ...
Cabbage
Jane Choi ...
Yan's Friend at Barbeque
Gine Lui ...
Travel Agency Owner
Heather Traber ...
U.S. Immigration Officer
Len Berdick ...
U.S. Immigration Officer
Robin Gold ...
U.S. Immigration Officer
Bobby Yip ...
Pao's Thug
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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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"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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References Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) See more »

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Maggie Cheung's best work
7 October 1998 | by (Cambridge, Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic. Maggie Cheung, in what I consider her best work, is simply brilliant as the young Chinese woman who emigrates to Hong Kong in search of a better life. While it is a classic love story, Peter Chan has done a fantastic job of making it extremely fresh and captivating. The script is very well-written, and the rest of the cast and crew perform admirably. But it is Maggie who steals the show, and for this role she deservedly won Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.


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