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The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999)
"Zhen xin hua" (original title)

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Sam, a Singapore guy who works in Hong Kong, falls in love with and opens up the wary character of Jane, a Hong Kong girl.



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Credited cast:
Jane / Ke Youzhen (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Peter Ho ...
Sam / Li Xiaoxin (Chinese pinyin transliteration)
Sam's mother
Kar Lok Chin ...
Jane's brother
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ...
Sam's father
Wei Wei ...
Jane's grandmother
James Lye ...
The man in the pet shop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yat Ning Chan
The man on the street
Audrey Mak
Deborah Sim ...
Bitchy ice-cream counter girl
Quinton Wong


Sam, a fresh graduate from Singapore, works as a journalist in Hong Kong to gain wider exposure in life. He chances upon Jane, a streetwise Hong Kong girl who captures his interest for a cover story. What started out as fascination develops into a heart-warming love story. Together, the two young lovers discover hope, happiness and the truth about love. Written by Raintree press release

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Everyone else tells lies. Only I tell the truth.


Comedy | Romance | Drama


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24 September 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zhen xin hua  »

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SGD 1,300,000 (estimated)


SGD 1,057,318 (Singapore) (20 August 1999)

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The movie took two months to film. See more »


Features Intimates (1997) See more »


Geng sui
Written by Dawn Lim and Ken Lim
Performed by Fann Wong
Courtesy of Hype Records and EMI Taiwan
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Rich and delicate love story
8 December 2002 | by (Mountain View, CA) – See all my reviews

I don't know much about Hong Kong movies, or just enough to know there's a lot of junk, but after two viewings I still feel that by any standards this is a truly good movie. The main attraction here is the center character of Jane, who embodies with great liveliness a fundamentally good girl strayed into a depraved life. The movie oscillates between light comedy and (especially towards the end)

powerful drama triggered by the girl's unshakable (or hardly so) addictions and bad habits; but ultimately it is a very refreshing, uplifting and tender love story.

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