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Moonlight Express (1999)

Sing yuet tung wa (original title)
A Japanese woman named Hitomi who lost her fiancé in a car crash meets a Chinese man named Karbo who looks exactly like him who himself is on the run from the police after being framed.




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Credited cast:
Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Takako Tokiwa ...
Hitomi Kawamura
Yuka Hoshino ...
Austin Wai ...
Officer Ko (as Tin Chi Wai)
Officer Tung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po Chun Chan
Fat-Ming Ho
Bak Ka-Sin ...
Mahjong player
Rocky Lai ...
Taxi Driver
Tatsuya's landlady (as Lee Heung Kin)
Kim-Wing Lee
Sam Lee ...
Mahjong player
Yuen Lo


Hitomi mourns day and night for the death of her fiancee Tachia in a fatal car crash. What a surprise in a visit to Hong Kong that she bumps into Bo, a local undercover cop who bears a strong resemblance of Tachia. With a twist of fate, Bo is in danger as he has been betrayed by a colleague. He flees to China with Hitomi. The two fugitives fall for each other in this life-and-death-journey. However, Hitomi's love over the late Tachia has been haunting and eroding her heart and soul constantly. She is too confused that she returns to Japan. Later, Bo is relieved to clear his own name, yet has been too miserably missing his love. He returns to the Victoria Peak where he and Hitomi once tried to overlook the fantastic night scenery of the Hong Kong harbour. There he finds... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Moonlight Express  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tatsuya: What did you learn today?
Hitomi: Do you believe there's a... "lip?
Tatsuya: Not "lip" it's "God." "Do you believe there's a God."
Hitomi: I'm God.
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Above average romantic thriller
25 September 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The film begins in Japan where a man (Leslie Cheung) proposes to a woman (Takako Tokiwa). Unfortunately, the man dies in a tragic car accident and the girl is left very depressed. Unable to let go of the past, she decides to visit the man's home country (Hong Kong). During her visit to his HK offices, she bumps into an undercover cop who bears an uncanny resemblance to her boyfriend.

This film is basically a romance mixed in with a police story that is quite frankly filler material. Leslie Cheung plays a character (Sek Gar Bo) who has been driven into his work through grief at losing his girlfriend. Takako Tokiwa plays the female lead (Hitomi) who becomes immersed in Gar Bo's problems. There is a cameo appearance from Michelle Yeoh whose screen presence never ceases to amaze me. Her brief performance alone almost made the movie worth watching. Takako Tokiwa puts on a cute Cantonese accent, and with her charming eyes, she will no doubt keep Japanese girl fetishists smiling.

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