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Moonlight Express (1999)
"Sing yuet tung wa" (original title)

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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:
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Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Takako Tokiwa ...
Hitomi Kawamura
Yuka Hoshino ...
Tomoko
Austin Wai ...
Officer Ko (as Tin Chi Wai)
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Officer Tung
Jack Kao ...
Gene
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Michelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po Chun Chan
Fat-Ming Ho
Bak Ka-Sin ...
Mahjong player
Rocky Lai ...
Taxi Driver
Heung Kam Lee ...
Tatsuya's landlady (as Lee Heung Kin)
Kim-Wing Lee
Sam Lee ...
Mahjong player
Yuen Lo
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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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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.
[laughs]
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Nice bittersweet little love story
20 June 2000 | by (Washington Crossing, PA) – See all my reviews

This is, essentially, a love story. A young Japanese woman is about to marry a Japanese man who works in Hong Kong. He is killed on the eve of the wedding. She goes to Hong Kong and meets an undercover cop, Karbo, who looks just like the dead fiance. Fate then throws them together when he is framed for a crime.

For me, the highlight of this film is the cameo performance of Michelle Yeoh near the end of the film. She plays Karbo's former partner. Karbo had been engaged to her sister, who committed suicide years before.

Yeoh gives an amazingly subtle and nuanced performance. In five or so minutes on the screen, she creates a character of great depth with an established history. All with facial expressions -- not a word of exposition. In a way, her secondary little story becomes as powerfully moving as the main plot. Once again she proves herself one of the best actresses in film.


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