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Fly Me to Polaris (1999)
"Xing yuan" (original title)

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A man returns from a recent death to find his love, only to have her not recognise him and reject him.

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Onion / Cheuk (as Rickie Yam)
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A young man, blind and dumb, works as an audio tape typist in a hospital and fostering a tender and sincere relationship with a beautiful but introverted nurse. When hit by a car, he is the sixty billionth human being to die on earth, and is on transit to Polaris, en route to a yet more sophisticated form of existence in Vega. Given a reprieve of five days and a chance to be reunited with his love on earth, he cannot reveal his true identity behind the temporary facade he must present to her. Both boy and girl eventually learn, through a tangle of difficult and miraculous events, how love and good things always find ways of creeping into people's lives when people are not greedy and least expect these blessings. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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21 August 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Anata ni mo ichido  »

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SGD 394,470 (Singapore) (29 October 1999)
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A beautiful film about the expression of love.

This movie is a fine example of the amalgamation of Hollywood's hey-day and Chinese ideals. There is no sex, no foul language, the story is simple and beautiful, and full of Chinese values.

It follows a blind and dumb actor who dies, and is granted five days in which he can see, and speak, but no one will recognize him. The performance of the male lead is magical. His facial expressions and mannerisms light up the movie, and the female lead matches his enthusiasm perfectly. The music in the movie is superb, and launches the viewer into a place and time of beauty and substance.

Although the English subtitles are misspelled through most of the film, I (a native English speaker from America), and all the Chinese friends who were watching with me were moved to tears. I recommend it to anyone of any nationality.


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