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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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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)  »

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Anata ni mo ichido  »

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SGD 394,470 (Singapore) (29 October 1999)
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Romantic, but simply acted and with cheap effects
28 October 1999 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

The asian version of HEAVAN CAN WAIT, my favourite with Warren Beatty, moves Chinese teenagers to tears. Probably in scenes that make us Westerners rather laugh because of their simple and direct actors. Only Cecilia Cheung was convincing, the main protagonist Richie Ren, a popstar from Taiwan, a failure at least in the first part where he impersonated a blind man. After a fatal accident he is sent back to earth and tries to convince Cecilia of his love. Of course, there is a competitor ...


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