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Wu yen (2001)
"Chung mo yim" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chung Wu Yen
Emperor Qi / Ancestor Huan
Ho-Yin Wong ...
Rebel Wu Tsi (as Raymond Wong)
Cecilia Cheung ...
Yinchun / Fairy Enchantress
Suet Lam ...
Prime Minister An (as Lam Suet)
Tin Sang Lung ...
Court Historian (as Lung Tin Sang)
Wai Leung Hung ...
Court Advisor (as Hung Wai Leung)
Ka Sang Cheung ...
General Tien (as Cheng Ka Seng)
Shiu Hung Hui ...
Emperor of Chu (as Hui Siu Hung)
Wai Ai ...
Emperor of Yen (as Al Wai)
Wong Chun ...
Emperor of Qin (as Chun Wong)
Joe Cheng ...
An Emperor
Chi Ping Cheung ...
(as Cheung Chi Ping)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
Earth God (as Wong Tin Lam)
Man-Wai Wong ...
Earth God (as Bonnie Wong)


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gender bender


Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

18 January 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Wu yen  »

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SGD 300,000 (Singapore)

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Emperor from another kingdom: Don't think we won't slap you silly.
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Spoofs Gladiator (2000) See more »


Feeling Alone
Performed by Sammi Cheng
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Humourous light entertainment
11 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

A classic story is retold and the result is at once delightful and hilarious. Reliable veteran actress Anita Mui plays the king of the Qi kingdom in a gender bender and revels in her role in providing most of the comic moments in the movie. Sammi Cheng plays the female warrior Chung Wu Yen, who is bound by destiny to fall in love with the king. Cecelia Cheung plays a fox spirit who is in love with both Wu Yen and the king, depending on which gender it takes when it is in human form. At the start of the movie, the fox spirit puts a curse on Wu Yen that causes her to be ugly as long as she is in love with the king. Wu Yen thus falls out of favour with the lusty king, who takes to the female form of the fox spirit. However, each time the king gets into trouble with other kingdoms, he goes to Wu Yen begging her to use her superior martial arts and military tactics to save him. It is absolutely brilliant of the plot that due to various circumstances, each of these three female leads play both the male and female roles through the course of the movie. Like many Hongkong period comedies, this one has plenty of modern day objects thrown in to hilarious effect. The king's four advisers provide plenty of comic relief as well, making the movie a bubbly affair. At times this movie is even slightly touching as it explores the ideas of love, loyalty and beauty in a couple of poignant moments. Anita Mui proves once again her natural prowess at doing comedy, while Sammi Cheng and Cecelia Cheung put in more than credible performances. This movie might be a bit long but it never ceases to entertain. At least 3 and a half stars out of five.

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