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A girl, driving her car, hits Trung Choi's car's side-mirror, and an altercation results. But, she becomes entangled with Trung, and begins to work in his restaurant. A dilemma looms as Trung's existing girlfriend now wants to marry him. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Tung-choi (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)

Sammi Cheng ... Siu-tong
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyper BB ... Tung-choi's sister
Man-Lei Chan ... Uncle Lui
Juanita Cheng
Niki Chow ... Mindy
Ping Ha ... Mrs Chuck
Fung Lee ... Tung-choi's mum (as Fung Li)
Joe Lee ... Camel
Sammy Leung ... Kelvin (as Sammy)
Alan Mak ... Officer Mak
Kenneth Tong
King-Man Yip ... Siu-tong's father (as King Man Ip)
Ben Yuen ... Hing

Directed by
Joe Ma 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yin Han Chow 
Oi Wah Lam 
Joe Ma 

Produced by
Carl Chang .... producer
Ivy Kong .... line producer (as Y.Y. Kong)
Thomas Leong .... associate producer
Keith Li .... line producer (as Pak Ling Li)
Ka Hee Wong .... associate producer (as Lawrence Wong)
Original Music by
Kin Law 
Cinematography by
Man Po Cheung 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Art Direction by
Denni Li 
Tan Ni Li 
Costume Design by
Ping Tong 
Makeup Department
Rachel Kong .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Wing-Lun Mak .... assistant director
Camera and Electrical Department
Chak-Shun Tang .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
"Tung gui mat yau" - Hong Kong (original title)
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102 min

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Just how does life turn out in the end...?, 26 March 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"Fighting For Love" ("Tung gui mat yau") is a very straight forward, albeit quite stereotypical, romantic comedy to come out of Hong Kong. Much like many of the other movies of the same genre that flooded the market in the early 2000 years.

That being said, then I am not saying that it is a bad thing. Far from it, because "Fighting For Love" is a great movie - despite its sappy predictability. Why? Well because it was so well played by Tony Leung and Sammi Cheng. They do have great chemistry together on the screen. I am a fan of Tony Leung, but can't really claim to be a particular fan of Sammi Cheng. But I will give her credit for this movie, because she pulled off a great performance here.

The story is about hardworking and charitable Tung-choi (played by Tony Leung) who runs a popular restaurant who runs into a hardworking and somewhat aloof woman by the name of Deborah (played by Sammi Cheng). Despite their obvious differences, there is a love blooming here, but Tung-choi finds himself torn between his new-found soul mate and his long-time celebrity girlfriend (played by Niki Chow).

If you have seen any of the romantic comedies that came out from the Hong Kong cinema during the early 2000 years, then you know what you will get here in this movie - as it is cut from the exact same mold. But despite this lack of inventiveness and creativity, then "Fighting For Love" does work out well enough and proves to be good entertainment.

There are some great moments throughout the story, and a couple of laughs here and there. And the most outstanding scenes were the ones when Tung-choi and Deborah was on the phone without speaking much, and the scene where they sat at the pool, drinking beer. I will stop here and not go into further details. Just sit down and watch the movie for yourselves.

If you enjoy romantic comedies and Hong Kong cinema, then "Fighting For Love" is straight up your alley. Plus it is recommended for fans of either Tony Leung or Sammi Cheng.

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