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Felix Chong (written by)
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21 December 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Andy Lau ... Namson Lau
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Kam (as Sandra Ng)

Anita Mui ... Tina Cheung
Ka Tung Lam ... Faye Wong (as Lam Ka Tung)
Cherrie Ying ... June (as Cherrie Yin)
Ronald Cheng ... Yip Wai Shih
Halina Tam ... Kam's housemate
Belinda Hamnett ... Kam's housemate
Shirley Huang ... Shirley
Chi Chung Lam ... Fatty (as Lam Tze Chung)
Suzanne Chung ... Mrs. Yip
Stephanie Chan

Edison Chen ... Jimmy Cheung
Esther Koo
Maggie Leung
Shu-Wing Ho
Ray Pang ... Man at ATM (as Pang Wai Lap)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man Yeung

Directed by
Wai-keung Lau  (as Andrew Lau)
 
Writing credits
Felix Chong (written by)

Produced by
Emily Chan .... administrative producer
Ellen Chang .... production executive
Andy Lau .... producer
Shirley Lau .... executive producer
Wai-keung Lau .... producer (as Andrew Lau)
Alan Mak .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jacky Chan 
Marco Wan  (as Macro Wan)
 
Cinematography by
Chiu-Lam Ko (director of photography) (as Ko Chiu Lam)
Wai-keung Lau (director of photography) (as Andrew Lau)
 
Film Editing by
Curran Pang 
Danny Pang  (as Pang Fat)
 
Art Direction by
Kwok-wing Chong  (as Joel Chong)
 
Costume Design by
Pik Kwan Lee  (as Lee Pik Kwan)
 
Makeup Department
Fung-Yin Cheng .... makeup artist (as Cheng Fung Yin)
Yu Lai Cheng .... makeup artist (as Cheng Yu Lai)
 
Production Management
Tang Wai But .... production manager
Chun Hung Si .... unit manager (as Si Chun Hung)
Kannex Wong .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ka-kit Cheung .... assistant director (as Jeff Cheung)
Eddy Yeung .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Wing Kei Au .... property master (as Au Wing Kei)
 
Sound Department
Dacky Chan .... dialogue recordist (as Dacky Chan Tim Keung)
Steve Chan .... sound
Adrian John Doran .... dialogue editor (as Adrian J. Dorab)
Adrian John Doran .... dialogue recordist (as Adrian J. Dorab)
Wai Hung Kwong .... foley artist (as Kwong Wai Hung)
Burnard To .... dialogue recordist (as Davy To Burnard)
Burnard To .... foley recordist (as Davy To Burnard)
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer (as Tsang Kinson)
Kinson Tsang .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tsang Kinson)
Tse Kin Wong .... foley recordist (as Wong Tsz Kin)
Chun Hin Yiu .... dialogue recordist (as Yiu Chun Hin)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... sound re-recording mixer (as George Lee Yiu Keung)
Ting Yip Yuen .... dialogue editor (as Yuen Ting Yip)
 
Visual Effects by
Eddy Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kam-Chuen Chan .... still photographer (as Chan Kam Chuen)
Sing Chan .... lighting assistant (as Chan Sing)
Tin Yan Wu .... gaffer (as Wu Tin Yan)
Chun-Wah Yuen .... focus puller (as Yuen Chun Wah)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yun Mei Man .... wardrobe (as Man Yun Mei)
 
Other crew
Sap Sam Chan .... creative director (as Thirteen Chan)
John Chong .... presenter
Joe Ha .... continuity
Shirley Huang .... choreographer
Sam Lung .... production assistant
Clement Mak .... presenter
Sunny Wong .... choreographer
Yung Lin Yeung .... tea lady (as Yeung Yung Lin)
 

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"Oi gwan yue mung" - Hong Kong (original title)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent cast, great story, beautiful piece of work., 26 July 2002
Author: sxoidmal from Minneapolis, MN, USA

This film is an excellent example of latter-day Hong Kong cinema. Emulating and expanding upon Western methods of cinematography and pace,'Dance of a Dream' really shows off what filmmakers can do in Hong Kong. The cast is stellar: Andy Lau is magnificent and charming, able to command the audience's breathless attention. The comedic/dramatic dynamo that is Anita Mui shines as she pursues a seemingly unattainable dream beset with obstacles at every turn, alternately compelling laughter and hot tears with accomplished skill. Sandra Ng serves as a foil to Anita's character, exemplifying the ethical dilemma brought to Andy's dance instructor. There's no fighting, no guns or explosions, just a lot of dancing in the form of highly imaginative dance sequences and hot-blooded competition.

A lowly waitress at a fancy restaurant, Anita Mui's as Tina is inflamed with desire to learn the high art of ballroom dancing, especially after seeing Andy Lau's Namson perform at a fancy dinner. Poor but proud, she finds a way to attend Namson's tutelage and befriends the ragtag class practicing with her. Kam (Sandra Ng) is an ivory tower princess who merely wants to learn to dance so she may better impress her high society acquaintances. Kam gains a sense of humor through contact with Tina and their interplay is truly charming - Wai Keung Lau shows a temperate, confident hand at directing during one of the funniest scenes in the movie, as Kam and Tina privately discuss their respective "endowments". Anyone else could've made this mawkish and cheap, but it plays itself out with control and grace and is funnier for it. Finally, Namson is faced with the dilemma of keeping his low-scale dance studio and sliding-scale clientele versus gaining a more elite downtown studio in a beautiful building, sure to attract wealthy new patrons but rendering it inaccessible to the students he's come to care for.

For all the occasional slapstick and simplified plot dichotomy, 'Dance of a Dream' is still a passionate, engaging, mature body of work, on par with 'Mack the Knife', 'La Brassiere', and 'Sausalito'. This is to HK cinema what 'Ghost in the Shell' was to anime - a direct-line descendent, the latest evolution, and a new standard.

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