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Lost in Time (2003)
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Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Min-Leung Chan ...
Aquarium boss
Wai-Man Chan ...
Cecilia Cheung ...
Paul Chun ...
Daichi Harashima ...
Lok Lok
Elena Kong ...
Siu Wai's Sister (as Mei Yee Kong)
Ah Man
Dai Fai
San-san Lee ...
Dai Fai's ex-wife
Jamie Luk
Maggie Siu
Edmond So ...
Eagle Tsang


Sui Wai lost her fiance Ah Man in a car accident. With the obligations of life sitting heavy on her shoulders, she lives on only to find herself confiding in her beloved through a phone call. Dai Fai. a mini-bus driver who witnessed Ah Man's death, is always there offering her attentive encouragement and support, yet he himself also lives in the shadow of his last relationship. When Siu Wai strives to face the future without the man she loves, Dai Fai finds himself steadily falling in love with her. Written by Anon

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20 November 2003 (Hong Kong)  »

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The Mini Bus that Siu Wai (Cecilia Cheung) drove in this movie was numbered DY1314. In Cantonese, the number symbolize "together forever". See more »

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Finally an awesome romantic drama.
23 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Put it like this, Lost in time is the best romantic drama to come out of Hong Kong since the movie endless love(C'est la vie mon Cherie). What is even better is that the director of that movie, also directed this beautiful movie.

Wai(Cheung)is waiting for her fiancée(Louis koo)who is a bus driver to come, unfortunately he meets with an accident, and eventually dies. Wai so shocked with his death, that she cannot even shed a tear. There is nothing she can do, with a son that her fiancée left behind, she has a handful of work to do. To provide support for herself, and supposedly her son, she goes in the bus service business that her fiancée was in. She has a hard time, but Fai a colleague of her fiancée helps her out, supports her and her son. Wai finds herself falling for him, but she is lost, in that should she forget about her fiancée and go for Wai, or she should just live with the good memories that she shared with her Fiancée.

Oh I so wish Hong Kong would come up with plots more like this, that is the biggest problem. They do not make so much original romantic drama's, they are just Triad/cop crazy. Director Yee showed that Hong Kong can indeed come out with great, emotional, romantic drama's, and Lost in time is the greatest example for sure. You can't help but just love the feel of this movie when you are watching, from the streets of Hong Kong, to the inner feelings of the characters.

Cecilia Cheung was just awesome, in looks, and acting. Her acting in this movie got her best actress award in the 23rd Hong Kong film award. Her character brought out a range of emotions, that were just great to watch. This is her best on screen performance since ever, 10 times better than her performance in her movies that came out after this movie, and wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than Fly me to Polaris. I say watch Fly me to Polaris first, hate her in that movie, then watch Lost in time and then love her, then you will get a good inner feeling out her. For Lau Ching Wan, I just loved seeing this guy in his serious acting mode, cause honestly his comedic acting is very tiresome. Very refreshing it was to watch him in this movie, his acting was very natural, and a character that you can both love and feel pity. The best performance he has put on screen since his other project with Yee which was Endless Love. Although Louis Koo played a very minor role in the movie, you can also like him for some reason. The performance in this movie, is what boasts this movie way higher.

Too bad there has been no other romantic drama as brilliant, and beautiful as Lost in time recently. Lost in time is not a supposed tear jerker like endless love, but lost in time has quite realistic emotions exploding out of the screen, that you can come to admire very much.

This is my favourite movie of all time out of any movies, either Hollywood, China, Korea, Japan, Lost in time is my favourite of all time period. For me it is going to quite hard for a movie to top Lost in time for me.

If I said that Lost in time is my favourite movie all time, that means that every single person reading this review should go and watch it, I don't care the way you get it either stealing, killing, or just buying or renting, go and WATCH IT!

11/10 Extremely beautiful movie to watch.

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