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Love in a Puff (2010)
"Chi ming yu chun giu" (original title)

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Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ...
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Jimmy
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Singh Hartihan Bitto ...
Bitto
Yat Ning Chan ...
Isabel
Max Tat-Lun Cheung ...
Cherie's friend (as Tat-Lun Cheung)
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
Joseph
Matt Chow ...
Health Inspector
Queenie Chu ...
Yan
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Cashier at 7 / 11
Charmaine Fong ...
Patty
Vincent Kok ...
Tak
Jo Kuk ...
KK
June Lam ...
Brenda
Ying Kwan Lok ...
Cop in car park
Sharon Luk ...
Vivian
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Since 2007, the Hong Kong health authorities have implemented an anti-smoking law that bans people from smoking in all indoor areas, including offices, restaurants, bars, and karaoke lounges. Office smokers now have to take their cigarette breaks on the streets outside, which has led to groups of smokers from the same building bonding together in cliques known as "hot pot packs." In an alley packed with loudmouth co-workers spreading the daily gossip, Jimmy, a mild-mannered advertising executive, meets cosmetics salesgirl Cherie. An awkward flirtation ensues amidst their afternoon nicotine rush. As their mutual infatuation intensifies, the couple moves farther and farther away from the rest of the "hot pot pack" into their own private alley, where they have conversations of unexpected emotional depth. As smoke gets in their eyes, one thing leads to another Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Who knew something as cancer causing as smoking could lead to something so sweet and charming.
2 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Love in a Puff is a Hong Kong film about a boy and girl starring Miriam Yeung Chin Wah as Cherrie and Shawn Yue as Jimmy. Jimmy is the young 20 something, nonchalant, advertise pushing boy while Cherrie is the older 20 something, Sephora make up selling girl full of sass.

When Hong Kong starts to throw down the hammer on smoking, the areas in which people can smoke start to dwindle. Smoking areas become dens for these new outcasts as they huddle in cramped alley ways. With fire between their lips the smoking breaks offer an opportunity to swap ghost stories and catch up on the latest gossip. One day Cherrie mets Jimmy for the first time and as he lights her cigarette he the also lights the flame in her heart.

Aggressively she gets Jimmy attention by her seductive pushing and pulling. Yes, I'm into you, oh maybe I'm not. Yes, no, Yes, no, and on and on it goes because you know you like it.

The idea behind this film is extremely simple but it's the exquisite execution that's worth seeing. The director Ho-Cheung Pang masterfully directs his talented actors to show, not tell; to communicate through lies and body movement. It's not an easy thing to do to show the minute instances of attraction and jealously with just a way you say something.

The cinematography is great at capturing intimate moments between the two. However the constant shallow focus gets a little out of hand at times leaving some of the action out of focus. The music is also a very nice touch having a sort of floating sensation above the characters just like the smoke they exhale.

Love in a Puff is a well done romantic comedy, in the showing I was watching the audience was fully enchanted by the two love birds and laughed unreservedly at the jokes. It's definitely the perfect date movie for those wishing to inhale some laughs.

Who this film is not for:

-People who don't like subtitles

-People who take love too seriously


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