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Love in the Buff -- Jimmy and Cherie, two ex-lovers, cross paths in Beijing and can't seem to forget each other, despite being involved with someone else. Torn between fidelity or following their hearts, they explore the struggles, doubts, and fears.

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Director:
Writers:
Ho-Cheung Pang (based on characters created by)
Ho-Cheung Pang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 March 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Former lovers Jimmy and Cherie discover that getting over each other isn't as easy as they thought in this sequel to the romantic comedy Love in a Puff. | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Miriam Yeung Chin Wah ... Cherie

Shawn Yue ... Jimmy

Mi Yang ... You-you
Zheng Xu ... Sam
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lan An
Yat Ning Chan ... Isabel

Ekin Cheng ... Himself
Sui-man Chim ... Paul
Chi-Yeung Chow ... Horace (as Hinson Chow)
Charmaine Fong ... Patty

Lei Hao ... Teacher
Xiaoming Huang ... Ben
Vincent Kok ... Tak
Jo Kuk ... KK
June Lam ... Brenda
Wilfred Lau ... Cherie's brother
Nuo Ma ... Sisi (as Melissa Ma)
Ho-Cheung Pang
Wanting Qu
Roy Szeto ... Eunuch
Kristal Tin ... Olivia
Kwok Cheung Tsang (as Derek Tsang)
Chi-Man Wan
Taili Wang ... Tony
Yiqi Wei ... Korean girl (as Monica Wei)
Linda Wong ... Herself (Guest star)
So-Fun Wong ... Masseuse
Mia Yam ... Mandy Fung
Shaw Yin Yin ... Mrs. Yu
Ting Yuan ... Jojo
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Directed by
Ho-Cheung Pang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jody Luk  writer
Ho-Cheung Pang  based on characters created by
Ho-Cheung Pang  screenplay
Luk Yee-sum  screenplay

Produced by
Kenny Chan .... supervising producer
John Chong .... executive producer
Lorraine Ho .... associate producer
Subi Liang .... producer
Ho-Cheung Pang .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ngai Lun Wong 
Janet Yung 
 
Cinematography by
Jason Kwan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Wenders Li 
 
Production Design by
Lim Chung Man 
 
Art Direction by
Lok Lam Ho 
 
Costume Design by
Phoebe Wong 
 
Makeup Department
Miko Chu .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
On Lam .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cox Chong .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Lim Chung Man .... miniatures
Kim Kwong Wong .... props
 
Sound Department
Gerald Leung .... dialogue editor
Du-Che Tu .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Ip Pui Choi .... digital effects
Bart Wong .... main title design & animation
Bart Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yuk-chuen Cheung .... gaffer
 
Other crew
John Chong .... presenter
Dongming Shi .... presenter
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chun Kiu yi Chi Ming" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Love in a Puff 2" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
112 min | Hong Kong:111 min
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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Love in the Buff, 22 March 2012
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

The film begins with a story about death, much like the earlier film, but this time round you're probably attuned to Edmund Pang's signature style, with snippets like these easily becoming short films in their own right. It blended absurd comedy with solid dialogue, which is to become the hallmark of Love in the Puff/Buff, and many of Edmund's films. We learn that both Jimmy (Shawn Yue) and Cherie (Miriam Yeung) have moved in together and cohabiting in an apartment, but not everything's fine and dandy in a relationship that calls for much compromises, maturity, little niggling white lies here and there, fused with the director's keen observation of modern day society where a focus on one's career may have a detrimental effect in sucking the romance out of a relationship bone dry. Reality has set in, and it's not looking too good.

It's about time and quality spent with the significant other, and it pains to see the both of them drift, and part over time, nary saying much to each other when they once had some of the best communications and dialogues any couple can have. Their break up isn't very clean to begin with, where Jimmy goes over to Beijing to further his career, given an appraisal of the bountiful opportunities in China, with Cherie staying behind in Hong Kong, only for her company to find itself shutting down its doors for the larger (and cheaper to operate in to boot) China market, but she too given a chance to remain with the organization since she's of low threat to her boss, spelling out a relocation to Beijing as well.

Sure enough, their paths do meet in the most serendipitous of instances in the large capital city of China, but by then Jimmy has already moved on and is in a relationship with You-you (Mini Yang), an air stewardess much closer to Jimmy's age (don't forget that Cherie is many years older), and with physical assets that gets compared to in one of the most hilarious scenes in the film. One notices that the comedy in this film, and in the Love in a Puff/Buff series, is never slapstick, but boiled down to very strong language delivering its razor sharp wit, and of course, coarseness as well that only serves to reinforce the point that dubbing will only make all these moments woefully lost in translation.

While Jimmy's story arc in his relationship with You-you is great eye candy, especially since the latter has this effervescence demeanour and their hookup also based on a joke onboard a plane that served up another highlight, it's actually Cherie's story arc leading to a relationship of sorts with Sam (Xu Zheng) that proved to be more substantial and engaging instead, involving an observation about love in Beijing dealing with how singles get hooked up through family, who spend time scouring parks where parents of other singletons would advertise their own children's qualities, and appraisals done before the setting of blind dates. There's a point put across as well about the magnanimity of the Mainland Chinese in love and relationships, and how pragmatic their attitude can be as well, and this point will likely go down well with the Mainland audience, while doesn't come across as sucking it up because hey, we're all here to root for any sliver of possibility that our primary couple will break all deals and get together. After all, they still hold a candle for each other and constantly keep in touch through secret late night rendezvous or dirty weekend retreats behind their respective partner's back.

While it looks like a light hearted romp, it has plenty of heart put into the story, and those who have been through breakups will probably identify some takeaways that Love in the Buff points out well, with its exploration of themes like how one lover tends to exert an influence over the other whether subtly or otherwise, and how we deal with the implications of a messy and unclear breakup, where both Jimmy and Cherie obviously has pride, ego and longing in the way of calling it quits properly. And it's not all fun and laughter, since Pang Ho Cheung includes some heart-breaking moments but steering very clear of melodrama, which would have really ruined the treatment of the film.

A whole bevy of stars remain best to be unnamed to maintain the comical nature when they get introduced, from recognizable up and coming ones to those whom we have not seen for the longest time since bowing out of the limelight, bringing back plenty of memories especially for those amongst us who are of the couple's age and have grown up with the 80s and 90s pop culture. The end credits is wickedly hilarious, so don't leave the cinema just yet when the first credit starts to roll off, not only will you be treated to a short epilogue, but it continues to wryly poke fun at how we prefer our most embarrassing moments caught in digital records to be erased from the consciousness of all and sundry. Let's see how one of the actors wriggle out from this one indeed! It's probably only the half way mark now, but Love in the Buff made this trip worthwhile already. Highly recommended and a definite must watch for fans of Pang Ho Cheung and Love in a Puff. This is a more than worthy sequel as it gets a little bit more intimate with our favourite characters, and it powers its way into my top films of the year to date!

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