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Rouge (1987)

Yim ji kau (original title)
Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Kwan

Writers:

Kang Chien Chiu (as Tai An-Ping Chiu), Pik Wah Lee (novel) (as Lillian Lee) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anita Mui ... Fleur
Leslie Cheung ... Chan Chen-Pang
Alex Man ... Yuen-Ting
Emily Chu ... Ah Chor
Irene Wan ... Shu-Hsien
Sin Hung Tam ... Chen-Pang's Mother
Yue Wong ... Ho Hsi
Chia Yung Liu ... Movie Director
Kara Wai ... Actress Portraying Ghost
Yin Tse ... Brothel Patron
Pa-Ching Huang Pa-Ching Huang ... Fortune Teller
Ruby Wong ... Courtesan
Ching Wai Ching Wai ... Boss of Antique Shop
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Storyline

Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir to a chain of pharmacies. They agree to a suicide pact. Jump ahead 50 years to modern Hong Kong: Fleur's ghost appears in Yuen's newspaper office, wanting to place an ad to find Chan, who never arrived in the afterlife. Yuen, and his equally bewildered girl friend, An Chor, are captivated by Fleur and her story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

7 January 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Actress Anita Mui personally recommended Leslie Cheung to cast this film. See more »

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A Gem
26 October 1998 | by JB-8See all my reviews

This is a film which is enthralling and gripping from beginning to end. It centers around two lovers from the "wrong sides of the tracks." Leslie Cheung is in love with a high class whore played exquisetely by Anita Mui (as Fleur - or "Flower" in English). Since society was against them being together, Anita poisoned them both but only she died. Her ghost spends the rest of the film (involved with a touching and oftimes comedic sidestory about a reporter and his girlfriend) in search of him. It is beautifully shot throughout. It really reminds one of the "one who got away" so to speak. A definite recommendation.


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