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Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles.

Director:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan (as Peter Chan)

Writer:

Ivy Ho
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Cheung ... Qiao Li
Leon Lai ... XiaoJun Li
Eric Tsang ... Pao Au-Yeung
Kristy Yeung ... XiaoTing Li
Christopher Doyle ... Jeremy
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Yan
Irene Tsu ... Aunt Rosie
Yu Ting Yu Ting ... George (as Yue Ding)
Michelle Gabriel Michelle Gabriel ... Cabbage
Jane Choi Jane Choi ... Yan's Friend at Barbeque
Gine Lui Gine Lui ... Travel Agency Owner
Heather Traber Heather Traber ... U.S. Immigration Officer
Len Berdick Len Berdick ... U.S. Immigration Officer
Robin Gold Robin Gold ... U.S. Immigration Officer
Bobby Yip ... Pao's Thug
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Storyline

Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship turns into love, problems develop, and although they seem meant for each other they somehow keep missing out. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

2 November 1996 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Comrades: Almost a Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Tian Mimi" is also the name of the song played throughout the film sung by Teresa Teng. The literal translation is "Sweet Honey" but figuratively, it means a good, warm, loving, close relationship. See more »

Goofs

It is wrong for XiaoJun Li, a mainlander to refer to his not-yet-married girlfriend XiaoTing as "AiRen" which means "wife" to Mainland Chinese (at least at the time of the movie) but means "lover" to HK and Taiwan Chinese. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Eva & Adam: En kille som har allt (2000) See more »

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An every-day subject wonderful packed up
27 December 1998 | by Mike-69See all my reviews

The film deals with an every-day subject that lots of films have dealt with so far: boy meets girl. So many people might tend to say "It's always the same with that kind of stories", but in this case they are wrong. This film is simply lovely. Everything is there. The rough meeting, the soft touch, the first realization, the despair in the rain, the slight hope, the fate's sign and finally the supernatural power of emotions. All this with Hongkong and New York - two of the most exciting cities in the world - as background and casted with the outstanding actress Maggie Cheung who I'd love to see more often in the cinema.

There might be bigger love stories, but for those two hours you watch this film the most beautiful love story comes from Hongkong.


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