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On na ma dak lin na (1998)

Two young men fall for the woman staying upstairs when she practises J.S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena".

Director:

Chung Man Yee

Writer:

Ivy Ho
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Chan Kar-fu
Aaron Kwok ... Yau Muk-yan
Kelly Chen ... Mok Man-Yee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Kwong Cheung
Jacky Cheung ... Policeman (Guest star)
Leslie Cheung ... Editor (Guest star)
Kin-Shing Choi Kin-Shing Choi
Chun Chung Chun Chung
Van Da La Van Da La ... Insensitive mental patient
Joseph Henry Joseph Henry
Duone Dang Hinh Duone Dang Hinh ... Musician
Chun-Ming Ho Chun-Ming Ho ... Masked person B
Josie Ho ... Michelle
Yen Hoang Yen Hoang ... Nun
Yuet-Jan Hui Yuet-Jan Hui ... Masked person A (as Jojo Hui)
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Storyline

Scruffy but irresistibly attractive Yau Muk-yan, without a job or a place to live, moves in with sensitive, shy piano tuner Chan Kar-fu. Both are disturbed, then obsessed, by the amateurish piano playing of upstairs neighbour Mok Man-yee. Obsession turns to romance, and romance to fantasy. The film is structured in four "movements": two themes (Yau Muk-yan, Mok Man-yee), a duet (Yau Muk-yan & Mok Man-yee), and a set of variations (a wild fantasy of Chan Kar-fu in his new novel). Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 May 1998 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna Magdalena See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Something About Love
11 October 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This is the story of a piano tuner (Takeshi Kaneshiro-Chan Kar-fu) who meets Yan Muk-yan (Aaron Kwok) at a job. By sheer "luck", they meet again and Yan moves in with Chan. A beautiful young lady (Kelly Chen-Mok Man-yee) moves into the same building and both Chan and Yan fall in love with her. If this film was a comedy only about this, their misadventures trying to win Mok's heart, it would be fine because they are all appealing characters. However, this film goes far beyond that. The film is a meditation on love, being together and just a little lust. There are moments of great comic relief, as well as some tender scenes. The title of the film refers to Bach, Anna Magdalena being his wife. That means that the music in the film is wonderful, as the film pretty much is. The film has a tremendous heart, a pleasant departure from romantic comedies that struggle to make ninety minutes and add irrelevant scenes and characters. Everyone in the film is great, its a high water mark for romantic comedy. I highly recommend this film if you like romantic comedy, its definitely worthy of your time.


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