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Bishonen (1998)

Mei shao nian zhi lian (original title)
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The emotional travails of a handsome gigolo and a hunky cop, who are trying to come to terms with their sexuality.




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Cast overview:
Stephen Fung ... Jet
Daniel Wu ... Sam Fai
Qi Shu ... Kana
Terence Yin ... K.S.
Jason Tsang Jason Tsang ... Ah Chin
Kenneth Tsang ... Sam's Father
Chiao Chiao ... Sam's Mother
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Tsu (Boss)
James Wong ... J.P.
Joe Junior ... Gucci (Auntie)
Paul Fonoroff Paul Fonoroff
Michael Lam
Jim Lam Yim Jim Lam Yim ... (as Chim Lam Yim)
Man Ming Ma Man Ming Ma
Brigitte Lin ... The Narrator


Jet is the star gigolo in Hong Kong. Arrogant, sexy, everyone falls in love with him, but he falls in love with no one... until one day he meets Sam, the hunkiest policeman to ever pound a beat on Hollywood Road. From then on, Jet changes himself into somebody he is not: innocent, sweet, clean, pure. It's way of setting a trap to catch Sam. But unknowingly Jet falls into the trap himself. Things begin to get out of control when it turns out that Sam's past is part of Jet's present. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Drama | Romance


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Composer: Chris Babida
Lyricst: Yao Chien
Sung by: Coco Lee
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Not So Good
4 May 2007 | by lia00027See all my reviews

This Gay movie is not really good so I won't suggest any of you to watch it. The story seems lost and the plot is too blur to be understood you can get confused somehow if you don't really focus on this movie, however the actors already tried their best to do their best in this movie. I heard from my sister that the story is based from Japanese yaoi manga, but still why I think that the manga may be better than the movie. I watched this movie just because I was curious at Daniel and Stephen acted together as a gay couple and they looked younger compare to now and their acting skill is not as good as now. Again the ending is quite disappointment but they follow the original story so it's OK even though I really don't like it.

If you curious of this movie you can try to look a fan made music video of "Bishonen" in youtube.com.

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Release Date:

14 August 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,506, 11 April 1999

Gross USA:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Far Sun Film Co Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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