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Moonlight Express (1999)

Sing yuet tung wa (original title)
A Japanese woman named Hitomi who lost her fiancé in a car crash meets a Chinese man named Karbo who looks exactly like him who himself is on the run from the police after being framed.

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Daniel Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leslie Cheung ... Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Takako Tokiwa Takako Tokiwa ... Hitomi Kawamura
Yuka Hoshino Yuka Hoshino ... Tomoko
Austin Wai ... Officer Ko (as Tin Chi Wai)
Kai Chi Liu ... Officer Tung
Jack Kao ... Gene
Michelle Yeoh ... Michelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po Chun Chan Po Chun Chan
Yuk-San Cheung ... Policeman
Fat-Ming Ho Fat-Ming Ho
Bak Ka-Sin Bak Ka-Sin ... Mahjong player
Rocky Lai ... Taxi Driver
Heung Kam Lee ... Tatsuya's landlady (as Lee Heung Kin)
Kim-Wing Lee Kim-Wing Lee
Sam Lee ... Mahjong player
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Storyline

Hitomi mourns day and night for the death of her fiancee Tachia in a fatal car crash. What a surprise in a visit to Hong Kong that she bumps into Bo, a local undercover cop who bears a strong resemblance of Tachia. With a twist of fate, Bo is in danger as he has been betrayed by a colleague. He flees to China with Hitomi. The two fugitives fall for each other in this life-and-death-journey. However, Hitomi's love over the late Tachia has been haunting and eroding her heart and soul constantly. She is too confused that she returns to Japan. Later, Bo is relieved to clear his own name, yet has been too miserably missing his love. He returns to the Victoria Peak where he and Hitomi once tried to overlook the fantastic night scenery of the Hong Kong harbour. There he finds... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Japanese | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 April 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonlight Express See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Karbo: What will you do if you see another man who looks like me?
Hitomi: I will ask him what his name is.
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Above average romantic thriller
25 September 2002 | by mc12000See all my reviews

The film begins in Japan where a man (Leslie Cheung) proposes to a woman (Takako Tokiwa). Unfortunately, the man dies in a tragic car accident and the girl is left very depressed. Unable to let go of the past, she decides to visit the man's home country (Hong Kong). During her visit to his HK offices, she bumps into an undercover cop who bears an uncanny resemblance to her boyfriend.

This film is basically a romance mixed in with a police story that is quite frankly filler material. Leslie Cheung plays a character (Sek Gar Bo) who has been driven into his work through grief at losing his girlfriend. Takako Tokiwa plays the female lead (Hitomi) who becomes immersed in Gar Bo's problems. There is a cameo appearance from Michelle Yeoh whose screen presence never ceases to amaze me. Her brief performance alone almost made the movie worth watching. Takako Tokiwa puts on a cute Cantonese accent, and with her charming eyes, she will no doubt keep Japanese girl fetishists smiling.


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