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Ban zhi yan (1999)

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 1999 (Taiwan)
Pao Ge returns to Hong Kong after hiding out in Brazil to search for a girl he had a brief encounter with just to remember her face before his memory fades.

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Credited cast:
... Roy 'Mountain Leopard'
... Smokey
... Ah Nam
... Policewoman
... Third Sister
... Brother Chai
... Young Roy
... Young Nine Dragons
... Smokey's Mother
Jo Kuk ... Dee Dee
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Nine Dragons (as Wai-Man Chan)
Wei Tung ... Assassin (flashback)
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Roy comes back to Hong Kong after spending 30 years in Brazil. Despite having Alzheimer's, he holds a half smoked cigarette in his pack because it was a memento from the girl he loved. Upon arrival, he meets a rascal named Smokey, who is trying to find out who his father is and is always videotaping a policewoman, with who he has an infatuation for. The two form a lasting friendship as they try to help each other out in their quests. Written by Ninja01

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Great film
26 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I thought Metade Fumaca (Portuguese - meaning "Half Smoked") was a great drama from HK. Eric Tsang and Nicholas Tse gave the performances of their careers as former Triad member Mountain Leopard and rascal Smokey. The story was an odd one but it had some symbolism. Mountain Leopard carries a half-smoked cigarette as a memento from a long lost love. Even Stephen Fung gave out a great performance as the young Mountain Leopard (in flashback mode). This movie is worth seeing: great story, great camerawork, and great performances.


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