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Needing You... (2000)

Goo nam gwa lui (original title)
Wah and Kinki both working at a computer company. Both of them are not getting on very well initially, but friendship develops into romance when they get to know each other after a while.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Cindy Tang (story), Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Andy Cheung / The Cupid Express
Sammi Cheng ... Kinki Kwok
Fiona Leung Fiona Leung ... Fiona Yu
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Roger Young (as Raymond Wong)
Shiu Hung Hui ... Ronald (as Hui Siu Hung)
Florence Kwok Florence Kwok ... Kitty
Suet Lam ... Martin (as Lam Suet)
Kenny Kung Kenny Kung
Sylvia Lai ... Roger's Mother
Gabriel Harrison Gabriel Harrison ... Dan (as Hoi Chun Kit)
Andy Tse ... Mr. Ko
May Fu May Fu
Englie Kwok Englie Kwok
Vanessa Chu Vanessa Chu ... Kinki's Sister
Terence Lam Terence Lam
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Storyline

Wah and Kinki both working at the same department of a computer company. Both of them are not getting on very well initially, but friendship develops when they get to know each other after a while. When Wah starts to realize his emergent fondness for Kinki, his ex-girlfriend reappears and plans to gain back his affection. In addition, he notices that his ex-girlfriend arranges a guy to pair up with Kinki. At the same time, his supervisor would like to lay him off at work... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The scene in which Andy Cheung hops on a black motorcycle contains a musical score by Lowell Lo, which is used in the films All About Ah-Long (1989) (All About Ah Long) and The Big Heat (1988) (The Big Heat). Both films were also directed by Johnnie To. See more »

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Featured in Boundless (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

GAN QING XIAN SANG
(Needing You...Theme)
Composed by Cacine Wong
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Sammi Cheng
Arranged by Tsang-Hei Chiu & Paul Lin
Chorus by Olivia Chow
Produced by Tsang-Hei Chiu
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Charming feel good comedy.
22 October 2000 | by yangshouwenSee all my reviews

Another success for the guys at Milkyway. Further testament that Hong Kong still produces great films which needn't involve gangsters and crime, and violence, but can produce quirky little gems like this. Although Andy Lau changes very little from role to role, playing himself mainly, he is likeable, and when you see the "moment of romance" joke you'll realise that Hong Kong can produce subtle comedies which surprise and make you smile without over sentiment.Yep, Andy is willing to make a fool of himself, and that is the joy of him in this film, he has little to say but you see his tranformation and realisation. Sammi, she's likeable but seldom talks maturely, and is more childish in delivery of her lines, but I would think that was the intentions, to make her seem cute, and she is. Yes I like this film, although less of a languishing film by Johnnie To, like "THe Mission", it proves that as long as there is talent like of the same ilk as Johnnie and his merry band, Hong Kong can look a lot more rosy for it. If you like Ally McBeal, you'll like this.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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