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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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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Needing You... See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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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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Quite disappointing...
18 November 2000 | by ajy1See all my reviews

This effort from Johnny To and his Milky Way cronies is unfortunately a huge step back for the company. While it can be admired that To (along with co-director Wai Ka Fai) is attempting a new genre, the romantic comedy, the cheap gags definitely threaten to bog down the entire picture. Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng star as Andy and Kinki, a pair of office drones in a company that somehow deals with computer chips. You can guess what happens next. The only saving grace here is Cheng's neurotic, charming performance. However, with Kinki's constant putdowns and desperate antics, this character makes Ally McBeal look like a model of feminist restraint. Lau takes his role a little too seriously and his temper tantrums threaten to turn this seemingly lightweight effort into something far more serious. A subplot about an Internet millionaire's affections for Kinki (which could've been nicely lampooned is instead squandered) never takes off. This is generally an unwatchable effort, which is hopefully only a temporary detour for Milky Way.


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