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Sau sun nam nui (2001)

A depressed, obese woman tries to lose weight in order to win back her ex-boyfriend with the help of a fellow Hong Konger whom she met in Japan.

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(as Wai Ka Fai), (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
... Fatso
... Mini Mo
Rikiya Kurokawa ... Kurokawa
Asuka Higuchi ... Kudo
Tian-Lin Wang ... Fatso's Friend (as Wong Tin Lam)
... Bun Man (as Lam Suet)
Chi Ping Chang ... (as Cheung Chi Ping)
Wai Leung Hung ... Fatso's Friend (as Hung Wai Leung)
Mei Fan Wong ... (as Wong Mei Fan)
Ming Nam Po ... (as Po Ming Nam)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gam-Cheong Cheung
Keiji Sato
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Sammi Cheng plays Mimi Mo, a young exchange student to Japan who met and fell in love with a budding pianist, Kurokawa, played by Rikiya Kurokawa. Kurokawa eventually leaves to study music in the USA and returns to Japan as a famous musician. Meanwhile, Mimi has dealt with her depression by eating and weights over 300lbs and Kurokawa doesn't recognize her. Mimi eventually meets Fatty (Andy Lau) who helps her lose the weight so she can fulfill her promise of meeting Kurokawa made 10 years earlier. But then they fall in love..... Written by Aya

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Love on a Diet  »

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Goofs

During the scene outside on the street in which Fatty runs from Fatso and clings to a light pole, the back flap of her fat suit neck prosthetics has come out and is clearly visible above her shirt collar. As Andy Lau's Fatso chases her, he reaches out to try to hide it from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Fatso: This is the problem. How can she lose 200 pounds in six months?
Cocaine Ken: I know!
Fatso: Don't say drugs, Cocaine Ken.
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Referenced in My Big Love (2008) See more »

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Wei Ai Shou Yi Ci
Performed by Andy Lau
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very enjoyable HK film of 2001
6 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of the best films of 2001, a lighthearted comedy about a fat girl who is too ashamed of herself, therefore cannot see her old boyfriend. Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng play the two fat characters who try to lose weight.

Both of their performances were exceptional, and were quite enjoyable to watch. I would highly recommend this film to anyone who has any interest in foreign films. This one is well worth your time. I gave this 10/10 because this is one of the best I've seen from HK in a long time.


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