7.2/10
755
7 user 5 critic

July Rhapsody (2002)

Nam yan sei sap (original title)
Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a student, Choy-Nam, falls in love with him. For dealing with a relationship with Mr. Seng, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Ann Hui

Writer:

Ivy Ho
Reviews
10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Yan zhi kou (1987)
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kwan
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man
Boat People (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones".

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: George Lam, Cora Miao, Season Ma
Nu ren si shi (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Suns are a typical Hong Kong family: May, forty something, works for a trading company; her husband, Bing, works as a low-grade civil servant, and Allen, their teenage son, is still at ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Josephine Siao, Kar-Ying Law, Allen Ting
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

"The Way We Are" tells the story of a hardworking, widowed, single mother (Mrs. Cheung) and her teenage son (Ka-on) living in the troubled housing estate of Tinshuiwai, a suburb regularly featured in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Hee Ching Paw, Chun-lung Leung, Cheuk Man Au
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A typical everyday HK movie fan Wing idolizes the beautiful female singer Rose and her producer Sam as the fairy tale couple. By chance she posed as an amateur male singer and moves in with... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Chi Lee
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Carina Lau, Anita Yuen
Tou ze (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Andy Lau, Deannie Ip, Hailu Qin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

After the Sino-Japanese War, Kwei Dz, one of the family members of Japanese soldiers accepted a Chinese officer's proposal and remained in China. Later they had a daughter named Ann. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Maggie Cheung, Siu-Kwong Chung, Tan Lang Jachi Tian
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1930s Shanghai, a young office girl falls in love with a factory worker in the same company.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Leon Lai, Chien-Lien Wu, Anita Mui
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

Director: Mabel Cheung
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Danny Bak-Keung Chan
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This is the story of Yan, a young woman haunted by fleeting images of what she believes to be dead people. Told that it is all in her mind by her psychologist Jim, Yan still cannot find any... See full summary »

Director: Chi-Leung Law
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Kar Yan Lam, Maggie Poon
Yuen fan (1984)
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lesile is a young guy that uses the MTR everyday, and one day, he sees a beautiful lady (Maggie Cheung) on the train and likes her immediately. On the other hand, he also knows a tomboy (... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Starts at the end of the story, with the brutal murder by a man of his wife and daughters. Hui gradually unmasks the idyll of the peaceful family and that of Hong Kong as the promised land for gold seekers.

Director: Ann Hui
Stars: Simon Yam, Jingchu Zhang, Ariel Hiu-Man Chan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jacky Cheung ... Lam Yiu-Kwok
Anita Mui ... Lam Man-Ching
Kar Yan Lam ... Choy-Lam
Eric Kot ... Wong Yui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cara Chu Cara Chu
Tin-Lung Koo Tin-Lung Koo ... Yiu-Kwok's old classmate (as Tin-nung Ku)
Simon Lee Simon Lee ... Kwok's alumnus
Yiu-Tong Lee Yiu-Tong Lee ... Teacher
Tin Leung ... Principal Leung
Shaun Tam ... Lam On-yin
Tsung-Hua To ... Mr. Sheng
Courtney Wu ... Father
Edit

Storyline

Yiu-Kwok is a high school teacher, having a perfect family. Good times don't last long, when a student, Choy-Nam, falls in love with him. For dealing with a relationship with Mr. Seng, a beloved teacher of the couple, his wife Man-Ching requests a leave for a month. A midlife crisis mixing with pressure sends him into an emotional tailspin. Everything seems to lead him towards Choy-Nam, the forbidden fruit. History seems to repeat itself. Written by Anon

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 March 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

July Rhapsody See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmko Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Anita Mui's final film appearance. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Takes An Old Premise And Makes It New
21 September 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This story of a teacher who has a relationship with a student is told in a subtle manner, something which sets it apart from most films with this plot. Mr. Lam (Jacky Cheung) has a relationship with Choy (Karena Lam, who was also so good in "Koma") in what at first appears to be an inexplicable situation. He is married for 20 years to Ching (the great Anita Mui, in her last role before she was cruelly taken from us), and it appears to be a loving relationship. When Ching offers to care for hers and Mr. Lam's former teacher, Choy and Mr. Lam have the opportunity to be together. What makes the film so good is director Ann Hui's pacing. It takes a while to uncover the secrets of the Lamsm and it all makes sense. The movie is very dramatic and touching. You don't feel any repulsion about the teacher/student situation, something that elevates this film above many with the same plot. It is slow moving, but stay with it. Also, revel in Ms. Mui's wonderful, unglamorous but beautiful performance. She was and is someone truly special and in this film you fall in love with her one last time. It is worth the time to witness and just be there with her.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed