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Design for Living (2015)

Hua li shang ban zu (original title)
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A musical set mainly in a corporate high-rise. Two assistants, Lee Xiang and Kat, start new jobs at the financial firm Jones & Sunn. Lee Xiang is an earnest young man who naively enters the... See full summary »

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Johnnie To

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Sylvia Chang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvia Chang ... Winnie Chang
Yun-Fat Chow ... Ho Chung Ping
Eason Chan ... David Wang
Wei Tang ... Sophie
Ziyi Wang ... Lee Xiang
Yueting Lang ... Kat Ho
Siu-Fai Cheung ... John Sun
Tien-Hsin ... Tang Kah-Ling
Stephanie Che ... Cheng Ben
Timmy Hung ... Howard Ye
Kin-Kwan Chu Kin-Kwan Chu ... Kevin Shen
Adrian Wong ... Tong Dong Mei
Catherine Chau ... Supervisor of Public Relations Dept.
Mimi Chi Yan Kung ... Ho Chung Ping's wife
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Lobby Security Guard
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A musical set mainly in a corporate high-rise. Two assistants, Lee Xiang and Kat, start new jobs at the financial firm Jones & Sunn. Lee Xiang is an earnest young man who naively enters the world of high finance with noble intentions. Kat on the other hand has a secret. Written by Mad Dog Down Time

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

2 September 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnnie To's Office See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,144, 20 September 2015

Gross USA:

$63,675

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,290,521
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2008. See more »

Soundtracks

He Bi Ne
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Eason Chan
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There are many helpless plots in the workplace. I really feel the same.
19 February 2019 | by yoggworkSee all my reviews

There are many helpless plots in the workplace. I really feel the same. The junior clerk at the bottom can't see the day to come. The exaggerated scenery is a failure, although it is to match the performance situation of singing and dancing. Perhaps the story will be more plain, more direct and more touching.


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