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Dot 2 Dot (2014)

Dim dui dim (original title)
A girl from Northern China, who comes to Hong Kong for teaching Putonghua, starts exploring the surrounding and history of her new city when she determines to find out the boy behind the ... See full summary »

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Amos Why

Writer:

Amos Why
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Cast

Credited cast:
Meng Ting Yi Meng Ting Yi ... Xiao Xue
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moses Chan ... Suet-chung Wong
Candy Cheung ... Sin-yi
Tze Chung Lam ... Fat Man (as Chi Chung Lam)
Tingyi Meng Tingyi Meng ... Xiao Xue
Susan Yam-Yam Shaw ... Headmaster
David Siu ... Daniel Wong
Amos Why Amos Why ... Policeman at Kennedy Town Station
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A girl from Northern China, who comes to Hong Kong for teaching Putonghua, starts exploring the surrounding and history of her new city when she determines to find out the boy behind the mysterious dot to dot graffiti outside every subway station. Written by AW

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dot | hong kong | See All (2) »

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A city of 7 millions people. Only 2 of them knows.

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Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

30 October 2014 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

HKD 2,300,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Amos Why's aunt died in the 1972 Daimaru department store gas explosion, which is referred to in the film. See more »

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Dot 2 Dot - a film about 2 outsiders in present day Hong Kong
22 November 2017 | by simonize850See all my reviews

Dim dui dim aka Dot 2 Dot is a quiet intimate look at the lives of two outsiders - one from mainland China, and the other, has lived much of his life in Canada. He is highly educated and possesses an enviable work record; and he is handsome, and so he quickly catches the eye of one of his staff. She is a language teacher but as her principal notes, never smiles, at least in her classes, nor does she mix socially with the staff.

Their lives become intertwined as she begins to research and ultimately solve the dot diagrams that he created before leaving HK. As such the film took me places I knew - subway stations, various districts - came to see in a new light.

The script fleshes out some of the supporting characters, who make a good impression, and I got myself geared up to see what Round 3 would bring about.

A very attractive couple, but lacking in old fashioned social skills, though we come to understand why She is so insular, and why He lives in the past.

I saw this film on a Vancouver multi-cultural television station; in a 2 hour time slot, its 90 minute running time meant a lot of commercials!


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