Comrades, Almost a Love Story

Comrades, Almost a Love Story

  • Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
  • Countries of origin: Hong Kong
  • Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
  • Release date: November 2, 1996
  • Sound mix: Mono
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Comrades: Almost a Love Story
  • "Almost a Love Story" is produced by UFO filmmaker Co., Ltd. Golden Harvest film produced romance by Peter Chan directed, Maggie Cheung, , Leon Lai Ming , Eric Tsang , Kristy Yang starring   .
    The film draws on the background of the era before Hong Kong's return to Hong Kong and the year after Teresa Teng's death. It tells the story of Li Xiaojun and Li Qiao, who came to Hong Kong from the Chinese mainland to discuss life in the early days of reform and opening up. Two lonely foreigners came to life in true love   .
    The film was released in Hong Kong, China on November 2, 1996. The restored version of the film was selected for the 70th Venice International Film Festival classic section   in 2013, and the restored version was released in Mainland China on February 13, 2015   .


    • Release date November 2, 1996
    • Filming locations Hong Kong
    • Production companies Golden Harvest Company, Golden Movies International, UFO

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    • By Saul 2022-05-12 21:01:13

      Yes, I love you more than heaven

      My roommate asked me why I liked "Sweet Honey", and I said "it's a feeling".
          When Li Qiao met Xiaojun for the first time, he was just a dumb boy, dressed in old-fashioned fashion, but he didn't know Cantonese, hummed popular songs from the mainland, and even brought McDonald's leaflets to write a letter.
          He might be a good friend with an ordinary face and a good heart. But nothing is like love.
          The origin and transition of love is an unsolved mystery. The mad woman in...

    • By Stanford 2022-05-12 20:47:12

      The plot of pale orchid and vanilla

      "Sweet Honey" is a lingering and moving work. The plot is as light as the orchid and vanilla, and the layout as light as the smoke of the smoke is a model of impeccable quality. But behind the fateful life of Liming and Maggie Cheung, another hidden love deduces lovesickness and a lifetime of infatuation. According to dialectics, Liming's aunt is a very tragic character when she appears. When a man has a hundred women, he is the emperor, but when a woman has a hundred men, she can only be one...

    • By Monserrate 2022-05-12 20:17:36

      Coming to Hong Kong is destiny, you should cherish it

      Li Qiao once said to Li Xiaojun, "The purpose of my coming to Hong Kong is not you, and the purpose of your coming to Hong Kong is not me." You guessed that after many years, the second half of the sentence that could not be said could actually be, "But I met you."

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      Rockets lost, there is no great sorrow and joy, it's really good We hold a little bit of hope, and we...

    • By Katelyn 2022-05-12 18:57:16

      I admit I'm "alternative"

      A long time ago, I heard about the "Classic Love" article "Sweet Honey". Before Valentine's Day, there will always be one or two entertainment TV programs to do special broadcasts - one of the must-see Valentine's Day movies, "Sweet Honey". . . . . . Finally finished it, but. . I don't like the love between Li Xiaojun and Li Qiao at all, although there are always so many people saying "true love" and "beautiful love". . Forehead. . . . Doubting that a man like Li Xiaojun would have something...

    • By Jettie 2022-05-12 17:17:16

      If you love, please love the sweetness

      Ten years ago, there was a director who made a "Sweet Honey". The title is very similar to a romantic movie, but the plot is cruel and sweet. Acquaintance is fate, and fellowship is blessing. Perhaps because of "sympathy for each other", two young people who came to Hong Kong to pursue their dreams finally fell in love. It was all so natural, like "two lonely people had a New Year's Eve dinner together". A lot of things have changed since that night. Xiaoting has become an increasingly...

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    • By Ransom 2022-05-12 23:58:51

      In 10 years, 5 loves and hard work in a foreign land have captured the taste of civilian epics in the vicissitudes of life. The only disadvantage is that there are a few coincidences (such as the end of the window looking at each other and the subway head-to-head meeting that forced the first loop), often with a vague sense of clichéd melodrama. It's great to wear slowly and quickly to undress. Teresa Teng's soft singing voice, her fascination with William Holden, and Brother Leopard's Mickey...

    • By Christiana 2022-05-12 19:54:05

      It's very touching that the love story is so sincere and...

    • By Antonio 2022-05-12 17:51:45

      Six years later, I finally understand. There is no right or wrong in love, there is only precedence, and the rest are...

    • By Alta 2022-05-12 17:32:14

      A poor and old aunt once dated a superstar and had a brilliant youth, a cynical foreigner fell in love with a Thai prostitute who was infected with AIDS and wanted to accompany her to spend her last life. The girlfriend who has been in love in different places for several years is no longer the right person in the blink of an eye. Only change is the only constant in life, but she will probably never forget Brother Leopard. She clearly saw through her absent-mindedness, but she took the...

    • By Trycia 2022-05-12 17:07:18

      After watching the best Hong Kong films, the beautiful love touched people, Maggie Cheung's last look at Liming was unforgettable. Hong Kong movies in the 90s are really nostalgic. I like Maggie Cheung very much. A generation of superstars has gone away with the Hong Kong film not falling in the public's field of vision. It's a...

    Movie plot

    On March 1, 1986, Li Xiaojun ( Leon Lai Ming ) bid farewell to his girlfriend Fang Xiaoting ( Kristy Yang ) and came to Hong Kong from Tianjin alone. His greatest ideal is to make money to get Xiao Ting to get married. In Hong Kong, he met Li Qiao ( Maggie Cheung ) who works at McDonald's , and the two lonely people finally became friends. By chance, they found that each other liked Teresa Teng's song very much. Until one day, they...
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    Creative background

    " The age of miracles " directed by Peter Chan failed at the box office, which resulted in UFO Filmmaker Production Co., Ltd. being sold to Golden Harvest Film Co., Ltd. Jiahe asked Peter Chan to shoot " Who's The Woman, Who's The Man ", but Peter Chan originally didn't want to shoot, so he asked them to shoot "Almost a Love Story" as a condition   .
    The title of the film was originally named "Big City Little Love" by the screenwriter...
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    Casting process

    In order to meet the background that the role in the film is a new immigrant from mainland China, Peter Chan originally matched Faye Wong and Leon Lai Ming. However, Faye Wong resigned without even reading the script. Later, he thought of looking for Maggie Cheung. Leon Lai Ming was chosen because Leon Lai Ming was born in Beijing, which fits the role setting. At the beginning, Li Qiao was designed as a girl who came to Hong Kong from...
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    Movie repair

    In 2013, our Production Co., Ltd. joined forces with Warner Bros. and invited the Italian film copy restoration company L'Immagine Ritrovata to repair the film copy of the film. During the restoration process, there was no reshooting or deletion of the footage, but Leon Lai Ming and Maggie Cheung did it. Re-dubbing. In September of the same year, the restored version of "Almost a Love Story" was screened in the "Classic" section of the...
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    Every character in "Almost a Love Story" emphasizes love and righteousness. Everyone faces their own situation, makes choices, and bears the consequences. The film is not just a love movie, it allows the audience to see the individual drifting in a foreign land, the ups and downs and choices in the changing times. But even more because of this, "Almost a Love Story" is another excellent love movie   . (The Paper Review)
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    Movie quotes

    • Operator: Page number, please?

      XiaoJun Li: 1986 please.

      Operator: Who's calling?

      XiaoJun Li: Li Xiao-jun. The message is... bye bye.

    • XiaoJun Li: Everyday was a new experience. If you were next to me, it would have been so much better.

    • XiaoJun Li: All I want is for you to live happily. I'm leaving tomorrow. I'm scared. It's the 1st time I fly. I've never been too gutsy. I dare not ask you to forgive me. We have been together all these years... we have walked all these paths... Xiao-ting, it broke my heart too.

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