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 Ransom 2022-10-02 22:39:08

      Excuse me, where is the sweetness?

      Why is the film called "Sweet Honey"? Where does the whole film reflect the sweetness of love?

      Is it the lingering of two lonely people on a rainy night?
      Buying the same jewelry for two women, one for the fiancée and one for the lover?
      Was it the woman who was waiting at the pier on a rainy night and had left with another man?
      Or just kissing another woman on the street just after sending off your wife?

      Don't say it was the last two who went through hardships...

    • By Daija 2022-10-02 20:49:22

      It's Xiaojun and Xiaoting who poke me

      In the process of watching the movie, there is always a question in my mind: why has it changed? Xiaojun and Xiaoting are also in love, why did it change? Is it true that all relationships have such a fragile side, even between Xiaojun and Li Qiao. But in the end, why did their reunion move us so much, not Xiaojun and Xiaoting or Li Qiao and Leopard? Could it be that it is because Li Xiaojun and Li Qiao are the love and destiny of each other in this life? I don't like this answer. Because I...

    • By Kattie 2022-10-01 15:54:44

      almost a love story, almost...

      #ying# 1996 "Sweet Honey" "Comrades: Almost a Love Story" 7+1/10

      After watching "Sweet Honey" after nearly 20 years, I no longer feel worried, but understand the moment when we meet again in ten years The weight of the smile, understand the struggle behind this stubbornness, understand the last sweetness of this bitterness.

      Liming's acting skills are really in a hurry, and his pure kindness is interpreted as the appearance of damaged intelligence. If it is not handsome and...

    • By Betty 2022-09-29 08:39:13

      The fairy tale of the years

      I have always felt that I am not qualified to comment on this film, because I have not experienced the vicissitudes of life after the hardships of the years, I probably cannot truly feel the love that precipitated in the smiles of the hero and heroine in the film at the moment when they meet, but I am really moved. Well, for this, the wonderful ending. Those beautiful things are smiling to those who persevere and love the struggle of life, don't they?
      One day, I'm going to watch this movie...

    • By Tiara 2022-09-28 07:51:39

      If life is just like reunion

      I watched "Sweet Honey" again, and it was a rare revisit in the middle of the night just after New Year's Eve. Some music or movies that go deep into your life don't need constant review. They, like the light shining through the cracks in the tall windows of a church, bring heat not on people, but on their hearts. Even if it is so young, there is a little aroma of time left in the warmth.

      Li Qiao is from Guangzhou and Li Xiaojun is from Tianjin. Two people with dreams, walking...

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    • By Cassandra 2022-09-22 22:54:22

      Most romance films like to tell the story of the heroines who love scumbags, whether they are good at expressing love or not. Li Xiaojun's handling of marriage and love was a failure, and in the back, it felt like a MV. The two met but couldn't meet again. I really felt it under the soundtrack, but the foreshadowing in the early stage failed to impress me. Overall, this is a romance movie that I don't really like. In addition, this is a story about fate, wonderful...

    • By Mae 2022-08-19 14:01:27

      Maggie Cheung 18 years ago sang better than...

    • 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...

    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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    Evaluation action

    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.