(out of 5)
Touching romantic triangle set against the backdrop of an ever-changing Hong Kong preparing for the Communist takeover. Jeremy Irons gives a brilliantly understated performance as a dying journalist who hasn’t gotten over his love for the beautiful Li Gong. Maggie Cheung is also marvelous as a street hustler with whom Irons finds himself getting deeply involved.
Canal+, NDF International, Pony Canyon, WW Productions Inc.
Directed by Wayne Wang
Cinematography by Vilko Filac
Music by Graeme Revell
Production Design by Chris Wong
Costume Design by Shirley Chan
Film Editing by Christopher Tellefsen
Toronto International Film Festival: 1997