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Rouge (1987)

Yim ji kau (original title)
Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Kwan

Writers:

Kang Chien Chiu (as Tai An-Ping Chiu), Pik Wah Lee (novel) (as Lillian Lee) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anita Mui ... Fleur
Leslie Cheung ... Chan Chen-Pang
Alex Man ... Yuen-Ting
Emily Chu ... Ah Chor
Irene Wan ... Shu-Hsien
Sin Hung Tam ... Chen-Pang's Mother
Yue Wong ... Ho Hsi
Chia Yung Liu ... Movie Director
Kara Wai ... Actress Portraying Ghost
Yin Tse ... Brothel Patron
Pa-Ching Huang Pa-Ching Huang ... Fortune Teller
Ruby Wong ... Courtesan
Ching Wai Ching Wai ... Boss of Antique Shop
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Fleur is the blue angel in one of Hong Kong's "flower houses" - bordellos and night clubs of the 1930's. A detached and beautiful performer, she falls in love with Twelfth Master Chan, heir to a chain of pharmacies. They agree to a suicide pact. Jump ahead 50 years to modern Hong Kong: Fleur's ghost appears in Yuen's newspaper office, wanting to place an ad to find Chan, who never arrived in the afterlife. Yuen, and his equally bewildered girl friend, An Chor, are captivated by Fleur and her story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

7 January 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Rouge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This is first and only collaboration between Jackie Chan and Leslie Cheung. See more »

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for Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung fans
28 January 2004 | by DanStarkeySee all my reviews

One of those slow, lugubrious films that nevertheless holds your interest if you are intrigued by the stars. And in this case the stars are two all-time greats of Hong Kong cinema, Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui. Cheung's complex performance as Mui's lover, simultaneously devoted and ambivalent, is nuanced by the knowledge of his real-life homosexuality. Throughout the film, the camera returns to focus on Mui's face; she holds one's interest through her ability to convey her inner thoughts through an amazing range of facial expressions.

This complicated love story is now made more poignant by the real life fact that both actors died young, in 2003 - Cheung by suicide and Mui by cancer. Recommended for romantics, film buffs, and devotees of Cheung and Mui.


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