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5th Annual HK Film Awards
• Nomination - Best Picture
• Nomination - Best Director (Tsui Hark)
• Nomination - Best Actress (Sylvia Chang)
• Nomination - Best Supporting Actress (Loletta Lee Lai-Chun)
• Nomination - Best New Artist (Loletta Lee Lai-Chun)
• Nomination - Best Editing (Chow Siu-Yam, Ng Kam-Wah)
• Nomination - Best Art Direction (Auyeung Hing-Yi)
• Nomination - Best Original Score (James Wong Jim)
• Nomination - Best Song ("Night Breeze", performed by Sally Yeh)

Chinese: 上海之夜
Year: 1984
Director: Tsui Hark
Writer: Raymond To Kwok-Wai, Szeto Cheuk-Hon, John Chan Koon-Chung
Cast: Sylvia Chang, Kenny Bee (Chung Chun-To), Sally Yeh (Yip Sin-Man), Tin Ching, Loletta Lee Lai-Chun, Shing Fui-On, Wu Feng, Manfred Wong, Patrick Lung Kong
The Skinny: Very entertaining comedy from Tsui Hark that's proven to be one of his most enjoyable, accomplished motion pictures.

by Kozo:

Tsui Hark directed this romantic and breezy look at Shanghai in the late forties. In 1937, poor violinist Kenny Bee meets showgirl Sylvia Chang under a bridge as they take shelter from bombings. Somehow, passion sparks their chance meeting and they vow to meet under that same bridge after the war is over.

Cut to the forties, and the two are now located in Shaghai once again. However, despite their best efforts, they keep missing each other all the time leading each to believe they will never find that one person they met under that Shanghai bridge. Complicating things is Sally Yeh, who forms the third part of the love triangle, and she’s so cute in this movie that you'll probably feel like slapping her. She comes to Shanghai to find her fortune, and proceeds to get between our two star-crossed lovers at the most inopportune of times.

This film is vintage Tsui Hark, featuring the same comedic style that pops up in Peking Opera Blues, and more recently Love in the Time of Twilight. Silly and wacky, but also highly entertaining and eminently enjoyable. This screwball comedy only seems to get better with age. (Kozo 1995/1996)

image courtesy of The Hong Kong Movie Database Copyright ©2002-2017 Ross Chen