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Half Cigarette (1999)

Ban zhi yan (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | 1999 (Taiwan)
Pao Ge returns to Hong Kong after hiding out in Brazil to search for a girl he had a brief encounter with just to remember her face before his memory fades.

Director:

Kam-Hung Yip (as Riley Ip)

Writer:

Kam-Hung Yip (as Riley Ip)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eric Tsang ... Roy 'Mountain Leopard'
Nicholas Tse ... Smokey
Qi Shu ... Ah Nam
Kelly Chen ... Policewoman
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ... Third Sister
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong
Terence Yin ... Brother Chai
Stephen Fung ... Young Roy
Sam Lee ... Young Nine Dragons
Elaine Jin ... Smokey's Mother
Jo Kuk ... Dee Dee
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... Nine Dragons (as Wai-Man Chan)
Vincent Kok
Wei Tung ... Assassin (flashback)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tat-Ming Cheung
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Storyline

Roy comes back to Hong Kong after spending 30 years in Brazil. Despite having Alzheimer's, he holds a half smoked cigarette in his pack because it was a memento from the girl he loved. Upon arrival, he meets a rascal named Smokey, who is trying to find out who his father is and is always videotaping a policewoman, with who he has an infatuation for. The two form a lasting friendship as they try to help each other out in their quests. Written by Ninja01

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

1999 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Metade Fumaca See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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very underrated
27 June 2005 | by jadyte991See all my reviews

this film def. needs more exposure because of the great camera work and great acting. the story is subtle and action packed in different parts of the film and you will never forget several moments like the scene under the piano. each character has a special element to their persona, which adds more to this very under appreciated film. this was one of nicholas tse's first films, who is a HK "pop" star. although i sometimes doubt his acting abilities, i must say his performance in this film is extraordinary. also, the song he sang for the film fits perfectly with the feeling this film gives to his audience. eric tsang did his usual good job as a lackey who gets vindicated, and i thought the performances by sam lee and stephen fung were hilarious. don't like shu qi that much but her role is very symbolic more than important. this is a film not to be missed, so go on yesasia.com and buy it.


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