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Happy Birthday (2007)

Sang yat fai lok (original title)
Rene Liu successfully delivers the complex role of Mi, who chooses to remain single rather than risking the slightest chance of being dumped. She loves her friend Nan (Louis Koo) more than... See full synopsis »

Director:

Jingle Ma

Writers:

Sylvia Chang (screenplay), Rene Liu (short story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Nam
Rene Liu ... Mi
Bowie Tsang ... Lam Wai
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ... Danny
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Macy Chan Macy Chan ... Teresa
Doris Lai-Yan Chow Doris Lai-Yan Chow
Richie Jen ... Richie (as Richie Ren)
Yuya Kudo Yuya Kudo ... Takashi
Amy Kwok Amy Kwok ... Mi (voice)
Sonija Kwok ... Yan
Chi-Wai Lai Chi-Wai Lai ... Family Bodyguard
Suet Lam ... Medical Worker
Qinqin Li ... Nam's sister
Yuen-Ching Man Yuen-Ching Man ... (as Yuen-Dang Man)
Carl Ng ... Cheng
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Storyline

Rene Liu successfully delivers the complex role of Mi, who chooses to remain single rather than risking the slightest chance of being dumped. She loves her friend Nan (Louis Koo) more than anyone, yet she asks him to be her best friend instead of boyfriend. For ten years, he wishes her a happy birthday no matter how far they are geographically apart or who they are with. However, this year his greeting arrives 42 hours late...

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Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

16 January 2007 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Birthday See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,859,094
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Rene Liu and her best friend Bowie Tsang catch a film in a cinema, the film that they are watching stars Eric Tsang, the real-life father of Bowie Tsang. Eric Tsang is in fact the producer of Happy Birthday (2007). See more »

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Happy Birthday
Music by Fai Young Chan
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Rene Liu
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Adam's Rib
16 February 2007 | by hudiefannySee all my reviews

It's a long heard story that the first woman Eve are made of a rib of the first man Adam so that the matches of ribs and Adams are going on and on for centuries outside Eden on earth. Happiness is almost guaranteed if finding the right rib; and the hell of encounters and breakups would keep haunting over if wrong matches are made. People come and go. Some do stay for a while but will leave anyway in the end, except the one and only individual.

However, will happiness finally arrive if you are lucky enough to meet your right rib or Adam? Take Xiao Mi and Xiao Nan in the movie Happy Birthday as an example. We're not suppose to blame Xiao Mi for missing her really Mr. Right. She did nothing wrong. She was just not sure, like you, like me, like everyone of the world. True love requires trust, but what if trust turns out to be a mistake. It's an eternal regret that Xiao Mi lost Xiao Nan forever. She'd better be with him in all his limited journey of life and as confident as Xiao Nan that she's the rib of his. But…but…but what if he's wrong? What if they spent some time together and then quarrels came and ended up in a permanent breakup? The king in Cinderella story said when true love came, you'd know it immediately even when you touched her hand for the very first time. Nothing stops true love. Things always come this way in fairy tales. How excellent the life will be if reality comes also this way.

It is not difficult to find a pair of arms for temporary consolation. But it is extremely a tough job to find a warm hand, leading you to his or her heart and making you stay there for now and for good. Uncertainty keeps entangling and torturing Only one thing is affirmed. That is when the rib breaks, you do hurt.


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