A sweet and touching but believable romance with Leon Lai (Le^ Minh) and Maggie Chung (Truong Man Ngoc). A romance when people who had different dreams and goals meet each other and realize that there is something else besides their dreams. And love might not be what you thought, friendship not what you assumed.
Indeed, it's more than a love story which reveals the life and aspirations for a better life of the immigrants. As someone in the movie said: Hong Kong is the dream of the mainlanders but the dreams of the people in Hong Kong are Canada or US (well, the story happened before 1997). Ironically, one of the characters died in New York.
This movie also reminds me of "In the mood for love": slow pace, dark cinematography, beautiful music and great acting by Maggie Chung, certainly one of the few best Chinese actresses, (perhaps the only comparable one is Cu?ng Lo*.i).