Once Upon a Rainbow (1982)

Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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As Fong (Chu Kit, aka Hsu Sye), a successful television star goes back to spend some time at the center where she learned the acting profession, she thinks back to her friend Angie (Chong Jing Yee) who was blessed with a wealthy home, but suffered from neglect as her divorced father devoted himself exclusively to his personal and professional life. After their reunion has rekindled their friendship, Fong and Angie feel a growing attraction for the same classmate, Cheung (Manfred Ng aka Ng Siu Kong) who is himself drawn to Angie. Although Angie rebuffs him once she learns that her friend Fong is interested in Cheung, she cannot resist the man's charms and ends up sleeping with him. Afterwards, beset by guilt she refuses to have anything to do with Cheung, and also falls deeper and deeper into the drug scene. Her father has remarried and she is more alone than ever. As the drama builds to the final performance of the graduating class, Angie is nowhere to be found and Fong continues with her part, in despair over the missing Angie. Both the final death scene of the class's performance and the fate of Angie are interwoven, as Fong learns the truth and changes as a result.

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addiction, drugs, friendship, guilt, love-triangle, neglect, reunion, stars [celebrities]