Mungsing Sifan (1992)

Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jonathan Crow

Sylvia Chang Ai-chia directs this affable romantic comedy about anxieties over Hong Kong's impending handover to Mainland China and the cultural differences between the two countries. Ma-lei (Gong Li), who was born in Hong Kong but raised in Beijing, is having a dickens of a time trying to convince immigrations officials that her birthplace should get her a visa to live and work in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, her well-to-do workaholic boyfriend Peter (Wilson Lam Chun-yip) is worried that his stodgy father will not approve of Ma Lei. While this is unfolding, bumptious toilet paper salesman Wong Kwok-wai (Kenny Bee) is suffering through a divorce for deciding to leave England, where he's lived for quite a while, and return to Hong Kong to open a factory. When Wong and Ma-lei meet, romantic sparks soon start to fly.