What a Small World (1989)

Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Forget Paris meets Get Shorty in this screwball romantic comedy cum gangster yarn directed by Jamie Luk Kin-ming. When high-powered career woman Michelle (Rosamund Kwan Chi-lam) plans for a surprise trip to Paris with her nebbish husband Franco (Lawrence Ng Kai-wah), her plans go into the toilet when he has a jealous fit, accusing her of an affair with her boss. After she flies out to Europe by herself, Franco realizes that he has been a complete blithering idiot and hightails it to the City of Lights. Unfortunately, Michelle decides that she wants to go to London instead and there she crosses paths with her ex-boyfriend and triad crime boss Chi-hung (Ray Lui Leung-wai). Meanwhile, Franco, while trudging through the rain-soaked streets of Paris, happens upon old flame Nina (Nina Li Chi) who is the moll of another vicious Chinese gangster. When the spouses reunite, things go poorly -- made worse by the fact that Nina's lover and Chi-hung are mortal enemies.