Tale of a courtesan who died for love in the 1930s, roaming present-day Hong Kong as a wraith because she has failed to meet her lover in the after-life. A sharp, mildly satirical portrait of Hong Kong life in the '80s is shot through with flashbacks to the '30s, suffused with a heady, opium-hazed decadence worthy of Huysmans, yielding an elegant and deeply felt movie about the transience of things - especially love. Stunning visuals and sophisticated performances add up to a terrific, stylish movie.

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Stanley Kwan
Li Bihua, Qui-Dai Anping
Anita Mui
Leslie Cheung
Emily Chu
Man Tsz-leung