Lost in Time
"Lost in Time" is a nicely turned romantic drama, that gives Cecilia Cheung a chance to show how good an actress she actually is. It is nice to see her in a serious role again – it has mostly been low fat diet, Hong Kong routine flicks lately.

Ah Man (Louis Koo) is a minibus driver. He has a young son from a failed marriage, but lives with Siu Wai (Cecilia Cheung). At the very beginning of the movie his bus is hit by a truck, and he dies. Siu Wai is now alone with a young boy, not her own – but one she loves, nevertheless. Her only option is to get the minibus repaired and become a driver herself. She gets help from one of Ah Man’s collegues, Dai Fai (Lau Ching Wan). Will Siu Wai manage despite the odds – and will Siu Wai and Dai Fai fall in love? Well, I guess you can figure that out without my help.

The story isn’t that special, then. But the film tells it nicely, the actors are convincing, and make you feel the emotions, they are going through. If you see it with a girlfriend, you should be prepared to hand her a kleenex or two, but if you’re not completely allergic to strong emotions and romance, both of you will enjoy this one.

Shu Qi fans should note, that Director Derek Yee also directed "Viva Erotica", where she got her first awards (see our main site) and Lau Ching Wan also played a part in "Viva Erotica".
Uffe Stegmann
March 28, 2004

Original Title
Mon Bat Liu
Hong Kong
Derek Yee
- The Truth about Sam and Jane (1999)
- Viva Erotica (1996)
Cecilia Cheung
- Fantasia (2004)
- Running on Karma (2003)
- The Lion Roars (2002)
- Legend of Zu (2001)
- Failan (2001)
- Everyday is Valentine (2001)
- Twelve Nights (2000)
- Tokyo Raiders (2000)
- Shaolin Soccer (2002) (Cameo)
Lau Ching Wan
- Fantasia (2004)
- Color of the Truth (2003)
- My Left Eye sees Ghosts (2002)
- The Victim (1999)
- Running out of Time (1999)
- My Dad is a Jerk (1997)
- Viva Erotica (1996)
DVD Availability
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