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Dance of a Dream

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Dance of a Dream (2001)

Romance, Comedy - 21 December 2001
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Dance Of A Dream is romantic comedy starting Andy Lau,Anita Mui,Sandra Ng and Edison Chen

Director:  Andrew Lau


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Dance Of A Dream is romantic comedy starting Andy Lau,Anita Mui,Sandra Ng and Edison Chen

Collections: Andrew Lau

Genres: Romance, Comedy


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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  21 December 2001

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Dance instructor Namson is at a ballroom soirée, on the prowl for prospective pupils for his dance school.

He sets his sights on Tina, a ravishing socialite with an equally handsome bank account. It takes just one dance with this reluctant prima donna to capture her heart. While chatting up Tina, Namson has no idea that another woman in the room – a caterer – is also smitten by his virile charm. Kam enrols in Namson’s dance school first thing in the morning, only to find out that Tina, goaded by her younger brother Jimmy, has engaged Namson to be her personal dance instructor for an upcoming Christmas ball. Despite their different social backgrounds and the fact that they share a mutual love interest, the two women soon develop a beautiful friendship. Namson, on the other hand, finds himself increasingly bogged down in a quagmire of money, art, and – ultimately – love. Berlin IFF 2002 As a plain Jane who falls for a handsome ballroom dancer, comedienne Sandra Ng steals a march on her more famous co-stars in DANCE OF A DREAM, a modern-day Cinderella story that will enchant Sinophiles. Star-driven vehicle features three names playing off each other: Ng as Kam, a waitress who signs up at the school run by heartthrob Namson Lau (superstar Andy Lau), only to be politely ignored as Namson gives rich-bitch Tina (Cantopop queen Anita Mui) personal tango lessons. Given the entirely predictable plot, enjoyment comes from watching the actors (all very buff) go through their moves, while the screenplay leaves plenty of room for character comedy by the staff and other pupils (including Cherrie Ying as a hooker), some of which hardly comes over in the subtitles. Pic’s good-natured tone is summed up by a full production number halfway through, to the music of “Never on Sunday”.

Derek Elley

Thanks to Far East Film Festival