“Ever-attuned to the lifestyle choices of contemporary 20-something Hong Kongers, director Pang Ho-Cheung takes the change in smoking laws as his cue for this exuberant romantic comedy.” — Sydney Film Festival
Screened as part of NZIFF 2010
“Ever-attuned to the lifestyle choices of contemporary 20-something Hong Kongers, director Pang Ho-cheung takes the change in smoking laws as his cue for this exuberant romantic comedy. Cherie (Miriam Yeung) works as a saleswoman and Jimmy (Shawn Yue) is a young advertising executive. They meet in a laneway populated by nearby office workers who smoke, tell stories, smoke, flirt and smoke some more. She is in a failing relationship and he has just been dumped in favour of a Frenchman (the brunt of the joke that kick-starts the film) – their attraction is immediate, enveloped in the heady fumes of their shared social vice. Bristling with rapid-fire dialogue, this thoroughly enjoyable film is spiced throughout with comic interview confessions about the things people do in the name of love.” — Clare Stewart, Sydney Film Festival.
“Spot-on, perfectly capturing the behaviour, rituals and dating etiquette of local Hong Kongers.” — James Marsh, Twitch