Cocktail (2006 film)

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Traditional 半醉人間
Simplified 半醉人间
Mandarin Bànzuì rénjiān
Cantonese Bun3zeoi3 jan4gaan1
Directed by Long Ching
Herman Yau
Written by Cheung Fan
Starring Race Wong
Candy Lo
Release date
  • 19 January 2006 (2006-01-19)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

Cocktail is a 2006 Hong Kong film produced and directed by Herman Yau and Long Ching.[1]


The melancholy Candy runs the Half Mortal, a trendy bar in Hong Kong. She hires Paul; Stella, a part-time employee who's a college student in psychology, trains him. He has a gift for mixing the perfect drink to fit each customer's emotional needs. His own emotions, however, are complex: his father, an alcoholic, has died recently; he's abandoned his studies; and, although he likes Stella, he's a tyro with women and inarticulate with her. Is alcohol the key to happiness, as Paul wonders; does it simply change peoples' personality, as Stella thinks; or, is it just there, as Candy's business sense tells her? Can Paul and Stella blend into something smooth?



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