Dream Lovers

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Dream Lovers
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Traditional夢中人
Simplified梦中人
MandarinMèng Zhōng Rén
CantoneseMung6 Zung1 Jan4
Directed byTony Au
Produced byVicky Lee Leung
Screenplay by
Story byChiu Kang-chien
Starring
Music byLaw Wing-fai
CinematographyBill Wong
Edited byYu Ma-chiu
Production
company
Release date
  • 25 April 1986 (1986-04-25) (Hong Kong)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
Box officeHK$7,289,958

Dream Lovers is a 1986 Hong Kong romantic fantasy film directed by Tony Au. The film stars Chow Yun-fat as Song Yu, a famous orchestra conductor who recently has visions of a beautiful woman and a Qin dynasty era terracotta statue. When Song visits the statues, he meets Cheung Yuet-heung (Brigitte Lin), who also has dreams of a long lost lover. but with her visions being more violent. The two meet with a medium who tells them that they are the reincarnations of a pair of lovers who were murdered hundreds of years earlier.[1][2][3]

Dream Lovers was Au's second film following 1983's Last Affair where he again worked with Chow. The film grossed over HK$7 million on its release and was nominated for four awards at the 6th Hong Kong Film Awards, where Law Wing-fai won the award for Best Original Film Score.

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Cast[edit]

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Production[edit]

The film was a production of D&B Films.[4] The film starred Chow Yun-fat and Brigitte Lin, the only film where the two star together.[2] Chow had previously worked with director Tony Au on the 1982 film, Last Affair.[5] Dream Lovers was one of the first Hong Kong films to utilize the popular Terracotta Warrior figures that were excavated from Qin Shi Huangs tomb in 1974.[6]

Release[edit]

Dream Warriors was released in Hong Kong on 25 April 1986 and grossed a total of HK$7,289,958 during its theatrical run.[4] The film was released on VHS by Tai Seng Entertainment, on Laserdisc by Mei Ah Entertainment and on VCD and DVD by Mega Star Video.[2]

Reception[edit]

At the 6th Hong Kong Film Awards, Law Wing-fai won the award for Best Original Film Score.[7] Cher Yeung was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Wah-lei.[2][7] Bill Wong was nominated for Best Cinematography and William Chang was nominated for Best Art Direction.[7]

In his book The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977-1997, author Charles Strong gave the film a nine out of ten rating stating that "aside from fine work by Chow and Lin, and Au's artful compositions, the main asset here is Law Wing-fai's award-winning score".[3] Jonathan Crow for the online film database Allmovie gave the film a four out of five star rating.[1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crow, Jonathan. "Dream Lovers (1986)". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Charles, 2000. p.83
  3. ^ a b Charles, 2000. p.84
  4. ^ a b "Dream lovers". Hong Kong Film Archive. Hong Kong. Retrieved 3 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Charles, 2000. p.177
  6. ^ O'Brien, 2003. p.89
  7. ^ a b c 第6屆香港電影金像獎得獎名單. Hong Kong Film Awards (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 July 2013.

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