Fly Me to Polaris

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Fly Me to Polaris
Film poster
Traditional 星願
Simplified 星愿
Mandarin Xīng Yuàn
Cantonese Sing1 Jyun6
Directed by Jingle Ma
Produced by David Chan
Screenplay by Law Chi-leung
Yeung Sin-ling
Starring Richie Jen
Cecilia Cheung
William So
Music by Peter Kam
Cinematography Chan Kwok-Hung
Jingle Ma
Edited by Kwong Chi-leung
Golden Harvest
Deltamac Films
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Jayline Limited
Distributed by Gala Film Distribution
Release date
  • 21 August 1999 (1999-08-21)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$12,040,675

Fly Me to Polaris is a 1999 Hong Kong romantic fantasy film directed by Jingle Ma and starring Richie Jen and Cecilia Cheung.


The plots focuses on the character Onion (Jen) who became blind and mute during his childhood. Onion works at a hospital and gets to know the nurse Autumn (Cheung). Onion asks Autumn out on a date and when she says yes, he becomes really happy. He trips over a rock running into the street and is hit by a car. The death of Onion made Autumn realize that she was really deeply in love with him.

Because he was the 6 billionth to die and depart to Polaris, Onion is granted a wish. He wishes to return to Earth. But there's a limit of five days. Unfortunately the rules stipulate that he cannot tell anyone who he really is and that, at the same time, he will be not be recognized as Onion himself by his former friends.

Upon returning to Earth, Onion tries to talk to Autumn, who is upset over his death. He tries to tell her who he really is but can't without breaking the rules, and finds her being wooed by Dr. Woo. He wastes a few days trying to tell her but finally gives up and makes the most of the time he has with her.

At the end of Onion's stay, Autumn slowly realizes that he is Onion. But by that time, there are only few minutes left until the meteor showers, flying him back to Polaris.


  • Richie Jen as Onion / Cheuk
  • Cecilia Cheung as Autumn Yue
  • William So as Dr. Woo
  • Eric Tsang as Jumboball
  • Eric Kot as Angel
  • Sheren Tang as Autumn's sister
  • Sandy Lamb as Radio program host
  • Isabel Chan as Nurse Joe Chan
  • Wong Chi-choi as Mr. Wong
  • Lam Chui-fung as Nurse Chow
  • Chan Po-chun as Hospital canteen waiter
  • Max Yip as Cra driver in accident
  • Lai Wing-san as Car passenger in accident
  • Cheung Yue-lee as Little boy patient
  • Ng Hoi-ying as Little girl patient
  • Macy Yik as Little girl patient's mom
  • Yiu Nag-si as Nurse
  • Oh Ho-yue as Fat nurse
  • Chan Man-yiu as Rude passerby in suit
  • Wong Wai-chuen as Taxi driver
  • Lam Wai-lun as Angel's assistant
  • Audrey Mak as Chubs


Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
19th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film Fly Me to Polaris Nominated
Best Actress Cecilia Cheung Nominated
Best New Performer Cecilia Cheung Won
Best Cinematography Jingle Ma, Chan Kwok-Hung Nominated
Best Original Film Score Peter Kam Won
Best Original Film Song Song: Xing Yu Xin Yuan (星語心願)

Composer: Peter Kam
Lyricist: Ko Suet-nam
Singer: Cecilia Cheung

Song: Candle Light

Composer/Lyricist: Poon Hip-hing
Singer: Richie Jen


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