Fly Me to Polaris

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Fly Me to Polaris
Film poster
MandarinXīng Yuàn
CantoneseSing1 Jyun6
Directed byJingle Ma
Produced byDavid Chan
Screenplay byLaw Chi-leung
Yeung Sin-ling
StarringRichie Jen
Cecilia Cheung
William So
Music byPeter Kam
CinematographyChan Kwok-Hung
Jingle Ma
Edited byKwong Chi-leung
Golden Harvest
Deltamac Films
Sil-Metropole Organisation
Jayline Limited
Distributed byGala Film Distribution
Release date
  • 21 August 1999 (1999-08-21)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Box officeHK$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 human 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, his face will be different, so he will not be recognized as Onion by his former friends.

Upon returning to Earth, Onion tries to talk to Autumn, who is upset over the death of Onion. He tries to tell her who he really is but the rules keep stopping him. When he finds her being courted by Dr. Woo, he wastes a few days trying to tell her who he really is, but the rules keep stopping him and he finally gives up. He then makes the most of the time he has remaining with her.

Towards 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 Cheung Pak Chi Nominated
Best New Performer Won
Richie Jen Nominated
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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