Look for a Star

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Look for a Star
Promotional poster
Directed byAndrew Lau
Screenplay byJames Yuen
Cindy Tang
Produced byAndrew Lau
StarringAndy Lau
Shu Qi
Zhang Hanyu
Denise Ho
Dominic Lam
Zhang Xinyi
CinematographyAndrew Lau
Ng Man-ching
Edited byAzrael Chung
Music byChan Kwong-wing
Distributed byMedia Asia Distribution
Release date
  • 26 January 2009 (2009-01-26)
Running time
120 minutes
CountriesHong Kong
BudgetHK$45 million

Look for a Star (traditional Chinese: 游龍戲鳳; simplified Chinese: 游龙戏凤; pinyin: Yóu lóng xī fèng; Cantonese Yale: Jau4 lung4 hei3 fung6) is a 2009 Hong Kong romantic comedy film that was produced and directed by Andrew Lau. Inspired by the relationship between Stanley Ho and his fourth wife, Angela Leong, the film stars Andy Lau as a billionaire, who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer played by Shu Qi. Look for a Star was shot at the MGM Grand in Macau, and was released in Hong Kong on 26 January 2009.


It is love at first sight when Sam (Andy Lau) chances upon a feisty, fast-talking woman with the odd name of Milan (Shu Qi) at a Macau casino. But the catch is, she is a part-time baccarat dealer and a full-time cabaret dancer, "careers" not exactly congruent with his station in life. Falling in love against all odds, this mismatched couple soon makes headline in all media turning Milan into an It girl overnight.



Look for a Star is a Hong Kong and Chinese co-production that marks the sixth collaboration between producer, director, and cinematographer Andrew Lau and Cantopop singer and actor Andy Lau. It is also the second film collaboration between Andy Lau and actress Shu Qi. Both actors and the director worked together on the 2002 science fiction action film, The Wesley's Mysterious File, although Andy Lau had expressed wanting to make a romantic comedy with Shu.

Look for a Star was distributed by Media Asia Entertainment Group in Hong Kong and produced by Media Asia, Chinese film studio Huayi Brothers, and Andrew Lau's production company, Basic Pictures. Shot under a budget of HK$45 million,[1] the film is reportedly based on the relationship between casino tycoon Stanley Ho and his fourth wife, Angela Leong.[2]


Look for a Star was supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office,[1] and shot at the MGM Grand Macau, best known for its spectacular Grande Praca swimming pool and deluxe villa suites. Other filming locations included Macau's Southern European architecture, including the Old Ladies House, the Guia Lighthouse and the Coloane village.[3]


Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
29th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress Shu Qi Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Denise Ho Nominated


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