Okinawa Rendez-vous

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Okinawa Rendezvous
Okinawa Rendezvous VCD.jpg
VCD cover of Okinawa Rendezvous
Directed by Gordon Chan
Produced by Gordon Chan
Written by Gordon Chan
Chan Hing-kai
Starring Leslie Cheung
Faye Wong
Tony Leung
Cinematography Cheng Siu-Keung
Wong Leun-cheung
Edited by Chan Ki-hop
Production
company
People's Production
One Hundred Years of Film
Distributed by China Star Entertainment Group
Release date
28 July 2000 (2000-07-28)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$10,624,172

Okinawa Rendezvous (Chinese: 戀戰沖繩) is a 2000 Hong Kong romantic comedy film produced and directed by Gordon Chan, and starring Leslie Cheung, Faye Wong, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Gigi Lai.

While not one of Hong Kong's more significant films of the year, it was claimed by its director that it was filmed in less than 2 months without a script. It was shot entirely in the southern Japanese island of Okinawa and the film features many beautiful views of the island.

Its theme song was sung by Leslie Cheung entitled Without Love (没有爱) and is also found in his 2000 album, Big Heat (大热). Also, there were a few possible sub-themes like Faye Wong's New Tenant (新房客) which is as well available in her 2000 album, Fable (寓言).

Plot[edit]

Jimmy Tong (Leslie Cheung) is an expert blackmailer and thief who specialises in white-collar crimes. With his side-kick (Vincent Kok), Jimmy steals a personal diary belonging to a Yakuza leader, Ken Sato (Masaya Kato), intending to use its details as a platform for blackmailing and to extort money. Sato agreed to the uneasy deal and made preparations to pay Jimmy his exorbitant demands only for Sato's girlfriend, Jenny (Faye Wong) to betray him and make off with the money to Okinawa.

Elsewhere, Dat Lo (Tony Leung) was vacationing with his girlfriend (Gigi Lai) and another jilted girl (Stephanie Che) in Okinawa (intending to use the vacation to dump his own girlfriend), but stumbles into Jimmy whom he had little problems recognising as an international crook. From here onwards, Dat set aside his irrelevant plans to dump his companions and sought to devise a plan to entrap and to subsequently arrest Jimmy. Dat tried to convince Jimmy as an accomplice to a new bank heist of which Jimmy needed little persuasion. However, Jenny comes into the frame and before long, both Jimmy and Dat fell in love with her.

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