Stars and Roses

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Stars and Roses
DVD cover
Traditional 愛人同志
Simplified 爱人同志
Mandarin Ài Rén Tóng Zhì
Cantonese Ngoi3 Jan4 Tung4 Zi3
Directed by Taylor Wong
Produced by Yuen Kam Lun
Screenplay by Ko Chung Wai
Starring Andy Lau
Cherie Chung
Music by Lo Tayu
Richard Lo
Cinematography Herman Yau
Puccini Yu
Edited by A Chik
Chung Chik
Chun Sing Films
Distributed by Chun Sing Films
Release date
  • 21 December 1989 (1989-12-21)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$13,098,194

Stars and Roses (orig. Ai ren tong zhi)is a 1989 Hong Kong drama film directed by Taylor Wong starring Andy Lau as a photo journalist from Hong Kong and Cherie Chung as a Vietnamese translator.


Lau Kai Cho (Andy Lau) travels to Vietnam for a story. Once in Vietnam, he briefly meets Yuen Hung (Cherie Chung), a translator and is involved in an accident after crashing a motorised rickshaw. The courts hand him a prison sentence in a strict prison where he is subject to a number of horrible punishments.

While in prison, he meets Yuen's brother, upon his release, Lau and Yuen become more friendly until Lau is imprisoned again for anti-government activity. Sentenced to 3 years he plots to escape from prison taking Yuen Hung's brother with him.



The film was shot in Hong Kong and Vietnam

[1] [2]


  1. ^ "Stars and Roses". Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stars and Roses". Retrieved 23 July 2010. 

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