What Women Want (2011 film)

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What Women Want
What Women Want.jpg
Traditional 我知女人心
Simplified 我知女人心
Mandarin Wǒ Zhī Nǚ Rén Xīn
Cantonese Ngo2 Zi1 Neoi5 Jan2 Sam1
Directed by Chen Daming
Produced by Chen Daming
Don Yu
Screenplay by Chen Daming
Based on What Women Want
Starring Andy Lau
Gong Li
Music by Christoper O'Young
Cinematography Max Wang
Edited by Nelson Quan
Beijing Bona Film and Cultural Communication Co., Ltd
China Film Group Corporation
DMG Entertainment Group
Emperor Motion Pictures
Bona Entertainment Company Limited
Focus Film Limited
Distributed by Beijing Polybona Film Distribution Co. Ltd. (China)
Emperor Motion Pictures
Distribution Workshop (Hong Kong)
Release date
  • 3 February 2011 (2011-02-03) (China)
  • 17 February 2011 (2011-02-17) (Hong Kong)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
Country China
Hong Kong[1]
Language Mandarin, English
Budget US$5 million
Box office US$11,831,362[2]

What Women Want is a 2011 Chinese-Hong Kong romantic action comedy film remake of the 2000 American film of the same name. The film stars Andy Lau and Gong Li. What Women Want was released in China on the 3 February 2011, the first day Chinese New Year.

The plot is basically a shot for shot remake of the American version with some minor changes. For instance, the big company they have to make a female power ad campaign for is Lotto instead of Nike. Lau's father also plays a minor role in the movie, where in the American version Nick's father is absent from the story. The plot takes place mostly in an advertising company in Beijing, in which Lau plays a slick ad agency creative director who gets acquainted with his new talented competition, played by Gong. He is helped when he gets the ability to hear women's thoughts due to a freak accident.


  • Andy Lau as Sun Zigang
  • Gong Li as Li Yilong
  • Yuan Li as Yanni
  • Banny Chen as Xiao Fei
  • Hu Jing as Zhao Hung
  • JuJu as Xiao Wu
  • Li Chengru as CEO Dong
  • Anya Wu as Dong's wife
  • Osric Chau as Chen Erdong
  • Wang Deshun as Sun Meisheng
  • Chen Daming as Young Sun Meisheng
  • Mavis Pan as Pan's secretary
  • Russell Wong as Peter
  • Kelly Hu as Girl in Lotto Commercial
  • Ping Wong as Foo Ping Pong

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