Love Me, Love My Money

Love Me, Love My Money (Chinese: 有情飲水飽) is a 2001 Hong Kong romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Wong Jing, and starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Shu Qi, Angie Cheung, Chun Cho, Lam Ka-Tung, Teresa Mak and Wong Yut Fei.

Love Me, Love My Money
Directed byWong Jing
Written byWong Jing
Produced byWong Jing
Starring
Cinematography
  • Dick Tung
  • Ko Chiu-Lam
Edited byHai Kit-Wai
Music byChan Kwong-Wing
Release date
  • 18 October 2001 (2001-10-18)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese
Box officeHK$4,672,611.00

The original Chinese title for the film is Yau ching yum sui ba'u. It is a popular saying that literally translates as - When in Love, Even Plain Water Can Be a Filling Meal.

SummaryEdit

Richard Ma is a tightfisted, mean and unpleasant character. He is also a wealthy businessman who has become increasingly bitter and mistrustful due to what he believes are the gold digging women in his life.

Following a series of events one weekend, Richard's financial assets are temporarily frozen, his house is looted by his bitter ex-girlfriend and he has no cash leaving him helpless and broke.

It is during this fateful weekend that he meets Choi; a struggling stockbroker who is trying ward off the attentions of an unwanted suitor from her local village. By offering to help to Ah Choi in return for financial gain, a most surprising relationship develops between this unlikely pair.

CastEdit

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References to Hong Kong cultureEdit

  • The film is a satirical reflection of the materialistic nature of modern Hong Kong society.
  • Drinking games are popular in Hong Kong. About 15 minutes into the film they play a drinking game called 'Millionaire'. For this, everyone has to perform one of three gestures and each person takes turns to call them out. If both people are doing the same gesture, the person calling wins and the other drinks. Tony Leung and Shu Qi play another game a little while after called 'Liar'.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Love Me, Love My Money". imdb.com. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Love Me, Love My Money". chinesemov.com. Retrieved 2 July 2010.