Thursday, November 03, 2005

All About Love (再说一次我爱你)

Since I am a HK movie freak, of course I won't let go of another opportunity to pick up another good catch: All About Love (再说一次我爱你). One thing I didn't expect is this is a very sad, sad, sad and moody movie, but I like it as well. The movie is about Mr. Ko a.k.a Ah Lok (Andy Lau, 刘德华) who is too busy with his doctor work until he had no time for his wife, Mrs. Ko a.k.a Zi Qing (Charlene Choi, 蔡卓妍). One day her wife meets with an accident and passed away. Ah Lok regretted of what he had not done (spending more time with his wife) and decide to switch to a more monotonous job with a fixed time schedule, be part of the ambulance team. One night he saved a woman, Sum (Charlie Yeung, 杨采妮), who happened to have his wife's heart. He feels that this is an opportunity to show his love to his wife one more time; an opportunity to do what he didn't manage to do and he did it flawlessly.

No point introducing too much about the movie, so let's just focus on the scene which captured my heart:
  • The unconditional love of his wife, always support his husband no matter what (even though she is angry and sad). She manages to show her anger in non-destructive manner, kinda like a fairy tale wife.
  • Ah Lok take the opportunity to shower his wife with love once again (or at least, his wife's heart). There are many touching moments here, especially during the card scene; with magic and touching speeches makes good pickup lines. I'll try to rework out the lines, but somehow my memory isn't working very well here. He put four aces on the table side by side. He pick up the first ace and put on top the deck, saying "sometimes u put priority on things in life, but you found out that it is left behind", taking the same ace from below the deck. He pick up the second ace and put at bottom of the desk, saying "sometimes u don't put priority in life, but somehow it will show up", taking the same ace from the top of the deck. Then he slips the 3rd ace in between the desk, saying "sometimes you thougt you can't be found, but you shall be found", picking up the same ace from the top of the deck. Lastly, the turn the 4th ace around and slip in between the deck and display all the cards on table, saying "I am here to grant you all your wishes", easily pick up the same ace and show it to her. The entire sequence is so smooth and meaningful (though they might not be the proper line said by him). He grants her wish by spending all the celebration with her everyday (Mid Autumn Festival, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Valentine Day, followed by a sad April Fool). It is pretty nice, sweet and touching.
  • At the end, Sum was at her chronic stage as the heart is exploding. She had such a happy time with Mr. Ko that she will do whatever it takes to live a day longer (even it means more pain and suffering), to be happy for one more day. She says, "I don't wanna die when you are not around. When you came back, I have more reasons not to die".
This is a sad story, a story about love and appreciation, and portray in a very nice way. Not everyone have a 2nd chance, and not everyone can identify a 2nd chance. Is a good reminder for appreciation anyway, at least for this moment.

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Thanks to the ever so sentimental Mei Ru, I have the real dialogue by Ah Lok in the card games.

在人生,有很多很多的梦想,每一个梦想都有它的特质,但未必每个都会实现。
In life, we have many dreams, and everyone of them have their own characteristic, but not everyone of them will come true.

For the 1st Ace
有些梦想,好像很远,但只要你有心,他自自然然就会出现。
Some dreams may seem far away, but if you are determined, it shall show up naturally.

For the 2nd Ace
有些梦想,好像很近,但如果你没有心,他就会躲在背后,你一辈子都看不到。
Some dreams may seem near, but if you don't have the confidence, it shall always hide behind you and you shall never find it.

For the 3rd Ace
又好像有些梦想,你放在心里面好久,以为没人发觉,但始终被我看到。
Some dreams you kept in your heart for very long, thinking no one would ever find it, and it had been seen by me.

For the last Ace
这个是你这次的梦想,到底在茫茫人海里面,能不能够实现?我帮你计算到出来,可以梦想成真。
This is your dream, in such a chaotic world, can it come true? I had predicted it for you, your dream may come true.

3 comments:

meiru said...

在人生,有很多很多的梦想,每一个梦想都有它的特质,但未必每个都会实现。

有些梦想,好像很远,但只要你有心,他自自然然就会出现。

有些梦想,好像很近,但如果你没有心,他就会躲在背后,你一辈子都看不到。

又好像有些梦想,你放在心里面好久,以为没人发觉,但始终被我看到。

这个是你这次的梦想,到底在茫茫人海里面,能不能够实现?我帮你计算到出来,可以梦想成真。
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可以遇见你两次,是我一生中最大的幸福。
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记不记得你对我说过的一个故事,一对夫妇,一个走得快,一个走得慢...对不起,我走快了,对不起,我没有等你。生命中有太多事不由得我们去掌握,让我们换过另一种方式再相爱,好不好?

我们因为爱而不舍,也因为爱,你答应我,要学习放下,要好好活下去,好好的爱你自己,我好珍惜这个机会,跟你再说一次我爱你。
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Really a sad and touching movie...

Pelf said...

Yea, it is indeed a very touching movie. I watched it, and used almost the whole packet of Kleenex!

黄德峻 said...

will watch it if got chance