Lost in Time

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  • 2003
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 7.3  (1,122)

Lost in Time is a 2003 Hong Kong drama film directed by Derek Yee starring Cecilia Cheung, Ching Wan Lau, and Louis Koo. The film focuses on the struggles and emotions of the characters whose lives have been disrupted due to family illnesses. The movie shows the life of a woman named Ho-Ying (Cecilia Cheung) who is a single parent struggling to raise her children as her husband had abandoned them. She works at a hotel restaurant to provide for her family. One day she meets a man named Fai (Ching Wan Lau), a former therapist, who becomes a regular customer at the hotel. Ho-Ying soon finds out about his own struggles with his family and his own personal life.

Fai reveals to Ho-Ying that his wife has been in a coma for the last ten years after she gave birth to their daughter. He had been looking for new ways to cure her and had been visiting Ho-Ying’s restaurant in hopes of seeing her.

Both Fai and Ho-Ying initially had a hard time communicating with each other, but as time passed and their interactions increased, they found a connection. Through their conversations, they start to share their stories and become closer to each other. Fai’s story of his love for his wife and his desperation to find a cure for her touches Ho-Ying, who becomes his friend and confidante.

Ho-Ying’s own struggles with her son who is suicidal and the judgement she faces from her neighbourhood make her realize how much she wants to help someone else. Fai’s honesty and vulnerability with his emotions, as well as his determination to fight for his love, inspire Ho-Ying to fight for her own life and her family.

As their individual lives unfold, Fai starts to recognize his wife's wish for him to move on with his life, and begin to accept his own heart for what he truly wants. Ho-Ying begins to acknowledge her own capabilities and self-worth, and learns to stand up for herself and her family against societal pressure.

The film beautifully portrays the complexities of relationships, the struggles of real-life problems and the emotional turmoil that comes with life-altering experiences. The story is heart-wrenching but also incredibly inspiring, and the performances by Cecilia Cheung and Ching Wan Lau are outstanding. The cinematography, along with the film score, does an exceptional job of reflecting the mood and emotions of the characters.

In conclusion, Lost in Time is a must-watch movie that encapsulates the traits and strengths of Asian cinema. It is a moving and powerful story, and the chemistry between the principal actors is a highlight. It's a film that will make you reflect on the importance of relationships, hope, and perseverance in the face of adversity.

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    1 hr 49 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (1,122)