Director: Stanley Kwan
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Alex Man, Emily Chu
Production Year: 1988
Duration: 99 mins
Award(s): 1987 Golden Horse Awards - Best Actress: Anita Mui
1987 Golden Horse Awards - Best Art Direction
1987 Golden Horse Awards - Best Cinematography
1989 HK Film Awards - Best Director: Stanley Kwan
1989 HK Film Awards - Best Film
1989 HK Film Awards - Best Actress: Anita Mui
1989 HK Film Awards - Best Film Editing
1989 HK Film Awards - Best Music Score
1989 HK Film Awards - Best Theme Song
1989 Asia-Pacific Film Festival - Best Actress: Anita Mui
1988 Nantes Three Continents Festival - Golden Montgolfiere
1988 Torino International Festival of Young Cinema - Special Mention
Adapted from the Li Bi Hua novel of the same name, Stanley Kwan’s acclaimed multi-award-winning film Rouge is one of Hong Kong’s true cinematic gems, and widely regarded as an Asian film classic.
Anita Mui plays Fleur, a high-class courtesan in the 1930s who begins a passionate love affair with Twelfth Master Chan Chen Pang (Leslie Cheung). With their love for each other doomed, due to Chan’s disapproving family, the two lovers resolve to be together in the afterworld by swallowing opium.
However, finding herself alone in the afterworld for fifty years, Fleur re-immerges in the world of the living, and with the help of two journalists, Yuen (Alex Man) and his girlfriend, Chor (Emily Chu), sets out to look for her long lost lover.