Anna Magdalena

Synopsis: Two young men fall for the woman staying upstairs when she practises J.S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena".
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Director(s): Chung Man Yee
  1 win & 6 nominations.
97 min

First movement YAU MUK-YAN

Tom Lee Piano. I'm here to tune the piano.

I' m busy today.

Come again some other time.

Come in

I said I' m busy come another day

The guy is here. He has a job to do.

Don't give him a hard time.

- Go away! Go away!

- Please come in.

The piano is upstairs

Now be good and stop crying

Hush. Stop crying.

Please stop.

Will you stay?

You folks are coming back

the day after tomorrow

I'll look bad if I stay on here.

Don't you agree?

But I already told them.

They all know about you.

You have to come up with a better excuse

if you're trying to dump me.

Don't be silly.

Be good. Let me get you a glass of water.

Have some water

But you don't have any money

I'm used to it. I won't die.

Now be good, go inside and wash your face.

You're looking to slip away

No, I won't. Promise.

Now, go on

Go on, wash your face

Oh...I thought you were catching a cab

I got in, felt my pocket and it ain't deep

And all that time...

she's still crying.


My Sunkist suitcase is on its last leg.

You go around with these masking tapes?

That's cool

Are you a part-time burglar?

I wish I were


I left my underwear inside her dryer.

It's my own fault

I was packing my books

and I forget all about it.

Yeah. What more do you want?

You know, one should never have...

too many unnecessary things.

Throw them out whenever you can.

You can always buy them again

when you have the money

So you are also literate

I'm a writer

What? You don't believe me?

"Love in an Orange Box"

Yau Muk-Yan (Nomad)

My nom de plume

My real name's a major embarrassment:

Yau Wing-Fu

Mine's Chan Kar-Fu

Your name's also Fu?

Now are you impressed?

There're several more inside here

They haven't been printed out yet.

But it won't be long.

This is your trick to

pick up chicks?

Me? Pick up chicks?

Man, you don't know me.

I'm getting off

Look! A betting centre!

Come with me

I thought you were broke

All the more reason to make a bet


So, what have you got for race 3?

How would I know?

You never played the ponies?

Great. Let me have $20!

It's only $20

Beginner's luck.

You're a winner for sure.

Come on! Give it here!

Let me rub off some of that luck.

Hurry up

This one! $20!

Keep an eye on my suitcase, will you?

Pass him, pass him, pass him!

Right on!


A winner by a mile. It's beautiful.

Are there any left?



Winning makes me extra hungry

No more, that's it

Let's go downstairs and get our money

Dinner's on me

You go ahead. I want to watch some TV.

What if I disappear with all the money?

Then I chuck your stuff

Take it easy. I'll do the cleaning

when I come back.

Big space.

You live here all by yourself?

It's really nice

So. We won $1,654

It's $800 for me and $800 for you.

The rest already went into our stomachs

Still some there

What are you doing with

all these paper underwear?

I move around

You don't expect me

to wash underwear, do you?

I want to take a shower

Don't worry, I'm not going to look.

I'd rather you go first

All right, all right

Let me make just one more

phone call, Okay.

I can never...

get hold of these guys

Page them

- Hey

- So?

Take it easy

Come on, relax!

I'm not one of your chicks

Don't waste your charm on me

Sleep with you? No!

Sleep here? Yes!

Let me stay one night please?

Second movement:


You're early today

No work today

Yesterday was my last day

Why did you refuse to keep the key?

Oh don't bother

First I'll lose it

second I don't live here

Oh really? So you don't live here?

There aren't many left

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Ivy Ho

Ivy Ho Sai-Hong (Chinese: 岸西) is a Hong Kong screenwriter and film director. Ho's work has received high critical acclaim in Hong Kong. Perry Lam of Muse magazine wrote, 'As a writer, Ho excels as a miniaturist. Whether they are the mainlanders trying to survive and prosper in Hong Kong in 甜蜜蜜 (Comrades: Almost a Love Story) or the middle-aged school teacher trying to do the right thing in 男人四十 (July Rhapsody), the characters she creates are keenly observed, psychologically acute portraits. Her tone is intimate and confessional. The many piquant details her stories contain give her characters and the movies in which they appear a solid foothold in reality.' more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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