As Tears Go By

Synopsis: A low-level triad "big brother" has a hot-tempered "little brother" who can't keep out of trouble, and consequently is in constant need of being bailed out by his protector. The "big brother" is super cool, but lacks the ambition to rise in the ranks of the triad societies - and once he meets his cousin from Kowloon and falls in love with her, he even thinks about leaving "the life".
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Kar-Wai Wong
Production: In-Gear Film
  2 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min


Hello, is it Ha-tau?

l`m Auntie!

What`s the matter?

Are you still sleeping?

l`ll call you later



lt`s you again, Auntie!

You still didn`t get up!

Then l call you later

Oh, no need! Just go on!

The problem is that your

cousin is not feeling well

and will go to see doctor!

To avoid wasting time in travelling

l`ll let her live with you for

several day! OK?

Didn`t l have a cousin really?

She`s your second uncle`s

daughter, Ah-ngor!

Who is it?

l just thought that you were out!

l`m Ah-ngor!

You are my cousin, aren`t you?

Just treat yourself at home!

There are kitchen and washroom

Hello! Someone`s calling me!

Tell him to call me later!


Hello! Can l speak to Brother Wah?

He`s sleeping. Who is calling?

You don`t even know me

You must be his new friend

l`m Fly! Who are you?

l am his cousin!

Cousin?! Never mind!

Tell him that l`m waiting for

bargaining with Fat-karl

Tell him to contact me

when he get up



Hello, Cousin!

Didn`t Brother Wah get up?

Didn`t still! ls it urgent?

Didn`t you want me to wake him up?

No, thanks! lf he get up,

tell him that l`m still

waiting for Fat-karl

and tell him to call me!


Go to sleep if you are tired!

l could sleep in the living room tonight!

Why do you wear a gauze-mask?

To avoid infecting other!

What kind of disease?

The doctor said that my lung

is malfunctioning

and tell me to see a specialist

You won`t die!

Just eat more oranges and

you`ll be alright!

So strange!

A guy called Fly had phoned you

several time a while ago!

Really? What did he say?


Hello, little cousin!

Haven`t Brother Wah get up?


l`m still staying with Fat-karl

for collecting debt

Damn it! You still haven`t

get the money till now?

He`s just making fun of you!

you stay there and l come at once!

l cannot go for dinner

with you tonight!

Here`s one hundred dollars

for your dinner!

The key is under the carpet!

Take it off, would you?

lt isn`t looking good

Have a cup of tea first!

Fat-karl, l tell you...

l`m doing you favour

to talk with you

for such a long time

l, Fly, am not famous

because l`m not qualified

also my Big Brother always

tell me to be subtle

Did you know Mr Aeroplane

of Agah-chee Wan?!

He had made a debt of $1 600

and just paid it late for two days,

now he cannot fly,

and have to sit on a wheel chair

l did that with my own hands

Are you trying to frighten me?

He, Aeroplane, is a nobody

and cannot be compared to me

l tell you...

l, Fat-karl,

never before have the habit

of paying debt

Let`s say that Big-Circle

who were more powerful...

and now Big-Circle

becomes Small-Circle!

Do you know why?

lt was because he forced me

to pay his debt,

so l hit him nearly into death

He now get only one eye left!

Just having two years experience

don`t you have the guts to collect my debt?

l got knife-scars more than

the number of your leg`s hair!

Scar? My Big Brother has one!

l`ll cut myself if you have!

Cut yourself then!

Haven`t you finish talking?

We`re in the beginning still!

Still in the beginning for so many hours!

Don`t you want to die?

Don`t move! Everybody don`t move!

Would you pay the debt?

Yes, yes! Why wouldn`t l?

lt`s unbelievable! So easy!

l know, just by his face,

that he is a sheep wearing tiger`s skin

With so many companions,

they will strike you in the very

beginning if they have guts

You are right!

This is for you!

Thank you, Brother!

Where are you going Big Brother?

Brother Wah!

Visiting Mabel?


She hasn`t go for work yet!

l`ll wait for her downstairs

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Jeffrey Lau

Jeffrey Lau Chun-Wai (simplified Chinese: 刘镇伟; traditional Chinese: 劉鎮偉; pinyin: Liú Zhènwěi; born 2 August 1952) is a Hong Kong film director, screenwriter, actor and producer. Lau is famous for writing and directing "mo lei tau" comedies. His comedies include A Chinese Odyssey (with Stephen Chow) and Chinese Odyssey 2002, the latter which was voted Best 2002 Film by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. more…

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