Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai in a still from Comrades, Almost a Love Story. In a previously unpublished interview, director Peter Chan expands on his casting choices and the significance of Teresa Teng.
Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai in a still from Comrades, Almost a Love Story. In a previously unpublished interview, director Peter Chan expands on his casting choices and the significance of Teresa Teng.

Comrades, Almost a Love Story, 25 years on: director Peter Chan on casting superstars Leon Lai and Maggie Cheung and its reflection of the tough lives of migrants in 1980s Hong Kong

  • Director Peter Chan was ‘very convinced’ about casting pop idol Leon Lai, less so about actress Maggie Cheung, he said in a previously unpublished interview
  • Chan also talks about why the film isn’t a love story. Rather, it’s about life in ’80s Hong Kong for migrants from China like the lead characters, and singer Teresa Teng

Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai in a still from Comrades, Almost a Love Story. In a previously unpublished interview, director Peter Chan expands on his casting choices and the significance of Teresa Teng.
Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai in a still from Comrades, Almost a Love Story. In a previously unpublished interview, director Peter Chan expands on his casting choices and the significance of Teresa Teng.
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