Needing You...

Needing You...
Traditional 孤男寡女
Simplified 孤男寡女
Mandarin Gū Nán Guǎ Nǚ
Cantonese Gu1 Naam4 Gwaa2 Neoi2
Directed by Johnnie To
Wai Ka-fai
Produced by Johnnie To
Wai Ka-fai
Screenplay by Wai Ka-fai
Yau Nai-hoi
Story by Cindy Tang
Starring Andy Lau
Sammi Cheng
Music by Cacine Wong
Cinematography Cheng Siu-Keung
Edited by Law Wing-cheung
Distributed by China Star Entertainment Group
Release dates
  • 22 June 2000 (2000-06-22)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$35,214,661

Needing You... is a 2000 Hong Kong romantic comedy film, produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai, starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng.

Needing You... is the first film produced by One Hundred Years of Film, a subsidiary of China Star Entertainment Group.


Kinki Kwok (Sammi Cheng) is a somewhat scatter-brained office worker at an electronics firm, who is down on her luck with love. Her boyfriend, Dan (Gabriel Harrison), cheats on her and treats her like a doormat. She is given to fits of pathological cleaning under emotional stress. Her workplace is full of gossip-mongers perpetually looking to shirk work.

Andy Lau plays Andy Cheung, her department manager. A womanizing bachelor who has to fight office politicking at the top, he comes to appreciate Kinki's work ethic and good-naturedness as something of a rarity in the company.

After Kinki helped Andy defuse a sticky work situation, Andy offers to help his subordinate in her private love life. He plots with Kinki to get back at Dan, her philandering boyfriend. In the process, the two realize they may harbor romantic feelings for each other.

Andy's old flame, Fiona (Fiona Leung) attempts to intervene, trying to hook Kinki up with young internet billionaire Roger (Raymond Wong). Although Kinki does not fancy Roger, she realize that Andy is showing fits of unease and jealousy that is pleasing her.


Box office

During the slump in the Hong Kong film industry of the late 1990s, Needing You... raked in HK$6.5 million during its first three days of release in Hong Kong, and amassed a total of HK$35 million in Hong Kong alone, rivaling John Woo's American film, Mission: Impossible II, which screened during the same period in Hong Kong and triumphing all other Hong Kong films screened for the past few years. In the same year, Summer Holiday earned HK$21 million, which was ranked 2nd best-selling local film after Needing You... in Hong Kong.


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