Acclaimed Mainland actress Zhou Xun (Best Actress winner for Perhaps Love) takes up two roles in MV director Susie Au's debut feature Ming Ming, which also stars Hong Kong heartthrob Daniel Wu, Taiwanese rising actor Tony Yang (Formula 17), and singer Jeff Chang. With a dizzying avant garde style that distinguishes this piece from other Hong Kong genre films, Ming Ming offers a uniquely stunning visual experience that bears some resemblance to anime, the French New Wave, and even Wong Kar Wai movies.
Zhou Xun is charismatic enough to deliver her two roles dynamically. She is the cool Ming Ming who is good at martial arts, and also the girlish and sassy Nana. Ming Ming falls in love with D (Daniel Wu) and steals $5 million from mob boss Cat (Jeff Chang) so they can go to Harbin together. She hands off the money to Tu (Tony Yang), who mistakenly grabs the hand of Ming Ming-lookalike Nana. Orange-haired Nana, it turns out, is also in love with D. When D disappears to Shanghai, the three of them follow in search.
Having started as a MV director, Susie Au attributes music an important status in her film. She invited veteran musician and producer Anthony Wong Yiu Ming to be the film's music director. Wong also performs a duet with Zhou Xun for the film's theme song.
Ming Ming Trailer (streaming Windows Media)