桃花運
Desire of the Heart (2008)
Alias: Desires of the Heart
Alias: Desires of Love
Country: People's Republic of China
Language: Mandarin 
Rating: II A (Hong Kong) 
Release Date: 11/20/2008
 
Director
  Ma Li-Wen
 
Script
  Ma Li-Wen
 
Producers
  Henry Fong Ping
  Cheung Hong-Tat
 
 
Cast
  Ge You    
  Vivian Wu Jun-Mei ... Ye Sheng Ying
  Guo Tao ... Zhang Su
  Mei Ting ... Zhang Ying
  Yuen Qiu ... Gao Ya Juan
  Duan Yi-Hong ... Zong Tian Kuo
  Li Xiao-Lu ... Xiao Mei
  Song Jia (1) ... Lin Cong
  Geng Le ... Zhao Da
  Jerry Li Chen ... Guan Xiang
  Cong Shan (1) ... Ye's friend
  Liu Zhen-Yun ... Wei Xiang
  Chen Xibei ... Xiao Mei's girlfriend
  Fan Bing-Bing ... Victim with spectacles
  Li Na ... Mei Ting's girlfriend
  Gao Fei (6) ... Mei Ting's girlfriend
  Li Feng-Xu (1) ... Ruo Ruo
  Li Ping (5) ... [Yuen Qiu: voice]
 
Production Companies
  Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd.
  Edko Films Ltd.
  Media Asia Films Ltd.
 
Production Manager
  Ding Xiao-Peng
  Stephen Lam Bing-Kwan
 
Sound Recordist
  Rocky Zhang Jin-Yan
 
Art Director
  Tang Zheng-Yu
  Cao Jiu-Ping
 
Planning
  Ren Yue (1)
  Si Yeung-Ping
 
Lighting
  Chan Hon-Wing (1)
 
Makeup
  Jiang Jing-Yu
 
Story
  Ma Li-Wen
  He Di
 
Cinematographer
  Wu Di (1)
  Chan Wai-Lin (1)
 
Editor
  Zhan Hai-Hong
 
Costume Designer
  Liu Xin-Nian
  Sun Jia (1)
 
Presenter
  Song Dai
  Bill Kong Chi-Keung
  John Chong Ching
 
Sound Editor
  Rocky Zhang Jin-Yan
 
Assistant Director
  Ren Fei (1)
 
Composer
  Henry Lai Wan-Man
 
 
 
Summary
 

Originally written as the story of one man (played by mainland star Ge You) and his affairs with five women, the pic started shooting in June 2006, with Ge and actresses Vivian Wu and Fan Bingbing. After production halted -- reportedly because of a dispute between Ma and Ge -- Ma went on to direct the black comedy "Lost and Found." Production on "Desires" resumed in August 2008 under the banner of three Hong Kong companies, and with the the script cleverly reworked so the Ge/Wu story is just one of five couples' separate stories. Some of Fan's footage survives in a brief flashback near the end of the Ge/Wu tale. (Variety review)