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In the heart of bustling Hong Kong, the narrative revolves around Ah Wah, a soul entrenched in the gritty rhythms of life. Amidst the urban clamor, he extends his hospitality to his cousin, Ah Ngor, a transient presence seeking refuge in his abode. Within the confines of their shared space, a delicate thread of connection emerges, weaving itself into an intricate tapestry of emotions.

Their encounter, fleeting yet profound, kindles a silent flame of affinity, sparking an unexpected journey of love. Against the backdrop of the city's labyrinthine underworld, where shadows dance with danger and intrigue, Ah Wah and Ah Ngor find themselves enveloped in a whirlwind of passion.

As Ah Wah navigates the labyrinth of debts and obligations that entwine his existence, his steadfast allegiance to his friend Fly becomes entwined with the fervor that ignites between him and Ah Ngor. Their love story unfolds amidst the cacophony of chaos, where every heartbeat is punctuated by the pulse of danger and the echo of betrayal.

Yet amidst the turmoil, amidst the relentless currents of uncertainty, friendship stands as a beacon of solace. In the bond shared between Ah Wah and Fly, in the fraternity that binds them, lies a sanctuary amidst the storm—a sanctuary where loyalty and kinship offer refuge from the tempestuous tides of fate.

Wong Kar Wai's debut film, "As Tears Go By" —

Indeed serves as a precursor to his body of work, both in the themes it explores and its directorial style.