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He's a Woman, She's a Man

He's a Woman, She's a Man
He's a Woman, She's a Man DVD cover
Directed by Peter Chan
Produced by Eric Tsang
Starring Leslie Cheung
Anita Yuen
Carina Lau
Eric Tsang
Jordan Chan
Music by Clarence Hui
Tsui Tsang-hei
Cinematography Henry Chan
Edited by Chan Ki-hop
United Filmmakers Organisation
Distributed by Mandarin Films Distribution Co. Ltd.
Release dates
  • 23 July 1994 (1994-07-23)
Running time
107 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office HK$29,131,628

He's a Woman, She's a Man (金枝玉葉 or Gam Chi Yuk Yip) is a 1994 film directed by Peter Chan Ho Sun and written by James Yuen and Lee Chi Ngai. It stars Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing, Anita Yuen Wing Yee, Carina Lau Kar Ling, Jordan Chan Siu Chun and Eric Tsang Chi Wai. Its many awards garnered include Best Actress at the 14th Annual HK Film Awards for Anita Yuen and Best Original Song for 'Chase' by Leslie Cheung. It was followed by a sequel: Who's the Woman, Who's the Man? in 1996. The theme song is 'Chase' (追) sung by Leslie Cheung (Most Beloved album, 1995).


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Awards and nominations 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5


Wing (Anita Yuen) is a sassy girl who deeply idolizes Rose (Carina Lau), a pop singer, and Rose's boyfriend, top record producer and songwriter Sam (Leslie Cheung). Rose has been groomed by Sam, achieving stardom and international acclaim. With her success, Sam decides to try his hand at bringing up a male singer. He decides to announce a country-wide, males-only talent search, much to his former protegée's chagrin.

Wing, desperate to meet her idols, seizes this opportunity and enters the contest disguised as a male. Her childhood friend (Jordan Chan) trains her to perfect this whimsical idea.

As fate would have it, Wing succeeds in the audition thanks to the poor quality of those auditioning and in part to Rose's taunts. Rose challenges Sam to see to the idea of him bringing up a (relatively) talentless Wing.

Wing is later invited to stay at Sam and Rose's home for her/"his" musical education. Wing tries unsuccessfully to reconcile the two lovers' difference. Trouble and comedy ensue as she finds herself falling for Sam and vice versa, despite him thinking she is a he.


Awards and nominations

See also

External links

  • IMDb entry
  • HK cinemagic entry
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