Chan Chen-Pang, better known as the "12th Young Master", was a fashionable playboy who frequented the opium dens prevalent in Hong Kong in 1934, where he met the high-class and much sought-after courtesan, Fleur. They began a passionate love affair, something frowned upon by the family of 12th Master, who held sway over the business of the area. Clearly, their love was doomed when it was found out. Seeing no way to pursue their love in life, on March 8 at 11pm, the couple resolved to commit suicide together by swallowing opium, and promise to meet again in the afterlife. After waiting for Chan in hell for 50 years, Fleur returns to the world of the living to look for him, wondering why he has not emerged. A spirit now, she searches for her lover in a Hong Kong she no longer recognizes. She decides to place a newspaper advertisement seeking Chan (using the code "3811", to indicate the eighth day of the third month at eleven pm, the time of their suicide), and enlists the assistance of Yuen and his understandably suspicious girlfriend, Chor. Fleur did find her lover in the end, but she was surprised, dismayed and felt cheated, as Chen-Pang did not die in the suicide pact. How he survived the suicide attempt was not explained, but Fleur seemed to have understood that he had not been entirely honest on his part. ~~ Based on the novel by Lilian Lee.
Cast & Credits
Protagonist Fleur is a singer & courtesan in a flower house in Hong Kong, she meets & falls in love with 12th master.
He's a heir of pharmacy chains, and this relationship is doomed from the beginning...
When 12th master offers her a suicide pact & Fleur accepts it.
Than we have a time jump around 50-60 years in late 80's of Hong Kong.
Fleur appears on news paper office where Yuen works and tells him that she wants to place an ad to find Chan, who never arrived in the afterlife, she uses a code that indicated time and date, year of her suicide.
Yuen feels sorry for her gives her some money, but she follows her to Yuen's house, Yuen's girl friend first get suspicious thinking that he's cheating on her, but soon understands that she's a ghost.
Yuen's girl friend helps her Fleur to prepare for her meeting with 12th master, but when Fleur learns that 12th master never committed suicide, she felt cheated..
Fleur also helped Yuen & his girl friend, they started to see things from different view of perspective.
I've tried to review it as much as I remember from the movie, it's been a couple of weeks.