'Rouge' is an iconic 1987 movie starring Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui, two of Hong Kong's all-time biggest stars. Adapted from the eponymous novel by prolific Hong Kong novelist Lilian Lee, 'Rouge' tells the story of how the ghost of alluring courtesan Fleur (Anita Mui) has been looking for her lost lover. She’s been waiting in the afterlife for Chan Chen-Peng (Leslie Cheung) the playboy son of a wealthy family, since 1934. When one night, she walks into a newsroom to place a missing person ad in the local newspaper, she draws journalist couple Yuen-Ting and Ah Chor into the story of her doomed romance. Will Fleur ever find Chan? Does love really last… forever?
‘Rouge’ is largely staged in 1930s Shek Tong Tsui and filmed there on location in 1987. In this walking route, you will retrace the steps of the star-crossed lovers and visit some of the locations featured in the film.
In the early 1900s, Shek Tong Tsui was an entertainment hotspot as well as a well-known red-light district. By the time the 1980s rolled around, and 'Rouge' was filmed, there wasn't much left of its playful past. But if you look closely, you'll still be able to spot traces of its rich history.
To encapsulate the feeling of days long gone, the photos of present-day Shek Tong Tsui in this walking route are shot on 35mm film.
Join us for a double nostalgic journey through time, to 1930s and 1980s Hong Kong!