Image Gallery Now Loading… Previous Next Close

Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Fan Wei (Actor) | Ju Wen Pei (Actor) | Liu Hua (Actor)
Our Price: US$10.99
Availability: Usually ships within 7 to 14 days
Important information about purchasing this product:
  • This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. For more details, please refer to our return policy.
Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Sign in to rate and write review
No Rating Available

YesAsia Editorial Description

Set Off, directed by debutant Liu Jiang, is the first film completed under China Film Group's young filmmaker funding project. Garnering great word of mouth when it was released theatrically, this low-budget comedy is highly acclaimed for its smart script and great casting, and critics even compare it to 2006's Crazy Stone, another Mainland sleeper hit. Set Off is about Lao Cui (played by comedy star Fan Wei), a good-for-nothing but kind-hearted man running a Chinese restaurant in Cyprus. He comes home to Beijing only to find his wife cheated on him, pregnant with his best friend's baby. Devastated, Cui's misfortune is further compounded by the news that his business partner is going to sell his restaurant. Before he flies back to Cyprus, Cui bumps into a sassy girl named Xiao Xia (played by the multi-talented Ju Wenpei, who is also the film's composer), and his real nightmare has only just begun...
© 2009-2022 YesAsia.com Ltd. All rights reserved. This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Technical Information

Product Title: Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 即日啟程 (DVD) (香港版) 即日启程 (DVD) (香港版) Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Fan Wei (Actor) | Ju Wen Pei (Actor) | Liu Hua (Actor) 范 偉 (Actor) | 居文沛 (Actor) | 劉樺 (Actor) 范伟 (Actor) | 居文沛 (Actor) | 刘桦 (Actor) Fan Wei (Actor) | Ju Wen Pei (Actor) | 劉樺(リウ・ホア) (Actor) Fan Wei (Actor) | Ju Wen Pei (Actor) | Liu Hua (Actor)
Release Date: 2009-01-15
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 5.1
Disc Format(s): DVD, DVD-5
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 95 (mins)
Publisher: Mega Star (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1014027278

Product Information

旅居塞浦路斯的窩囊男人老崔本想發筆洋財後,回國光宗耀袓。誰料願望還未達成。就被逼著回國離婚。匆忙歸國的老崔赫煞發現妻子不但是大著肚子,而且懷的竟還是自己發小朋友老魏的骨肉。面對前妻的冷嘲熱諷,老崔惟有默默吞咽著心中的沮喪。他只想趕快回到塞浦路斯,因為疑結他後半生全部希望、與人合開的中餐館就要被合夥人賣掉。天有不測風雲,倒霉的老崔鬼使神差地意外遇到了一位“災星”似的女孩小夏,從此開始了他噩夢般的日子……
Additional Information may be provided by the manufacturer, supplier, or a third party, and may be in its original language

Other Versions of "Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Customers who bought "Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)" also bought

Search Keywords

The following keywords are associated with this product. Please click on a keyword to search for similar items.

YumCha! Asian Entertainment Reviews and Features

Editor's Pick of "Set Off (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Picked By dian
See all this editor's picks


March 18, 2009

Mr. Nice Guy gets the girl
Although it's not billed as such, Mainland movie Set Off can actually be branded a romantic comedy - just not a typical one. The film delivers the laughs and gets a message across: beautiful babes don't just favor bad boys. Our good old Lao Cui can attest to that.

Cui (veteran comedian Fan Wei) starts off in the Beijing airport as he flies back from Cyprus to divorce his wife, who has cheated on him with his best friend. Barely landed, he receives another smack to the ear: his business partner is selling his restaurant in Cyprus, so he needs to fly back asap. While on his way to the airport, he gets carjacked by a drunken damsel-in-distress, who throws up all over his body. Cui then makes a decision that not only changes his itinerary for the day, but his whole course of life as well.

He escorts this lovely girl named Xia (played by actress Ju Wenpei, who is also the film's composer and score conductor) to her home, where he gets kicked out while stripping to clean his clothes. He then gets pulled into a fight and ends up without luggage and passport, hugging himself shirtless in the cold, one eye bruised. He needs to get to the plane, but with his passport locked inside Xia's home, he can't help but follow her around town. With crooks chasing after her, they are always on the run, and she requests him to help retrieve a locked-away treasure. Soon enough, Cui reluctantly (or otherwise, depends on how you see it) becomes Xia's protector and partner-in-crime.

By this point, everyone should see their relationship is going to be a romantic one, even though Cui may not be the obvious love interest for a girl like Xia: he is old enough to be her daddy. He is fat, but his wallet is not. And his appearance... well that's nothing to write home about. Initially, Xia sees him as a nice fool to be taken advantage of, but as an abusive boyfriend and an unexpected pregnancy enter the picture later on, Xia begins to find herself emotionally attached to Cui, and, before he knows it, the knight in shineless armor has captured the princess's heart.
This original content has been created by or licensed to YesAsia.com, and cannot be copied or republished in any medium without the express written permission of YesAsia.com.

Browse Other Related Categories

Raging Fire Terrorizers Love After Love Drifting Coffin Homes Eternal Summer Kidnapped Soul
  • Region & Language: Hong Kong United States - English
  • *Reference Currency: No Reference Currency
 Change Preferences 
Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the features of our site, including the ability to make a purchase.
Cookie Preferences Close

We use data cookies to store your online preferences and collect information. You can use this interface to enable or disable sets of cookies with varying functions.


These cookies are required to use core website features and are automatically enabled when you use the site. They also enable use of the Shopping Cart and Checkout processes, assist in regulatory and security issues, measure traffic and visits, and retrieve order information for affiliate commissions. We use the information collected to evaluate and improve the performance of your shopping experience.
These cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. Marketing Cookies are placed by third-party providers with our permission, and any information collected may be shared with other organizations such as publishers or advertisers.
These cookies enable us to provide better services based on how users use our website, and allow us to improve our features to deliver better user experience. Information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

    Cancel