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92 Legendary La Rose Noire

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Traditional  92黑玫瑰對黑玫瑰
Directed by  Jeffrey Lau
Initial release  2 July 1992 (Hong Kong)
Music director  Lowell Lo
7/10 IMDb

Simplified  92黑玫瑰对黑玫瑰
Produced by  Laura Fau Chiu Li-kuan
Director  Jeffrey Lau
Box office  22.81 million HKD
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Mandarin  Jiǔ Èr Hēi Méi Guī Duì Hēi Méi Guī
Cantonese  Gau Ji Hak Mui Gwai Deoi Hak Mui Gwai
Awards  Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
Cast  Tony Leung Ka‑Fai, Teresa Mo, Fung Bo Bo, Maggie Shiu, Wong Wan‑sze
Similar  Farewell China, Black Rose Academy, Reign Behind the Curtain, Rose Rose I Love You, The Eagle Shooting Heroes

92 Legendary La Rose Noire is a 1992 Hong Kong comedy film written and directed by Jeffrey Lau and starring Tony Leung, Maggie Shiu, Teresa Mo, Wong Wan-sze and Fung Bo Bo. The film was nominated for eight awards at the 12th Hong Kong Film Awards, where Leung won his second Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor and Fung won her first Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actress. 92 Legendary La Rose Noire was ranked number 75 of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures at the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards. The film was followed two sequels, one released in 1993 titled Rose Rose I Love You, where Leung reprises his role but features a new storyline, and another released in 1997 confusingly titled Black Rose II, also featuring a new storyline and different cast.



Children's novel writer Butterfly Wong (Maggie Shiu) is unsuccessful in her career and relationship. One time, while attempting suicide, a couple nearby mistaken her for a robber. Wanting to return items left behind by the couple, Butterfly heads to the couple's home, accompanied by her friend, Chow Wai-kuen (Teresa Mo). There, they witness an illegal drug trade, followed by a mutual slaughter among the drug dealers. In order to avoid police suspicion, Butterfly imitates Black Rose, a vigilante character who appeared in 1960s Hong Kong films, and left a note behind. As a result, The real Black Rose's apprentices, Piu-hung (Fung Bo Bo) and Yim-fan (Wong Wan-sze), kidnap Butterfly. Detective Keith Lui (Tony Leung), who has a crush on Butterfly, proceeds to rescue her. However, Piu-hung and Yim-fan mistaken Keith for their ex-lover and locks him up as well.


  • Tony Leung Ka-fai as Keith Lui (呂奇), a police detective who resides above Butterfly's apartment and has a crush on her.
  • Maggie Shiu as Butterfly Wong (黃蝴蝶), a children's novel writer.
  • Teresa Mo as Chow Wai-kuen (周維娟), Butterfly's best friend.
  • Wong Wan-sze as Yim-fan (豔芬), Black Rose #1, Black Rose's apprentice who has an aggressive personality.
  • Fung Bo Bo as Piu-hung (飄紅), Black Rose #2, Black Rose's apprentice who suffers from amnesia.
  • Lawrence Ah Mon as Butterfly's superior and the head publisher.
  • Chan Fai-hung as Fred (林超), Wai-kuen's husband.
  • Teddy Yip as Fred's insurance agency boss.
  • Lam Lap-sam as Alan, a drug dealer who mistaken Butterfly to be a robber and was killed by Mo Leung.
  • Karen Suen as Apple, Alan's girlfriend who colludes with Mo Leung before being shot and killed by the latter.
  • Calvin Poon as a news reporter.
  • Thomas Lam as Chuen (阿全), a police officer and Butterfly's ex-wife.
  • Cheung Ying-choi as Superintendent Cheung (張警司), the head of the police station who knows about the legend of Black Rose.
  • Guy Lai as Superintendent Lai (黎警司), a corrupt officer who colludes with Mo Leung.
  • Chan Yuen-kai as Jinx (夜叉), a rascal who is Butterfly's neighbor.
  • Cheung Kwok-leung as Mo Leung (巫良), Mad Bill's top underling.
  • Yip Chun as Mad Bill (喪標), a drug dealer.
  • Lam Sing-ming as Mo Leung's fat underling who spied on Wai-kuen and knocked her unconscious.
  • Yue Ming as Uncle #1 at Yim-fan's wedding.
  • Bak Man-biu as Uncle #2 at Yim-fan's wedding.
  • Szema Wah Lung as Uncle #3 at Yim-fan's wedding.
  • Fong Ping as Aunt 13 (十三姨), who shows up at Yim-fan's wedding.
  • Tang Tai-wo as one of Bill's thugs.
  • Lam Kwok-kit as one of Bills thugs.
  • Ng Kwok-kin as a policeman
  • Alex Yip as one of Bill's thugs.
  • Lui Siu-ming as one of Bill's thugs.
  • Yeung Jing-jing
  • Theme song

  • The Beautiful Butterfly (美麗的花蝴蝶)
  • Composer/Lyricist/Singer: Jeremy Chang
  • Insert theme

  • Ex-Love is Like a Dream (舊歡如夢)
  • Composer: Hsu Shi
  • Lyricist: Pong Chau-wah
  • Singer: Wong Wan-sze, Fung Bo Bo, Lowell Lo
  • Come Back (你回來吧)
  • Composer: Ichikawa Shousuke
  • Lyricist: Yim Foon
  • Singer: Wong Wan-sze, Fung Bo Bo, Lowell Lo
  • Critical

    Andrew Sarooch of Far East Films gave the film a score of 3.5 out of 5 stars praising the performance of actors Tony Leung Ka-fai and Fung Bo Bo, the action sequences and director Jeffrey Lau's direction as "Colourful, genre-defying and almost out-of-control". LoveHKFilm gave the film a positive review, praising Leung's comedic performance and states although the film "may lose some people, but it nonetheless possesses its own unique sensibilities and an inexplicable bizarre charm".

    Box office

    The film HK$22,806,044 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 2 July to 23 December 1993.


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