23 year-old woman Chai Lam has been diagnosed with leukaemia and is given only a 30% chance of recovery. One day she sees a man fishing a wallet out of a garbage can. He turns out to be a Mongolia-born "lost and found" expert whose name translates into Cantonese as "That Worm." A gregarious sort, Worm (who knows nothing about Lam's condition) tackles the woman's request that he find Eurasian sailor Ted, whom she last saw four days ago. She has become interested in Ted and his home, the Scottish island of St. Kilda, which consists mostly of graveyards. When her rather cold and distant father refuses to allow her to continue working, Lam throws away her medication and decides that she would like to visit the island, which is known as "The Edge of the World." She and Worm are eventually able to track Ted down just as he is about to fly back home and take over running the family inn. Before she accepts Ted's invitation to visit him on St. Kilda, Lam helps Worm to try and grant the wish of a young girl, whose mother is in the hospital and on the verge of death.
Singer-actress Kelly Chan Wai-Lam portrays honourably a young woman suffering from a lethal disease. And, it's nice to watch Takeshi Kaneshiro acting pretty seriously, after his adventures with Mister Wong Kar-Wai. The message of the movie is to spend the remaining time of your life doing as much good as possible. A simple, clear and efficient way to direct actors makes the audience easily feel the characters and understand their desires and their motivations.
When it came out, Lost & Found...