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Story

The eight-year marriage of Dai Liyan (Wu Jun) and Yuwen (Hu Jin Fan) has let them both unfulfilled and distant. An unexpected visitor arrives from Shanghai, a smartly-dressed doctor called Zhang Zhichen (Bai Qing). He's an old school friend of Dai Liyan's and unbeknownst to her husband, Yuwen's childhood sweetheart. Delighted to be re-acquainted with Zhang, the husband believes that his cultivated guest would be a suitable match for his wife's lively schoolgirl sister, Dai Xiu (Lu Sisi). In turn, Yuwen believes that her former flame could be the solution to her own unhappiness. Elegantly show in long takes and tracking shots by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bing (In The Mood For Love, Millennium Mambo), this is a tightly controlled tale of thwarted desires.

DVD Features

  • Interview with Director Tian from the Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC radio
  • Making of...Featurette
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer
  • Previews
  • Weblinks

Cast

Hu Jingfan
Wu Jun
Xin Baiqing
Ye Xiaokeng
Lu Sisi

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Tian Zhuangzhuang
  • Producer: Palm Pictures
  • Length: 116
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 28, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 23, 2004
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