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Fleeing by Night (2000)
"Ye ben" (original title)

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Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the unsettling relationship between three characters. Ing'er, the daughter of a theatre-owner, welcomes the return of Shao-dung, her fiancee and... See full summary »

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Rene Liu ...
Wei Ying Er
Lei Huang ...
Hsu Shaodong
Chao-te Yin ...
Lin Chung
Leon Dai ...
Huang Zilei (as Li-jen Tai)
Yaoxuan Shu
Ya-Lei Kuei
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Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the unsettling relationship between three characters. Ing'er, the daughter of a theatre-owner, welcomes the return of Shao-dung, her fiancee and a fine cellist from America. Shao-dung soon finds himself captivated by the opera "Fleeing By Night" and its celebrated actor, Lin Chung, whose voice seems to articulate something within himself. While Shao-dung attempts to blend eastern and western music, Ing'er becomes torn between her affection for both men, and an awareness of the growing intimacy between them. Written by Strand Releasing <www.strandreleasing.com>

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$5,363 (USA) (3 May 2002)

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$12,789 (USA) (24 May 2002)
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A gentle movie full of the pain and joy of love
3 February 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film recently on TV and even on a small screen found it a wonderful viewing experience.

The story moves along at a graceful pace allowing us to observe a 'classic' love triangle in the context of 1930s Chinese culture. Others have provided excellent plot overviews and I would encourage you to read them below.

This film reminded me of the 'love' issues raised from a different angle in the Korean movie 'Bungee Jumping of Their Own'. Both movies tackle challenging subjects in a sensitive manner and leave you thinking about the characters and the plot for months afterward.

I am keen to see 'Ye ben' on a big screen and encourage anyone who wants a truly moving experience to do likewise.

For me - 9/10


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