MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 68,182 this week

Beauty Remains (2005)
"Mei ren yi jiu" (original title)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 78 users   Metascore: 49/100
Reviews: 4 user | 6 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

Set in 1948 against the backdrop of Communism's rise, "Fei" is the story of two sisters--Fei and Ying--bound together by the will of their late father, a legendary business entrepreneur, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 11 Jan 2011
 
a list of 185 titles
created 15 Jul 2011
 
a list of 630 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "Beauty Remains" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Beauty Remains (2005)

Beauty Remains (2005) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Beauty Remains.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Painted Skin (2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An action-thriller centered on a vampire-like woman who eats the skins and hearts of her lovers.

Directors: Gordon Chan, Andy Wing-Keung Chin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Xun Zhou, Wei Zhao, Kun Chen
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Zhou Sun
Suzhou River (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou
Stars: Xun Zhou, Hongshen Jia, Zhongkai Hua
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Jet Li, Xun Zhou, Kun Chen
The Message (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kuo-fu Chen, Qunshu Gao
Stars: Xun Zhou, Hanyu Zhang, Bingbing Li
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Director: Te-Kai Liu
Stars: Xin-zhi Qiu, Meijuan Xi, Li Zeng
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Jae-young Kwak
Stars: Xun Zhou, Dawei Tong, Wallace Chung
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Xiaosong Gao
Stars: Xun Zhou, Yu Xia, Shu Pu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Shujun Shi
Stars: Xun Zhou, Li Cao, Chunxiao Liu
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A prostitute named Tong Tong enters the life of a man who runs a barbecue pork restaurant and quickly begins to ruin his life, as well as the life of his two rotund sons, and a local gangster.

Director: Fruit Chan
Stars: Xun Zhou, Glen Chin, You-Nam Wong
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A series of intertwining stories focus on the lives and transformations of three women.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Xun Zhou, Lun Mei Gwei, Yuqi Zhang
Maid in Green (TV Series 1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Winston Chao, Xun Zhou, Andrew Lin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Xue Ju
...
Woman Gambler
Chang Shen ...
Miss Bai
Zhiwen Wang ...
Mr. Huang
...
Ying Zi
Lixin Yang
...
Fei
Edit

Storyline

Set in 1948 against the backdrop of Communism's rise, "Fei" is the story of two sisters--Fei and Ying--bound together by the will of their late father, a legendary business entrepreneur, and their shared love for a charismatic ex-boxer, Huang. They are two women whose paths have been dictated by the often cruel decrees of the men their lives--two women who must somehow transcend that influence...or lose everything. Written by SK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

14 February 2005 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Beauty Remains  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,248 (USA) (21 September 2007)

Gross:

$3,248 (USA) (21 September 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Where there's a will..
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

...there's a Fei. And a Ying Zi and good old Mr. Huang.

The pleasure in this movie is in the senses, with great visuals, artistic camera work and period western music.

Ying and Fei are half-sisters thrown together at the will of their father. Literally. Fei was his child by a maid who was subsequently dismissed, although Fei's schooling has been supported. At his death he stipulates a reconciliation (of sorts) before Ying may inherit the estate.

The story gains a stronger emphasis as the inevitable love triangle develops with Mr. Huang, Ying's "fiance". As in so many of these doomed relationships Mr. Huang wishes "I want them both" to which a friend says "then have them both, you're the man".

The plot features yearning for family and for affection, played out without one ever being sure of the authenticity; the characters' motives are sometimes stated but more often only indicated by a glance, a shift in posture or a change in framing, often exquisitely done.

The characters pursue their destinies (always with great visual style) while almost oblivious to the impeding doom of their society collapsing, their fates foreshadowing the great changes soon to take place in Mao's China.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Beauty Remains (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?