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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
"Les filles du botaniste" (original title)

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At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Min Li
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An Chen (as Xiao Ran Li)
Ling Dong Fu ...
Mr. Chen
Wei-chang Wang ...
Dan
Nhu Quynh Nguyen ...
La directrice de l'orphelinat
Nguyen Van Quang ...
Maître Wang
Linh Thj Bich Thu ...
La femme en cuisine
Phuong-Thanh ...
La vendeuse de journaux
Tuo Jilin ...
Le juge
Dinh Xuang Tung ...
Policier 1
Vuong Trach Vu ...
Police 3
Drieu Van Chau ...
La serveuse du restaurant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chu Hung ...
Man Cage
Yang Jun ...
Bird-catcher
Lê Tung Linh ...
Man Dormitory
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Storyline

Min Li, a trainee botanist is taken in by An's father. In such a beautiful, but lonely setting where the two are treated badly by the few men they communicate with, the women form a bond which quickly turns to unspeakable love. In a swirl of forbidden passion, love and opiate-induced intoxication they find themselves confronted with a society who will not accept same-sex love, a crime punishable by death. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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26 April 2006 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Filha do Botânico  »

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Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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tastefully done story of forbidden love
4 January 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

This story of lesbian love in a culture that forbids it is sensual and erotic without being uncomfortably graphic. It's also slow-moving, so if you're watching just for the physical stuff, be prepared to wait a long while and then be disappointed. The cinematography is beautiful and the gradual build-up makes the romantic feelings seem more real. If you're bothered by a little male-bashing, avoid this film, because to say that both the male characters are unpleasant jerks is putting it mildly. However, interactions with the men serve to expand the story a bit beyond just the relationship between the women. I recommend this film if you can be patient with the pace.


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