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

 -  Drama | Romance  -  26 April 2006 (France)
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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
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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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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Also Known As:

A Filha do Botânico  »

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€5,300,000 (estimated)
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Beautiful love story in beautiful landscapes
24 May 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The photography in this film is one of the best I've seen in years. Though the story, at first, sounded too simple, I must admit the actors and director did a wonderful job.

There is a small gap (5 minutes long) when you do wonder where the story goes. But it quickly catches up. (that's why it got an 8).

The emotion ran high in the movie-theater and all left quite moved. Some fought back tears.

It is a movie on love. And a beautiful one too. As a romantic film, with its beautiful landscapes, camera moves, photography, this would be a perfect start to an evening.

Also, the music score does ad to it, without taking over.


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