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"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Poh Lin Chan ...
Herself (segment "Meant To Be")
Chiew Sung Ching ...
Father (segment "Meant To Be")
Lawrence Yong ...
Son (segment "Meant To Be")
Leong Kooi Eng ...
Mother (segment "Meant To Be")
Elizabeth Choy ...
Herself (segment "Meant To Be")
Seet Keng Yew ...
Security Guard (segment "Finding Love")
Lynn Poh ...
Ann (segment "Finding Love")
Ng Sway Ah ...
Father (segment "Finding Love")
Poh Huat Lim ...
Brother (segment "Finding Love")
Sanwan Bin Rais ...
Security Supervisor (segment "Finding Love")
Toh Cheng Onn ...
Neighbor (segment "Finding Love")
Maximilan Wong ...
Neighbor's Son (segment "Finding Love")
Ezann Lee ...
Jackie (segment "So In Love")
Samantha Tan ...
Sam (segment "So In Love")
Jason Tan ...
Brian (segment "So In Love")
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"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and blind lady of his own age. 2)Fatty, a security guard in his fifties, lives for two things : good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of flats. But, if it is easy to satisfy his first need winning the heart of the distant belle is a horse of another color. 3)Two teenage schoolgirls get to know each other on the Internet. Soon they fall in love. Written by Guy Bellinger

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This film features a theater scene where two schoolgirls are watching a Japanese film. However, we merely hear the dialog but do not see the visual of the film that's supposed to be on the screen. In fact, it was the film's sound man who rounded up some Japanese friends and improvised it during post-production. See more »

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Theresa Poh Lin Chan: Be with me, my beloved love,
Theresa Poh Lin Chan: That my smile may not fade.
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A chance to exercise your imagination
21 January 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The film is special in that it takes away a very essential part of a film: the dialog. The director has to use another way to get across the messages, and this is by no means easy. The viewer also has to adjust to the lack of explicit dialog in order to appreciate the film. I sat through the movies uncomfortably. I nevertheless like the film since it gives me a chance to exercise my imagination.

Another unusual feature of the film is that the three parts of the film do not connect with each other. I see it as a way to express the core idea of individual solitude in a modern society. Everyone is confined to his or her own world. It's not easy to confront this unfortunate aspect of cosmopolitan life. To the extent that the viewer finds the whole film boring, it's already a success. Atomized life is indeed very boring.

I also saw through the deaf and blind character that we should not take our senses for granted. Try imagine how your world would be like if they are taken away from you. The character's will of accepting her physical deficiencies is very inspiring.

In contrast, the parts about the security guard and the short relationship between two young lesbian girls are not worth remembering. It's nothing new. You find these people all the time.


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