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Everlasting Regret (2005)
"Changhen ge" (original title)

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A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally ... See full summary »

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Wang Qiyao
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Officer Li
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Kang Mingxun
Jue Huang ...
Kela
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Duan Wenfang (as Lan Yan)
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Yonghong
Yi Huang ...
Weiwei
Yan Su ...
Lili
Zheng Wei Tan ...
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Lin Yan
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A person's life is destined to be shorter than that of a city. Having spent her whole life in Shanghai, Qiyao has her moments of prosperity and her fair share of loneliness. She finally fades and disappears but Shanghai remains a metropolitan city. Shanghai in the 1930s is glamorous and seductive. A pretty young girl from an ordinary family, Qiyao is lucky enough to win the 2nd runner-up of the "Miss Shanghai" contest. Mr. Cheng, her admirer as well as a photographer who assists her to her success, knows the girl is going to live an extraordinary life. It turns out she is going to witness the decades of changes to her city. 1948, Officer Li, an official in control of the army, keeps her as his lover. During the time, she spends her life at the Parliament ballroom, accompanies him through dangerous situations, and tries to devote all of herself to a man she believes she can spend the rest of her life with. But one day, he disappears and does not return. She never gets to find out the ... Written by Athena Tsui

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,075 (Hong Kong) (14 October 2005)

Gross:

$386,736 (Hong Kong) (14 October 2005)
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Worthwhile to revisit this movie on DVD!
17 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on DVD and focus more on the acting, the background, the directing, the music instead of on the plot.

I must admit, the more you watched this movie, the more you will appreciate it. The editing certainly did not help this movie at the theaters. The movie was so fast moving that one may be lost among the various romantic stories of the leading lady Quiyao.

But, I listened to the director's comments and found out more about the movie than anything. We all certainly think that we are expert in analyzing a movie, however, why don't we all find out why the scenes were edited in that way, or why the actors handled the role in such way. Yes, once you open your mind, you will accept more of how artsy this film is. This movie certainly provoked a lot of thinking.


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