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8 February 2007 (China) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Leon Lai ... Shen Junchu
Rene Liu ... Sansan

Bingbing Fan ... Xu Manli
Songzi Xu ... Rong Ma
Yuzhi Zheng ... Shen's mother
Niu Ben ... Gatekeeper
Koan Hui ... Shen's friends
Lei Zhao ... Director
Li Qian ... Actress

Directed by
Hua-Tao Teng 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chia-lu Chang  (as Jialu Zhang)
Qianling Yang 

Produced by
Kuo-fu Chen .... executive producer
Jiayi Du .... producer
Kun Tao .... producer
Zhongjun Wang .... producer
Zhonglei Wang .... producer
Original Music by
Cincin Lee 
Norman Orenstein 
Cinematography by
Ping Bin Lee 
Film Editing by
Angie Lam 
Art Direction by
Feng Ligang 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Donnell Quinn .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Chris Goodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Qianqian Ke .... foley artist
Jiajia Mok .... sound effects editor
Terry Tu .... foley artist (as Hao Tu)
Terry Tu .... foley mixer
Terry Tu .... sound premixer
Sam Wang .... sound designer
Sam Wang .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Koan Hui .... visual effects supervisor
Jiabin Tan .... animator

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Also Known As:
"Xin zhong you gui" - China (original title)
"Matrimony" - USA (DVD title)
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91 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A gentle ghost story, 30 October 2009
Author: AirPlant from United Kingdom

Sansan (Rene Liu ) finds herself in an unhappy arranged marriage to melancholic film director Junchu (Leon Lai). She lives in the shadow of Junchus lover Manli (played by the ethereally beautiful Bingbing Fan) who was killed the year before. Lonely ...(read more) and despairing for the survival of her marriage, Sansan enters into a pact with Manlis ghost to win Junchus heart. There is much to like, all the performances from the small cast are spot on (Rene Liu is perfect as the shy, unhappy wife, and Bingbing Fan is a revelation). Although ostensibly a ghost story, this is suitable for those who normally steer clear of the genre, the horror element is played way down and is secondary to the wistful tale of love lost and, perhaps found again. The cinematography is superb, with Shanghai of the 50s brought to gorgeous, vibrant life. A lovely film deserving of a wider audience and, certainly not routine or clichéd.

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