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Secret (2007)
"Bu neng shuo de. mi mi" (original title)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Music  -  27 July 2007 (Taiwan)
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Ye Xiang Lun, a talented piano player is a new student at the prestigious Tamkang School. On his first day, he meets Lu Xiao Yu, a pretty girl playing a mysterious piece of music.

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Ye Xiang Lun
Lun Mei Gwei ...
Lu Xiao Yu (as Kwai Lun-Mei)
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Chiu
Kai-xuan Tseng ...
Qing Yi
Devon Song ...
Ah Bao
Jun Lang Huang ...
Ah Lang (as Huang Jun Lang)
Zhan Yuhao ...
Yu Hao
Chase Chang ...
Record Store Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hsun-Wei David Chang ...
Mathematic Teacher
Ming-Ming Su ...
Hsiao-Yu's mum
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Ye Xiang Lun is a music student majoring in piano who just transferred to Tamkang, a school famous for its musically talented students, especially those who play piano. On his first day of school, he hears a mysterious melody being played, and following it meets Lu Xiao Yu, another piano major. When he asks her about the song she was playing, she tells him that it is a secret that cannot be told. The two form a friendship that quickly evolves into a romantic relationship. However unbeknownst to Xiang Lun, there is more to Xiao Yu than initially meets the eye. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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The date on the board when Xiao Yu first goes to class is January 18, 1979 - Jay Chou's birthday. See more »

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Lu Xiao Yu is seen using a correction pen to write on a desk when she returned back to 1979. Correction pens were not introduced until the 1990s. See more »

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Bu neng shuo de. mi mi
("Secret")
Composed and Performed by Jay Chou
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The 10 Untold Secrets
16 September 2007 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

1. familiar plot but with some refreshing elements.

2. beautiful piece of film score which are composed by Jay Chou and Terdsak Janpan .

3. surprisingly good acting by Guey Lun-mei (an adorable and charming girl with potential), great acting by Anthony Wong (such a versatile actor, no doubt), refreshing acting by Alice Tseng Kai-xuan (a girl who possesses sublime beauty and angelic smile) and fairly improved acting by Jay Chou (just being himself by acting cool as usual, i guess?)

4. fancy cinematography with good editing and compositing.

5. intermediate visual effects.

6. cool executed scenes to show off music talent.

7. a combination of sci-fi, comedy, mystery, youthful romance (although Jay looks a bit "mature") and probably horror? (the flashback and liquid paper parts really give me the creeps!)

8. some logical flaws. (eg. the desk in the classroom, get what i mean?)

9. flowing storyline with great atmosphere formed by the cool color theme used.

10. and of course, the director himself-Jay Chou, the Chinese pop icon and idol for many teenagers and young adults.

All of the main ingredients above could be found in "Secret". It's definitely worth your time to explore and reveal the secret by yourself or together with your beloved one. It's quite a touching tear jerker (but not as touching as Be With You, personal opinion...) Well, it might not be the cup of tea for everyone, but it is the bowl of soup for me!

Overall, 8 out of 10 for a freshman film director.

Recommend to all of those who believe in fate and love.


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