MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 690 this week

Yang Yang (2009)

 -  Drama  -  7 August 2009 (Taiwan)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 217 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 5 critic

Yang-yang is a French-Chinese mix. She has never seen her French father. She does not speak a single French word. Her mum has re-married but she has been very lonely. She started working at... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

E.S.F. review
| Twitch

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 23 May 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 01 Oct 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 86 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Yang Yang" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Yang Yang (2009)

Yang Yang (2009) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Yang Yang.
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Monga (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in 1980s Taiwan, after the end of military dictatorship, Monga centers around the troubled lives of five boys coming of age together. The narrator of the story, Mosquito, is invited to ... See full summary »

Director: Doze Niu
Stars: Ethan Juan, Mark Chao, Ju-Lung Ma
Spider Lilies (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When Jade, a web-cam girl visits Takeko's tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, ... See full summary »

Director: Zero Chou
Stars: Rainie Yang, Isabella Leong, John Shen
Ilo Ilo (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Singapore, late 90s. The friendship between the maid Teresa and young boy Jiale ignite the mother's jealousy, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen
Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani
Pushing Hands (1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Bo Z. Wang, Sihung Lung, Lai Wang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Sihung Lung, Yu-Wen Wang, Chien-Lien Wu
Double Vision (2002)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.

Director: Kuo-fu Chen
Stars: Tony Ka Fai Leung, David Morse, Rene Liu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

Director: Chih-yen Yee
Stars: Lun Mei Gwei, Bo-lin Chen, Yolin Liang
Design 7 Love (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Seven people with seven love stories. They ignite the love and hate hidden under the table. In this battle of love, who will survive and who will lose? When the boundary between lies and ... See full summary »

Director: Hung-i Chen
Stars: Tiffany Ann Hsu, Morning Tzu-Yi Mo, Thomas Price
Do Over (2006)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Do Over follows five characters over twenty four hours on the last day of the year. As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to ... See full summary »

Director: Yu-Chieh Cheng
Stars: Josephine A. Blankstein, Kai-Hsun Chuang, Genie Chuo
Cape No. 7 (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters.

Director: Te-Sheng Wei
Stars: Van, Chie Tanaka, Min-Hsiung
Days We Stared at the Sun (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Yuan Huang, Chien-He Wu, Chia-Yu Chang
Miao Miao (2008)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Hsiao-tse Cheng
Stars: Chia-yen Ko, Sandrine Pinna, Wing Fan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sandrine Pinna ...
Yang Yang
Bryant Chang ...
Shawn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lu-Hao Chu ...
Coach Chen
Chien-Wei Huang ...
Ming-Ren (as Chien-wei Huang)
Khan Lee ...
Mr. Wu
Bo-Chieh Wang
Edit

Storyline

Yang-yang is a French-Chinese mix. She has never seen her French father. She does not speak a single French word. Her mum has re-married but she has been very lonely. She started working at the entertainment industry. The fact that she is a mix is a good selling point. The film depicts how Yang-yang dealt with her life, her relationships with men, with her mother and friends. Written by Yuwei Lin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 August 2009 (Taiwan)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another brilliant Taiwanese allegory
23 November 2009 | by (Planet X) – See all my reviews

I almost missed seeing this movie at a recent film festival because the organizers didn't classify it as Chinese. That is essentially what "Yang Yang" is about: the problem of Taiwanese identity. Other Taiwanese directors have wrestled with this theme, for example, Hou Hsiao-hsien in "Three Times" and "Millenium Mambo," or Tsai Ming-liang in "The Hole" and "What Time Is It There?" or Yee Chih-yen in "Blue Gate Crossing," or even Ang Lee in "Lust, Caution," and, if you squint at it, "The Hulk." Like these movies, "Yang Yang" portrays a set of trials that are so immediate and insoluble, and shot at such unpleasant proximity, that my first reaction was to try to distance myself from what I was seeing. But the acting is so good, and the symbolism is so intelligent, and the story is so universal, that "Yang Yang" made me realize that Taiwan's problems are everybody's problems, and instead of dragging through a typical Bildungsroman I left the theater exalted. 9/10. With haunting music by Lim Giong.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Yang Yang (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?