MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,450 this week

Yang Yang (2009)

 -  Drama  -  7 August 2009 (Taiwan)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 213 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...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 610 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 18 Feb 2012
 
a list of 86 titles
created 11 Jul 2012
 
a list of 98 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 
a list of 128 titles
created 8 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 6.8/10

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... 

Double Vision (2002)
Horror | 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 Leung Ka Fai, David Morse, Rene Liu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao. She's young, lovely, and aimless. He's a slacker. Cigarettes and ... See full summary »

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Stars: Qi Shu, Jack Kao, Chun-hao Tuan
Secret (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Jay Chou
Stars: Jay Chou, Lun Mei Gwei, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A married man begins to question his sexual orientation as he and his wife consider having another child.

Director: Arvin Chen
Stars: Richie Ren, Mavis Fan, Lawrence Ko
Izo (2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda
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, Shu-hui Liang
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
Love I (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.

Director: Doze Niu
Stars: Qi Shu, Mark Chao, Wei Zhao
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a... See full summary »

Director: Kar Wai Wong
Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Chen 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
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy.

Director: Chang Jung-chi
Stars: Harry Chang, Simon Hsueh, Lian-yu Huang
Days We Stared at the Sun (TV Series 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Yuan Huang, Chien-He Wu, Chia-Yu Chang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sandrine Pinna ...
Yang Yang
Bryant Chang ...
Shawn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jian-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:
?