6.1/10
340
3 user 17 critic

Gao hai ba zhi lian II (2012)

(Cantonese/Mandarin with English Subtitles) After a popular actor is jilted at the altar by an actress he travels to the mountainous area of Yunnan province. There, he finds true love with ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An original twist on an eternal triangle, where secret crush and unrequited love take on altogether newfangled meanings of their own.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Louis Koo, Yuanyuan Gao, Daniel Wu
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two former lovers find themselves irresistibly drawn back together, despite the fact that each of them is engaged to someone else.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Vic Chou, Aaron Chow, Yuanyuan Gao
Dyut meng gam (2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Terence Yin, Philip Keung
Man jeuk (2008)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Ka Tung Lam
Man tam (2013)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Tao Guo
Office (2015)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A musical set mainly in a corporate high-rise. Two assistants, Lee Xiang and Kat, start new jobs at the financial firm Jones & Sunn. Lee Xiang is an earnest young man who naively enters the... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Sylvia Chang, Yun-Fat Chow, Eason Chan
Dai si gin (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Richie Jen, Kelly Chen, Nick Cheung
Am zin (1999)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Andy Lau, Ching Wan Lau, YoYo Mung
Fuk sau (2009)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Johnny Hallyday, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Simon Yam
Daai zek lou (2003)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung
San taam (2007)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam
PTU (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ruby Wong
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Michael Lau
...
Sau
...
Ding Yuanyuan
...
Zhang Xing
Guangjie Li ...
Yang Xiaotian
...
Barbara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chen Ji ...
Xiaotian (in film) (as Jeffery Ji)
Wilfred Lau ...
Xiaolei
Oscar Ka Li ...
Entertainment news anchor (as Oscar LI)
Niu Tien ...
Doctor
Elaine Kin Yi Tsang ...
News Conference Reporter B
Edit

Storyline

(Cantonese/Mandarin with English Subtitles) After a popular actor is jilted at the altar by an actress he travels to the mountainous area of Yunnan province. There, he finds true love with a heartbroken woman who is also a secret fan of the actor Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (China)  »

Also Known As:

High Altitude of Love II  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Mo ngai: To Kei Fung dik din ying sai gaai (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Re Mi
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Sammi Cheng
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty to look at, this Johnnie To romance drama would have worked with a little more emotional punch
9 February 2012 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Oh, look – it's Louis Koo again. Didn't we just see him in, err, another movie? Yes, the good looking Hong Kong artiste is appearing in yet another production, and the tanned one does seem a little tired in this Johnnie To directed romance flick. But luckily for Koo, his role in this beautiful film allows him to appear weary and withdrawn most of the time.

Koo plays a up and coming superstar who had everything going for him, until his bride runs away at their wedding ceremony. Depressed, the man ends up in Yunnan's Shangri La by chance (some call it fate) and meets a miserable woman who happens to be his die hard fan a long, long time ago. For the following one and a half hours or so, we see how these two individuals come together in a relationship that is bittersweet and like how you'd expect – romantic.

The Chinese title for the movie has a "II" attached to it, suggesting that this is a sequel of some sort. Without giving too much away, let's just say the plot develops in such a way that the couple's eventual outcome is like a second parter to a first movie.

With that out of the way, we welcome To's return to romance dramas. After all, the prolific Hong Kong filmmakers is known for his MIlkyway productions which explore the darker side of human nature (Election series, Vengeance, Life Without Principle). Some of To's best works include Yesterday Once More (2004) and Needing You… (2000), which tell touching love stories. In his latest project, he intertwines three lives together and the result is a somewhat predictable but still enjoyable romance drama.

As much as we were hoping that this would be a tearjerker, we didn't find ourselves empathizing too much with the protagonists' fates. Maybe it's the frequent and lengthy use of flashbacks to tell stories. Maybe it's the disengaging way the film progresses. Or maybe it's just how this 112 minute movie doesn't provide much surprises, considering it's helmed by To.

There are, however, a few pleasures while watching this movie. The breathtaking scenery in the picturesque Shangri La is the highlight of the production. One can only imagine himself being the protagonist in a movie like this, running in the snow with magnificent mountains as a backdrop. While Koo delivers a decent performance as a down and out celebrity (doesn't the tanned star feel any fatigue after appearing in one movie after another?), it is his co star Sammi Cheng who gives a moving, and dare we say it, award winning worthy showcase of emotions in her role as a woman who is trying very hard to let go of the past.

Koo and Cheng's on screen chemistry is supported by a similarly commendable supporting cast, which includes 1970s movie idol Tien Niu as a kind doctor, Li Guangjie as Cheng's missing husband and Gao Yuanyuan as a runaway bride. In addition, movie goers would also be pleased to know that this movie is presented in its original soundtrack here. You'd be able to hear the characters speak in both Mandarin and Cantonese, a move we'd always welcome.

With Valentine's Day round the corner, this is one movie you'd want to bring your loved one to watch. It may not be the best love story you've seen on screen, but it does its job of featuring good looking people in a love story.

  • www.moviexclusive.com



0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?