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The Rooftop (2013) More at IMDbPro »Tian tai ai qing (original title)

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The Rooftop -- Gao and his friends living on the rooftop is the happiest bunch in the city of Galilee.  Though life could be tough in this bustling metropolis, that doesn't stop them from churning out songs and dance to the zest of life by night.
The Rooftop -- Gao and his friends are the happiest kids in the city of Galilee. Living on the rooftops of this bustling metropolis, sometimes life can be tough, but they still churn out songs all day, and dance under the stars at night. But when
Gao meets his dream girl, a billboard beauty named Sian, fate takes him on a wild ride through the high and low parts of the town he loves.


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Release Date:
19 July 2013 (USA) See more »
Gao and his friends are the happiest kids in the city of Galilee. Living on the rooftops of this bustling metropolis... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Simple story, brilliant production! See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jay Chou ... Gao

Xueqi Wang ... Ray

Eric Tsang ... Sir Po

Fan Xu ... Jasmine
Alan Kuo ... Haklen (as Alan Ko)
Hsin Ai Lee ... Sian
Kenny Bee ... Sian's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chase Chang ... Sound Recordist
Kai-wei Chiu ... Fang Hsu-Wei
De-Kang Chu
Huai-Chen Huang ... Red Hair
Ken Lin
Na-Dou Lin ... Beancurd
Will Liu ... Nightclub boss
Tsung Sheng Tang ... Night market stall-owner
Kuan-hua Yu ... Soy Sauce

Directed by
Jay Chou 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jay Chou 

Produced by
Will Liu .... producer
Maxx Tsai .... line producer
Original Music by
Jay Chou 
Jason Huang 
Cinematography by
Ping Bin Lee 
Film Editing by
Wenders Li (film editor)
Production Design by
Yoshihito Akatsuka 
Costume Design by
Kar Yan Yip 
Art Department
Michael Tsung-Ying Yang .... storyboard artist
Visual Effects by
Kawah Cheung .... visual effects supervisor
Sing-Choong Foo .... visual effects producer
Chung-Shun Yang .... visual effects coordinator


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tian tai ai qing" - Taiwan (original title)
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120 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Simple story, brilliant production!, 12 July 2013
Author: BU PA from Singapore

Impressive work by Director Chou!

Despite the simple story, this movie at times funny, at times heartwarming, is very entertaining to watch. Intense, bright colors and beautiful scenes, coupled with singing, dancing and fighting, this production is truly unique to the Asian film industry.

Interesting and beautiful musical that exceeded expectations. What could have been a corny attempt is fun yet rational. The cast members, producers and director really pulled it off. Their efforts are to be admired.

Watch it to believe it!

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