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Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

Heung joh chow heung yau chow (original title)
This is a movie about two people (Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro), who are destined to be together but by some twist of circumstances they never find each other.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Jimmy Liao (illustrated book), Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... John Liu
Gigi Leung ... Eve Choi
Edmund Chen ... Dr. Hu
Wei-Lun Hsu ... June (as Béatrice Hsu)
Terri Kwan ... Ruby
Shiu Hung Hui ... George (as Hui Shiu Hung)
Suet Lam ... Restaurant Manager (as Lam Suet)
Andy Tse ... Music Producer (as Tse Loh Sze)
Te Chih Wang Te Chih Wang ... Landlord (as Wang Te Chih)
Ku Wang Su-Chin Ku Wang Su-Chin ... Landlady (as Ku Wang Su-chin)
Klaus Bru Klaus Bru ... Ghoul
Jimmy Liao Jimmy Liao ... (as Jimmy Liao and family)
Suk-Yee Chan ... Dr. Hu (voice) (as Chan Suk Yee)
Angela Ying-Ying Tong ... Ruby (voice) (as Angela Tong)
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Storyline

John Liu is an aspiring violinist who is flocked by women like bees to honey because of his handsome face. However what he really wants is to meet someone special who appreciates his violin performance. Eve Choi is a professional translator whose true passion is translating love poems, but for work she is stuck in translating cheesy novels and cheap thrillers which make her feel tense and frightened. Living in different units of the same apartment building, separated by one thin wall, they have brushed shoulders in crowd hundreds times, but their paths never really cross. One day in the park, they finally bump into each other and spend a beautiful afternoon together. Rain starts. They exchange phone numbers and quickly run home, but the rain has soaked through their precious scrap of paper and the phone numbers are hopelessly smudged. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | Polish | English | German

Release Date:

11 September 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Turn Left, Turn Right See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei City, Taiwan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,083,193
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

John Liu: If two people meet and they both fall in love, that's destiny for sure.If neither loves the other, even if they meet millions of times, it's still not destiny.If one's in love and the other isn't, and the one who's in love grabs on and won't let go while the other just wants to run away, not only is it not destiny... It's pain.
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Composer: Chi Wing Chung
OP: Warner/Chappell Music H.K. Ltd.
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A calm ride..
9 March 2006 | by locke82See all my reviews

I liked this movie, really, I did, it doesn't show you nothing spectacular, it doesn't show you something totally new..

But it does show you a great directing (loved the two umbrellas), a great story, simple but great, good actors, some funny moments, some sad moments. A story that you start to enjoy the further the minutes pass, and without noticing you will find yourself wanting the main character to reunite with each other! A movie to watch, and that proves that Johnny To is one of the best director in Asia!

A great story, a story of two people, that can never met, a story of two umbrellas, that we can see from above, but that never cross each other.

Turn Right, Turn Left : Just a great story !


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