7.1/10
452
3 user 4 critic

Intimates (1997)

Zi shu (original title)
Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner ... See full summary »

Writer:

Tang Hsiao
Reviews
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Butterfly (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A married teacher/closeted lesbian meets a young, free spirited singer who will allow her to rediscover herself.

Director: Yan Yan Mak
Stars: Josie Ho, Eric Kot, Yuan Tian
Be with Me (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Khoo
Stars: Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Chiew Sung Ching, Lawrence Yong
Topless (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The ever-lively and upbeat Natsuko tries to mend a broken heart by carrying on with a string of short-lived affairs after her break-up with Tomomi. But when Tomomi announces her plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Eiji Uchida
Stars: Mina Shimizu, Erika Okuda, Aya Ohmasa
Dear Ex (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A teenage boy and his mother are further driven apart when they find out that his father's life insurance policy is to be received by his lover.

Directors: Chih-Yen Hsu, Mag Hsu
Stars: Roy Chiu, Ying-Xuan Hsieh, Spark Chen
Spider Lilies (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 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, Kris Shen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

Director: Sijie Dai
Stars: Mylène Jampanoï, Xiaoran Li, Dong Fu Lin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fine arts student meets an attractive bartender, and the two women begin an intimate relationship.

Director: Hyun-ju Lee
Stars: Sang-hee Lee, Sun-young Ryu, Geun-seop Han
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Takane is a teenage student who loves art. Her friend Mika wants to become a novelist. They are best friends and have developed feelings for each other. Their relationship though becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Raita Kuramoto
Stars: Honoka Miki, Misato Aoyama, Rina Aizawa
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.

Director: Yimou Zhang
Stars: Li Gong, Jingwu Ma, Saifei He
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman's lesbian feeling towards two different female singers - one in Shanghai during late 1940s and another in Taiwan during late 1950s.

Director: Jui-Yuan Tsao
Stars: Anita Yuen, Angelica Lee, Shu-shen Hsiao
Love My Life (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ichiko and Eri are two beautiful Japanese Uni students who are in a lesbian relationship. Ichiko comes out to her father who tells her he is also gay and her mother was a lesbian. Her best ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Kawano
Stars: Rei Yoshii, Asami Imajuku, Naomi Akimoto
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese ... See full summary »

Director: Yibai Zhang
Stars: Jun Hu, Carina Lau, Fan Liao
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Carina Lau ... Yu Huan
Charlie Yeung ... Yi Fen
Ah-Lei Gua ... Auntie Fen - Aged Huan (as Ya-Lei Kuei)
Theresa Lee ... Hui
Winston Chao ... Hua
Wei Tung ... Chen Yao-Chung
Kar Lok Chin ... Wang Cheng
Cher Yeung ... Wan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min Guo Min Guo ... Chung's 3rd wife
Meichun Han Meichun Han ... Chung's 6th wife
Xiaozhen Jiang Xiaozhen Jiang ... Chung's 2nd wife
Te-mao Jin Te-mao Jin
Wenyan Lang Wenyan Lang ... Chung's 5th wife
Hsin Li Hsin Li ... Chung's 7th wife
Zuoyun Lu Zuoyun Lu ... Huan's mother
Edit

Storyline

Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner of a silk factory, rescues her. Wan and Foon share their romances, reflecting the experience of women during the 40's. Written by <ssrich@cityu.edu.hk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Taiwan

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

23 October 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Self Comb See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Alternate Versions

Originally released at 117 minutes; full Director's Cut is 162 minutes long. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A very tender love story in a difficult time
7 December 2005 | by friend_citySee all my reviews

I have to say that this is one of the better movies I have seen in a long time. The emotions expressed between these 2 main actresses are subtle yet very real and convincing. Thumbs up to them. The story happened in China during evolution. It was a very difficult era. The things they do for each other and the scarifies they made for each other just take my breath away... True love is true love. It doesn't matter where it happened, how it happened and happened to whom. It is beautiful. The story keeps going back between the past and the present. It sort of contrasts how people show their loves at different decades. In the present, ppl say love all the time. In the past, ppl show love by actions. In the movie, the main actresses never say I love you to each other yet their smiles for each other and gentle touches to each other say it all. Their love scene is only portrayed by gentle kisses and touches and leaves the rest to the audience's imaginations. The love scene is very brief yet very powerful. At the beginning, one of the main actresses, Charlie, says that "we can't fall for each other because we are all women". Yet at the end, she realized that a committed, mature love is not for men and women only but for everyone with genuine feelings. She eventually falls for her partner. Because of their strong committed feelings for each other, when they finally meet after 30-40 years apart, the movie brings them back to their young selves again, full of joy and hand in hand walking away together as the ending. I wish there are more movies full of substances such as this one. Strongly recommend it.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed