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Eternal Beloved (2009)

Ai you lai sheng (original title)
Happily married Mo Xiao-yu is visited by A Ming, a yearning ghost who tells her the tale of his tragic love story with beautiful A Jiu.


Feihong Yu


Lan Xu (novel), Feihong Yu (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Feihong Yu ... Mo Xiao-yu / A Jiu
Yihong Duan ... Monk / A Ming
Lu Yao Lu Yao ... Brother
Jia Li Jia Li ... Ya Ping / Xiao Lan
Songyan Tu Songyan Tu ... Qin Yan
Hu Gao Hu Gao ... Brother
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Xiao-lei Yu


Mo Xiao-yu and her husband, Qin Yan, move into a lovely country house which used to be a Buddhist monastery before being partially burned down 50 years earlier. One night, when her husband is away, Xiao-yu is visited by A Ming, a yearning ghost who tells her the tale of his tragic love story with beautiful A Jiu. Written by ChartreuseGreen

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ghost | reincarnation | f rated | See All (3) »


Drama | Romance


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The movie is based on the short novel "Ginkgo, Ginkgo" (Yinxing yinxing) written by Xu Lan in 1990. See more »

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A Beautiful Story Told Simply and Slowly
4 August 2010 | by polyglot-809-628098See all my reviews

This is a classic Chinese love film. It is a wonderfully told story of two souls destined to meet, come together, for better or worse and then be torn apart under tragic circumstances. Yet, their souls meet again. This provides the backdrop of the plot line and from there the story gets unfolded and told simply and without any rush. For those who prefer foreign movies with "simple stories told well" or "stories told beautifully", you should enjoy this film. Anyone with any knowledge of Chinese culture will appreciate the multi-layered story lines that encompass the film: brother to brother; younger brother to captured bride; bride to husband turned monk; and finally two souls meeting years later to play out the final chapter in their eternal love.

The acting is superb. Each character holds his / her own even with the leads playing dual roles and the constant flash backing.

The scene shots and editing will also sustain your imagination. Great film which has just gone onto my recent favorites list.

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Release Date:

August 2009 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Eternal Beloved See more »

Filming Locations:

Dali, Yunnan, China See more »


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CNY40,000,000 (estimated)
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