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City of Glass (1998)

Boli zhi cheng (original title)
Not Rated | | History, Romance | 28 October 1998 (Hong Kong)
While attending their respective parent's funeral in London, two strangers discover their parent's secret love affair spanning across three decades and two continents. (Chinese with English subtitles).

Director:

Mabel Cheung

Writer:

Alex Law
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leon Lai ... Raphael
Qi Shu ... Vivian
Nicola Cheung ... Susie
Daniel Wu ... (as Daniel Ng)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheuk-Wing Chan Cheuk-Wing Chan
Chui Hing Chan Chui Hing Chan
Eason Chan
Ga-Ying Chan Ga-Ying Chan
Git-Chi Chan Git-Chi Chan
Jun-Shing Chan Jun-Shing Chan
Man-Ho Chan Man-Ho Chan
Ben Kai-Lok Cheng Ben Kai-Lok Cheng ... (as Ka-lun Cheung)
Ka-Hung Cheng Ka-Hung Cheng
Pui-San Cheung Pui-San Cheung
Sau-Wai Cheung Sau-Wai Cheung
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While attending their respective parent's funeral in London, two strangers discover their parent's secret love affair spanning across three decades and two continents. (Chinese with English subtitles).

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History | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

28 October 1998 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

City of Glass See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Color:

Color
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Gum sang but joi
Music by Dick Lee
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Leon Lai
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The best romance film to watch with your ex-girlfriend
10 June 1999 | by IamnetboySee all my reviews

This movie is so sweet that I gave it a score of 8/10 already when I was at 1/3 of this film. When I watched it till the end, it won my heart totally and got a score of 10/10!

This film reminds me Leon Lai's previous film Tianmimi(1986) which won Best Picture of Hongkong Film Award. Both love story films also describe social and political happenings of their time which made them a classic.

I was deeply touched by this movie not just for love story part, but for the plot of hardship life of studying abroad in 70's, political demonstration, language barrier, and Hongkong's destiny. That's a slice of my life and many Chinese'.

This is a classic love story. Bravo.


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