6.8/10
504
7 user 3 critic

Boli zhi cheng (1998)

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
Reviews
7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jet is the star gigolo in Hong Kong. Arrogant, sexy, everyone falls in love with him, but he falls in love with no one... until one day he meets Sam, the hunkiest policeman to ever pound a ... See full summary »

Director: Yonfan
Stars: Stephen Fung, Daniel Wu, Qi Shu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Filmed in New York, story of naive young woman from Hong Kong who goes to New York to study. Street-wise cabbie cousin takes care of her in the big city

Director: Mabel Cheung
Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Cherie Chung, Danny Bak-Keung Chan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Edmund Chen
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story involves Chan Ho-Nam competing for control of Causeway Bay with Szeto Ho-Nam of the Tong Sing gang. Meanwhile, the Chinese-Malaysian governor has set up Ho-Nam involving real-estate fraud.

Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Qi Shu, Kar Lok Chin
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dragon is determined to leave his life of crime after leaving prison but denying the temptations of the free world won't be easy.

Director: Jingle Ma
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Karen Mok, Kin-Lung Au
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The boss of the Hung Hing gang, Tian Sang, has died. Ho Nam and Hon Bun find Sangs younger brother, Yang to lead the gang. Meanwhile, Hon Bun receives news that his younger brother, a ... See full summary »

Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Chi Fai Chan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Since dropping out from the medical school, Lau Mack has been living a humble but contented life, running a small clinic in a shabby area, treating local inhabitants and poor prostitutes ... See full summary »

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ching Wan Lau, Gigi Leung
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An evil warlord takes in 2 students (Wind & Cloud) in an effort to become invincible so he can take over the world.

Director: Wai-Keung Lau
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Shin'ichi Chiba
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A group of top-secret espionage agents must help a secret government group steal a set of counterfeit money plates from MI5, the British spy organization.

Director: Teddy Chan
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jordan Chan, Charlie Yeung
Ru guo · Ai (2005)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Xun Zhou, Jacky Cheung
Fan yi cho (2000)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young woman's life is changed when an angel with a broken wing lands on her balcony.

Director: Kam-Hung Yip
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Eason Chan
Musical | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A rock and roll story that portrays the decay of political and cultural lacunae that have separated China and Hong Kong for so long.

Director: Mabel Cheung
Stars: Le Geng, Henry Ng, Richard Ng
Edit

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
Ka-Hung Cheng Ka-Hung Cheng
Ka-lun Cheung Ka-lun Cheung
Pui-San Cheung Pui-San Cheung
Sau-Wai Cheung Sau-Wai Cheung
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

adultery | college | See All (2) »

Genres:

History | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Gum sang but joi
Music by Dick Lee
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Leon Lai
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fun to watch
1 March 2008 | by Myshkin_KaramazovSee all my reviews

Now this is about as funny a movie as anyone like that can get. Do not ever mind the detractors. This here is real fun to watch. Not a "documentary" like some blame. Nor pretentious like others pretended to believe. It is a really fun movie to watch..I find no better way nor phrase to express it.

Every aspect of the film, be it tragic incidents, comic relief or just plain student-life-reality, has got such a kinetic energy to it that you never get bored. Even when subject matter delves into territory of cliché, movie's execution is so bloody brilliant that you somehow feel brazenly energetic. A movie for the young of heart.


4 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed