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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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Soundtracks

Gum sang but joi
Music by Dick Lee
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Leon Lai
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Light romance/drama
2 February 2003 | by herbertlewSee all my reviews

This is a light romance. There are 2 story lines. One takes place in the 1997 and the other in the 1970's. The movie moves at a slow pace, there no real high or low points, sometimes the movie is boring. The cinematography is pretty good and there's lots of music from the 1970's. All in all, a very mellow movie. Worth a look if you have nothing to watch.


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