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Lunar Eclipse (1999)

Yue shi (original title)
A young newlywed has a chance encounter with an enigmatic minivan driver with a passion for photography. When the amateur photographer confesses to her a previous love affair with a woman who bears an uncanny resembalance to the newlywed, the young woman falls under the spell of this soft-spoken, unkempt, and seemingly hapless young man.

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Quan'an Wang

Writer:

Quan'an Wang
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Credited cast:
Nan Yu ... Ya Nan
Xiaoguang Hu Xiaoguang Hu ... Guohao
Chao Wu Chao Wu ... Xiaobing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Desmond O'Neill Desmond O'Neill ... Lao Wai
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A young newlywed has a chance encounter with an enigmatic minivan driver with a passion for photography. When the amateur photographer confesses to her a previous love affair with a woman who bears an uncanny resembalance to the newlywed, the young woman falls under the spell of this soft-spoken, unkempt, and seemingly hapless young man. Written by Harvard Film Archive

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

30 May 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lunar Eclipse See more »

Filming Locations:

China

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Stereo

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Color
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A venture of western type romance
31 March 2004 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

well, actually, Hollywood type love affair typically in the form of He loves her, she thought that she loves him, but then not so sure because there is another one who is far more attractive to her, etc.

This movie is Chinese version of what is described in the above paragraph, but this movie did not perform as good as expected in the box office because Chinese audience still firmly believes the traditional cultural belief of spousal fidelity, and no matter how attractive the other person is, the spouse is still the most important one, as it should always be, therefore the relationship with the other attractive person should strictly be friends, no romance or uncertainty should exist. Although China had accepted western ideas of economic, or even politics to certain degrees, some traditional cultural aspects are still deeply rooted in Chinese society and the poor box office performance of this movie is an example.


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