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Lan se da men (2002)

An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

Director:

Chih-yen Yee

Writer:

Chih-yen Yee

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bo-lin Chen ... Zhang Shihao
Lun-Mei Kwei ... Meng Kerou
Yolin Liang Yolin Liang ... Lin Yuezhen (as Shu-hui Liang)
Joanna Chou Joanna Chou ... Mrs. Meng
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shao-Yu Hsia Shao-Yu Hsia ... Math teacher
Roger Huang Roger Huang ... Campus guard
Gin-Cheng Ming Gin-Cheng Ming ... Coach
Jay Shih ... Pepe / Pipi
Ding-Yang Weng Ding-Yang Weng ... Accosting person (man at beach)
Yuan-hao Yao ... Accosting person (man at beach)
Tommy Yu Tommy Yu ... Accosting person (man at beach)
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An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site (Taiwan)

Country:

Taiwan | France

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Blue Gate Crossing See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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One of the most delightful films I've seen. It's not just for kids.
5 July 2008 | by sitenoiseSee all my reviews

Dreamy, Romantic, Tender. OK We've been given those on the poster. They are not ones I would use. Instead I'd go with: Adorable, Sweet, Sensitive, Well-acted, Well-directed, Well-written. It was a JOY to watch this film.

It took me a few minutes to warm up to the characters, but only a few. We meet the two girls first, a girly-girl who seems to be in control, and a brooding follower. Not much to go on with that. Girly girl spots sensitive boy and wants him, but insists that brooding girl act as the go-between.

The film focuses on the friendship that develops between brooding girl and sensitive boy after that. Brooding girl becomes razor-sharp, adorably mixed up commando teen when paired up with sensitive boy who has fallen in love with her.

This film did a remarkable job of capturing teens as they are: insecure and passionate; as easily hurt as they are to fall in love. They provoke each other without knowing why. One of the many highlights of this film is when the boy and girl, when they've run out of verbal ammunition, begin a shoving match. It goes on for some time and then the director simply cuts to a scene of the two of them straightening up their surroundings together. The director makes many decisions like that to keep us focused on the big picture: (stuff) happens, and then something else happens. There's no stopping it.

I have to point out that watching this Taiwanese film with English subtitles added quite a bit to the adorableness of it. For example, after brooding girl sets up sensitive boy with girly-girl, who knows he likes brooding girl, (you have to see the film to see how that happens), sensitive boy walks girly-girl home. After an uncomfortably done good-bye, girly-girl calls out after sensitive boy as he's about to mount his bicycle and says: "Zhang Shihao, (pause) can you date with me?" I don't know exactly what was said in Taiwanese, but that odd translation seemed to capture the moment perfectly.

I smiled from ear to ear while watching this movie from the time sensitive boy was introduced until the very end. This is an exceptionally well done film.


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