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Zhou Yu de huo che (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 1 August 2002 (China)
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Zhou Yu, a ceramic decorative artist, travels twice a week from her home town of San Ming to Chongyang to visit her boyfriend, Chen Qing, a government worker and budding poet. The two met ... See full summary »

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Zhou Sun

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Cun Bei (novel), Zhou Sun | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Li Gong ... Zhou Yu / Xiu
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Chen Qing
Honglei Sun ... Zhang Qiang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zhixiong Li Zhixiong Li
Chunling Shi Chunling Shi ... Xiang
Yanhui Wang Yanhui Wang
Heng Zhang ... Zhang Qiang's sister
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Storyline

Zhou Yu, a ceramic decorative artist, travels twice a week from her home town of San Ming to Chongyang to visit her boyfriend, Chen Qing, a government worker and budding poet. The two met at a dance while Chen Qing was in San Ming, his old home town, on a business trip. She is the inspiration for the best of his poetry. Zhou Yu is a strong willed woman, whereas Cheng Qing is a sensitive soul. These differences in addition to the growing disparity in their life situations places an unspoken strain in their relationship, despite each truly loving the other. As such, Zhou Yu befriends Zhang Qiang, a veterinarian who travels on the same trains as her. Like Zhou Yu, Zhang Qiang is a strong personality whose emotional temperament more closely matches hers. Ultimately, the three, individually and collectively, have to decide if, and if so how each of the others fits into his/her future life, especially as Cheng Qing has to make a further decision about his professional life. Written by Huggo

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Her love is torn between a doctor and a poet. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics (us)

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 August 2002 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Zhou Yu's Train See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,933, 18 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,666, 7 November 2004
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Zhou Yu and Zhang get off the train at the deserted Xan Hu Station she is wearing brown shoes. They set off to look for Xan Hu Lake. While walking on the grassy slopes looking for the Lake, Zhou Yu is now wearing sneakers with blue tops and thick white rubber soles. When they get back to the train station, she is wearing brown shoes again. Her pocketbook is very flat and not fat enough to hold a spare pair of footwear. See more »

Quotes

Zhang Qiang: [subtitled version] I know my lake is artificial, but at least it's full of water!
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Features Jamón, Jamón (1992) See more »

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If it's in your heart, then it's real.
19 July 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Li Gong is just about the best thing ever to come out of China. No matter how many films I have seen featuring her, I am always impressed.

This is a difficult film to watch. You are never quite sure who you are watching. Li Gong is in a relationship with a poet (Tony Leung Ka Fai) and the practical vet (Honglei Sun). She travels by train between them.

But, are we watching events in real time or narrated? It seems that what we are seeing is in the past. That the poet, Chen Qing, has a current relationship, and only has Zhou Yu in his heart.

If this were an American film, then I believe it would probably be relegated to Lifetime, but with Li Gong, we have more than romance; we have poetry.


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