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Zhou Yu de huo che (2002)

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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 & 1 nomination. 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

Zhou Yu: [subtitled version] Running from place to place, something is bound to happen
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Features Jamón, Jamón (1992) See more »

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A surreal experience.....
19 October 2004 | by moviemaniac-9See all my reviews

"The way to a woman's heart is through a poem".....so it seemed in this visually stunning cinematic experience.

One eventful day, Zhou Yu a pretty painter from Sanming embarked on a train for trip. She chanced upon a handsome but shy aspiring poet, Chen Ching. He captivated her and soon captured her heart with his poem personifying her natural beauty and comparing it to that a celestial lake.

Soon they fell in love and began their twice weekly passionate affair while commuting to the city of Chongyang. But a fellow commuter named simply as Zhang Qiang, a veterinarian came in between the two lovebirds, with a secret amorous agenda of his own for Zhou Yu.

But this is more than just a love triangle!

A new woman named Xiu came into the scene. She looked exactly like Zhou Yu. But the scene took on a different era; a different time period. She was reading the book, "Zhou Yu's Train".

Is Zhou Yu a real person? Is Zhou Yu really was Xiu? Or is Zhou Yu a figment of Xiu's romantic imagination?

Be prepared for this surreal, non-linear movie experience.


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