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Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

Heung joh chow heung yau chow (original title)
This is a movie about two people (Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro), who are destined to be together but by some twist of circumstances they never find each other.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Jimmy Liao (illustrated book), Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... John Liu
Gigi Leung ... Eve Choi
Edmund Chen ... Dr. Hu
Wei-Lun Hsu ... June (as Béatrice Hsu)
Terri Kwan ... Ruby
Shiu Hung Hui ... George (as Hui Shiu Hung)
Suet Lam ... Restaurant Manager (as Lam Suet)
Andy Tse ... Music Producer (as Tse Loh Sze)
Te Chih Wang Te Chih Wang ... Landlord (as Wang Te Chih)
Ku Wang Su-Chin Ku Wang Su-Chin ... Landlady (as Ku Wang Su-chin)
Klaus Bru Klaus Bru ... Ghoul
Jimmy Liao Jimmy Liao ... (as Jimmy Liao and family)
Suk-Yee Chan ... Dr. Hu (voice) (as Chan Suk Yee)
Angela Ying-Ying Tong ... Ruby (voice) (as Angela Tong)
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Storyline

John Liu is an aspiring violinist who is flocked by women like bees to honey because of his handsome face. However what he really wants is to meet someone special who appreciates his violin performance. Eve Choi is a professional translator whose true passion is translating love poems, but for work she is stuck in translating cheesy novels and cheap thrillers which make her feel tense and frightened. Living in different units of the same apartment building, separated by one thin wall, they have brushed shoulders in crowd hundreds times, but their paths never really cross. One day in the park, they finally bump into each other and spend a beautiful afternoon together. Rain starts. They exchange phone numbers and quickly run home, but the rain has soaked through their precious scrap of paper and the phone numbers are hopelessly smudged. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | Polish | English | German

Release Date:

11 September 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Turn Left, Turn Right See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei City, Taiwan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,083,193
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

John Liu: If two people meet and they both fall in love, that's destiny for sure.If neither loves the other, even if they meet millions of times, it's still not destiny.If one's in love and the other isn't, and the one who's in love grabs on and won't let go while the other just wants to run away, not only is it not destiny... It's pain.
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SIGNS AND SIGNALS
Composer: Chi Wing Chung
OP: Warner/Chappell Music H.K. Ltd.
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All the right turns
18 December 2003 | by esteepswongSee all my reviews

Turn Left Turn Tight is based on the best-selling illustrated love story of the same name by renowned Taiwanese author/artist, Jimmy Liao.

The story revolves around dashing John Liu (Takeshi Kaneshiro), an inspiring violinist and Eve Choi (Gigi Leung), a professional translator. Like millions living in a large city, John and Eve lead lives of solitude. Despite staying in the same apartment building, their paths never cross. One day, while walking around a fountain in the park, they finally bump into each other... and it's love at first sight! Unfortunately, a sudden shower cuts the encounter short. They manage to exchange telephone numbers but the rain renders the phone numbers illegible.

Inseparable partners, directors Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai who have worked together on many projects like Running On Karma, Love On a Diet, Love for All Seasons & etc, manage to recreate the magic of Jimmy Liao's story on the big screen. Even the lovely soundtrack with three songs by Gigi Leung blends well in a 'supporting' role. The pacing of the movie is just right. The audience will be in constant anticipation of the couple's next meeting, as meddling acquaintances, a former schoolmate (Edmund Chen), a food delivery girl (Terri Kwan) and pure bad luck, conspire to keep the would-be-lovers apart.

Meanwhile the leads, Takeshi and Gigi, share good on-screen chemistry together, albeit briefly. Of course the two had previously appeared together in the 1999 romantic hit film, Tempting Heart.

Turn Left Turn Right is a charming movie worth watching at least twice.


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