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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

Les filles du botaniste (original title)
At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

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Sijie Dai
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mylène Jampanoï ... Min Li
Xiaoran Li ... An Chen (as Xiao Ran Li)
Dong Fu Lin Dong Fu Lin ... Mr. Chen (as Ling Dong Fu)
Wei-chang Wang Wei-chang Wang ... Dan
Nhu Quynh Nguyen ... La directrice de l'orphelinat
Nguyen Van Quang Nguyen Van Quang ... Maître Wang
Linh Thj Bich Thu Linh Thj Bich Thu ... La femme en cuisine
Thi Xuan Thuc Nguyen Thi Xuan Thuc Nguyen ... La vieille
Phuong-Thanh Phuong-Thanh ... La vendeuse de journaux
Tuo Jilin Tuo Jilin ... Le juge
Dinh Xuang Tung Dinh Xuang Tung ... Policier 1
Le Ba Anh Le Ba Anh ... Policier 2
Vuong Trach Vu Vuong Trach Vu ... Policier 3
Drieu Van Chau Drieu Van Chau ... La serveuse du restaurant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chu Hung Chu Hung ... Man Cage
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Storyline

Min Li, a trainee botanist is taken in by An's father. In such a beautiful, but lonely setting where the two are treated badly by the few men they communicate with, the women form a bond which quickly turns to unspeakable love. In a swirl of forbidden passion, love and opiate-induced intoxication they find themselves confronted with a society who will not accept same-sex love, a crime punishable by death. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Mandarin Chinese title: Zhiwuyuan. See more »

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Beautiful love story in beautiful landscapes
24 May 2006 | by rockforsaleSee all my reviews

The photography in this film is one of the best I've seen in years. Though the story, at first, sounded too simple, I must admit the actors and director did a wonderful job.

There is a small gap (5 minutes long) when you do wonder where the story goes. But it quickly catches up. (that's why it got an 8).

The emotion ran high in the movie-theater and all left quite moved. Some fought back tears.

It is a movie on love. And a beautiful one too. As a romantic film, with its beautiful landscapes, camera moves, photography, this would be a perfect start to an evening.

Also, the music score does ad to it, without taking over.


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Official Sites:

Europa Corp. [France]

Country:

France | Canada

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As Filhas do Botânico See more »

Filming Locations:

Hanoi, Vietnam See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,784,809
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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