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Les filles du botaniste (2006)

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 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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Drama | Romance

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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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Budget:

€5,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Less powerful than Balsac!!!
28 August 2006 | by michou580See all my reviews

It, s a little bit sad to compare this movie with the previous project from director Dai Sijie. But the ingredients are the same, the photography, the decor, the ambiance, even the literature of Balzac is replace with the knowledge of plants. This story of love between two women in 70's China who do anything to be together forever is quit magical if you know than the director was inspire by a real story in China in the early 80's. The character are well written and the build up of the story ( a little bit slow ) is well made. The only thing that spoiled the movies is the love scene between the two girls . They are too long and too often ( OK we know they are in love ). If you put that aside than this movie have some chance to win the competition at the world film festival of Montreal ( That's where i saw it ). So don't expect " Balsac et la petite tailleuse chinoise ", instead enjoy an unusual love story in a rough time China.


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