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Be with Me (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 8 September 2005 (Singapore)
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"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

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Eric Khoo

Writers:

Theresa Poh Lin Chan (inspiration), Eric Khoo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Poh Lin Chan Theresa Poh Lin Chan ... Self (segment "Meant To Be")
Chiew Sung Ching Chiew Sung Ching ... Father (segment "Meant To Be")
Lawrence Yong Lawrence Yong ... Son (segment "Meant To Be")
Leong Kooi Eng Leong Kooi Eng ... Mother (segment "Meant To Be")
Elizabeth Choy Elizabeth Choy ... Self (segment "Meant To Be")
Seet Keng Yew Seet Keng Yew ... Security Guard (segment "Finding Love")
Lynn Poh ... Ann (segment "Finding Love")
Ng Sway Ah Ng Sway Ah ... Father (segment "Finding Love")
Poh Huat Lim Poh Huat Lim ... Brother (segment "Finding Love")
Sanwan Bin Rais Sanwan Bin Rais ... Security Supervisor (segment "Finding Love")
Toh Cheng Onn Toh Cheng Onn ... Neighbor (segment "Finding Love")
Maximilan Wong Maximilan Wong ... Neighbor's Son (segment "Finding Love")
Ezann Lee Ezann Lee ... Jackie (segment "So In Love")
Samantha Tan Samantha Tan ... Sam (segment "So In Love")
Jason Tan Jason Tan ... Brian (segment "So In Love")
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"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by reading an autobiographical book and meeting its author, a deaf and blind lady of his own age. 2)Fatty, a security guard in his fifties, lives for two things : good food and love for a pretty executive living in his block of flats. But, if it is easy to satisfy his first need winning the heart of the distant belle is a horse of another color. 3)Two teenage schoolgirls get to know each other on the Internet. Soon they fall in love. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The Singapore Film Commission selected this as their submission to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film was approved by the Academy and screened for the Foreign Language Film Committee. Several days after the official screening, the Academy disqualified the film saying that although the film featured characters speaking three languages (plus one lead deaf and blind character who could not speak), they had "measured" each one and found that there was too much English spoken for them to consider it a Foreign Language Film. See more »

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Theresa Poh Lin Chan: Be with me, my beloved love,
Theresa Poh Lin Chan: That my smile may not fade.
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Referenced in Fokus på Film fra Sør (2011) See more »

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Love will bring us together
11 June 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

There are no memorable quotes in this film as it is mostly silent. It plays like a symphony with glances and expressions doing the talking.

It is about love: love lost, unrequited love, love despite the odds being against it.

Theresa Poh Lin Chan was deaf and blind. She did not sit idly by in misery, but became an accomplished women despite her handicaps. She is real. This story is about three fictional characters that crossed in her path, some only peripherally.

A man who lost his wife and sunk into the depths of despair until his son, a social worker, started taking his cooking to Teresa; a lesbian who found love on the Internet, and then lost it without explanation, and whose suicide attempt brought about the meeting with the man and Teresa; and a security guard who was hopelessly in love with a beautiful executive and passed by the man on the way to deliver a letter to his love - a letter that never made it because of the suicide attempt.

The strange twists of love are looked at languidly and with strong emotion. It is a beautiful film.


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Official Sites:

Zhao Wei Films

Country:

Singapore

Language:

Cantonese | English | Hokkien | Mandarin

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Quédate conmigo See more »

Filming Locations:

Singapore

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Box Office

Budget:

SGD200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,200, 1 October 2006

Gross USA:

$1,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,297
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Dolby

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Color
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