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Eternal Summer (2006)

Sheng xia guang nian (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 13 October 2006 (Taiwan)
Two best friends Shane and Jonathan learn more about themselves in an ever evolving sexuality.

Director:

Leste Chen

Writers:

Cheng-Ping Hsu (original story) (as Hsu Cheng-Ping), Cheng-Ping Hsu (screenplay) (as Hsu Cheng-Ping) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Hsiao-chuan Chang ... Yu Shou-heng / Shane (as Joseph Chang)
Ray Chang ... Kang Cheng-hsing / Jonathan (as Bryant Chang)
Kate Yeung ... Hui-chia
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As a child living in a seaside town in southern Taiwan, studious Jonathan (Bryant Chang) was asked by his concerned teacher to look after rebellious classmate Shane (Joseph Chang). Ten years later, what was once a good-natured obligation has since blossomed into a warm friendship, with Jonathan still on the academic track and Shane finding his calling on the basketball court. When Taiwanese-born schoolgirl Carrie (Kate Yeung) transfers to their school from Hong Kong and convinces Jonathan to join her on a secret day trip to Taipei, her botched effort to seduce him in a sleazy love hotel, combined with her observations of his and Shane's friendship, soon leads her to believe that the object of her affections is a homosexual in love with his best friend. Despite her initial misgivings about the boorish Shane, Carrie soon begins to give in to the troublemaker's roguish charm when he convinces her to become his girlfriend if he is accepted into a university. Later, as Shane pulls his act ... Written by Celestine

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No One Wishes To Be Lonely, Neither Do We.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Bittersweet yearning
28 April 2007 | by zephyr24-1See all my reviews

Well I think this film pretty much sums up the notion that love transcends time and gender. A bittersweet tale of childhood yearning for a best friend that has taken a new direction as the two friends grow up to find the meaning of love and life when a girl threatens to upset the status quo.

The two lead male actors, Bryan and Joseph, give a sensitive and insightful performance as two best friends whose friendship is more than just ordinary. Kate plays the girl who comes between them and the girl shows grown-up sensibility beyond her age.

Heartwarming, poignant and ultimately heart wrenching. Watching it is enough to make any grown man want to cry.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

13 October 2006 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Taipei, Taiwan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$255,440
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Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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