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Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)

The Name Engraved in Your Heart (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 December 2020 (USA)
In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.


Kuang-Hui Liu


Yu Ning Chu (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Jean-François Blanchard Jean-François Blanchard ... Alex
Akira Chen
Edward Chen ... Chang Jia-han, 'A-han'
David Hao-Chi Chiu
Leon Dai
Fabio Grangeon ... Father Oliver
Mountain Kao
Lenny Li
Hui-Min Lin
Shao-hua Lung
Nien-Hsien Ma
Barry Qu
Jing-Hua Tseng ... Wang Bo-De, Birdy (as Chin-Hua Tseng)
Soda Voyu


In 1987, decades of martial law is lifted in Taiwan and two schoolboys, A-han and Birdy, are about to enter an illicit love affair after meeting in the school band led by a Canadian priest named Oliver. While the whole country commemorates the late president, the two boys bask in each other's presence as A-han's affection for Birdy is awakened. However, society is homophobic and the threat of violence and social shaming enacted by adults and their fellow teens causes the two to come into conflict as they edge closer to physically enacting on their passions for each other. Birdy pushes A-han away by pretending to fall in love with a girl and this misunderstanding separates them. In desperation, A-han confessed to Father Oliver about his sexuality, only to be cut off again but love knows no bounds and the boys are meant to be together - Inspired by real events, the film is emblematic of the changes in Taiwan which became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

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Drama | Romance


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The official title of the movie and the title song is the same in English - Your Name Engraved Herein. However the Chinese title of the movie is literally translated as "The Name Engraved In Your Heart" and the title song is literally translated as "The Name Engraved In My Heart". See more »


The ending of the movie takes place in Québéc City, which is a twelve-hour drive from Niagra Falls. Additionally, it's a French-speaking location. Signage and dialogue would be either French or bilingual, yet for some reason are all in English. This is uncharacteristic of Quebec. See more »


Your Name Engraved Herein
Lyrics & Music by Keon Chia, Boon Wah Tan & Yuan Teng Hooi
Performed by Crowd Lu & Edward Chen
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Beautiful Story
24 December 2020 | by phyominkhineSee all my reviews

This Movie is one of the most beautiful stories i have ever seen. You all should watch it without Thinkin' about Bad Or Negative Reviews for this amazing Film. Trust me it's worth for your time.

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23 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada See more »


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TWD50,000,000 (estimated)
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