Ye Xiang Lun is a music student majoring in piano who just transferred to Tamkang, a school famous for its musically talented students, especially those who play piano. On his first day of school, he hears a mysterious melody being played, and following it meets Lu Xiao Yu, another piano major. When he asks her about the song she was playing, she tells him that it is a secret that cannot be told. The two form a friendship that quickly evolves into a romantic relationship. However unbeknownst to Xiang Lun, there is more to Xiao Yu than initially meets the eye.Written by
A lot of the roles are filled by acquaintances of Jay Chou's. As such Ah Bao, Yu Hao the "Prince Of Piano" and the record store owner are played by members of the Taïwanese pop band Nan Quan Mama and friends of Chou's, two of the teachers are played by people from his record company, Ah Lang is played by one of lyricists, Da Yong the caretaker by his makeup artist, the biology teacher by his father and his aunt at the market by his mother. In addition, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong had already played his father in Initial D (2005). See more »
Lu Xiao Yu is seen using a correction pen to write on a desk when she returned back to 1979. Correction pens were not introduced until the 1990s. See more »
Surprisingly good~ I was just expecting a decent delicate love story, Bu neng shuo de mi mi(Secret) didn't disappoint me on that, but there is much more - a beautiful thrilling fantasy film it is! The first half is full of witty romantic plots, they do occasionally seem a little gratuitous, but very entertaining indeed, more importantly,they have you absorbed into the atmosphere easily. And you would probably say to yourself, yeah it is an ordinary romance film with a delicate but predictable storyline.
Then, it proves you wrong in an amazing way. It keeps on bringing enjoyable surprises, bringing the film onto the next level. The dialog is not pretentious or overused, the story unfolds itself in a natural manner. And then you will realize it's not another ordinary feel-good romance.
Have to mention, the score produced by the Singer/Songwriter/Pianist/Actor director Jay Chou is outstanding and impressive, and really becomes an integral part of the film.
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