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The Equation of Love and Death (2008)

Li Mi de caixiang (original title)
When a mysterious death occurs, the lives of five unexpected strangers are suddenly intertwined together. A drug trafficking crime is unveiled, and through the twist and turns of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Baoping Cao

Writer:

Baoping Cao
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xun Zhou ... Li Mi
Chao Deng ... Ma Bing
Nin Wang Nin Wang ... Ai Feifei (as Ning Wang)
Yanhui Wang Yanhui Wang ... Qiu Huogui
Baoqiang Wang ... Qiu Shuitian
Hanyu Zhang ... Ye Qingcheng
Bei Yan Bei Yan ... Policeman
Linda Dong Linda Dong ... Poet
Baoan Hu Baoan Hu ... Mute
Yuting Jiang Yuting Jiang
Song Liu Song Liu
Jia Fu Jia Fu
Baoping Cao Baoping Cao
Man Zhang Man Zhang
BOBO BOBO
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Storyline

When a mysterious death occurs, the lives of five unexpected strangers are suddenly intertwined together. A drug trafficking crime is unveiled, and through the twist and turns of the investigation, their stories unravel, and a bizarre connection is gradually discovered between them. THE EQUATION OF LOVE AND DEATH weaves together three different love stories, examining the different emotional struggles people go through in dealing with pain and lost, and how letting go might just be the hardest thing to do. Written by FB

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When it comes to love, do we go on with hope, or choose to live in denial?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

18 September 2008 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Yunnan, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,911,254
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Color:

Color
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Excellent mystery
10 July 2012 | by webforge101See all my reviews

Was not sure what to expect but I knew the cast was superb, but I really loved this movie and highly recommend it. Seen it twice and first time I was on the edge of my seat and moved. Zhou Xun's acting was the best I have seen her and really powerful. You'll be surprised by this film. Much better than the current score would suggest. Will never forget her crying scene...she deserves more recognition for the role she played in this. Everyone else is also very well cast and does a great job. Worthing checking this out for sure especially if you like gritty urban mysteries and surprises, then you'll like this one. You might find yourself wanting to watch it twice yourself.


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