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Romancing in Thin Air (2012)

Gao hai ba zhi lian II (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 9 February 2012 (China)
After the bride of a popular actor ran away with her first love at their wedding, he went into grieving. In a drunken stupor, he ends up in a hotel atop the mountains. There, he finds love with a woman who is also grieving a lost love.


Johnnie To


Jevons Au (screenplay), Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Michael Lau
Sammi Cheng ... Sau
Yuanyuan Gao ... Ding Yuanyuan
Baoqiang Wang ... Zhang Xing
Guangjie Li ... Yang Xiaotian
Yi Huang ... Barbara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chen Ji Chen Ji ... Xiaotian (in film) (as Jeffery Ji)
Wilfred Lau Wilfred Lau ... Xiaolei
Oscar Ka Li Oscar Ka Li ... Entertainment news anchor (as Oscar LI)
Tien Niu ... Doctor
Elaine Kin Yi Tsang Elaine Kin Yi Tsang ... News Conference Reporter B


(Cantonese/Mandarin with English Subtitles) After a popular actor is jilted at the altar by an actress he travels to the mountainous area of Yunnan province. There, he finds true love with a heartbroken woman who is also a secret fan of the actor Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Marks the ninth time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director/actor relation. See more »


Referenced in Boundless (2013) See more »


Do Re Mi
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Sammi Cheng
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Shangri-La traps your heart
31 July 2012 | by yilan_weiSee all my reviews

In the airplane from US to CN, under international category, I can only find this movie. It is my first time to go back China after three years of study in US. And it is right after my first visit to Glacier National Park.

Believe or not, under that circumstance, I could not feel I am watching a Chinese movie. I feel lost in a foreign space. Maybe because not only the movie mix mainland characters with Hongkong characters, or even American hunters, but also the beautiful shangri-La view reminds me some beautiful Rocky mountain scenery in the park. It can be a story without limitation of country or culture boundaries. It would be better to keep the story only within shangri-La. Where a husband is trapped by the forest, while a wife is trapped by her longing heart. They were just lost for 7 years. It does happen to people; lost in life for a long time. You cannot move forward until you get out of the trap.

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Cantonese | Mandarin

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9 February 2012 (China) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Shangri-La, China


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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