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Dearest (2014)

Qin ai de (original title)
A story centered around a divorced couple living in a southern Chinese city Shenzhen and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

Director:

Peter Ho-Sun Chan (as Peter Chan)

Writers:

Ji Zhang (screenplay), Ji Zhang
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Credited cast:
Wei Zhao ... Li Hongqin
Bo Huang ... Tian Wenjun
Dawei Tong ... Gao Xia
Lei Hao ... Lu Xiaojuan
Yi Zhang ... Han Dezhong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seung-Shui Cho Seung-Shui Cho ... Smuggler (as Xiangshui Cao)
Xiang Feng Xiang Feng ... Yang Mingfu
Xiaoke Guo Xiaoke Guo
Jianxin Huang Jianxin Huang ... Dean Fan
Kunjie Huang Kunjie Huang
Lingmei Kong Lingmei Kong ... 'Xunzihui' Mother A
Yiqing Li Yiqing Li ... Yang Jifang
Xiaomei Liao Xiaomei Liao
Lili Liu Lili Liu
Guojie Pan Guojie Pan ... Father from Shantou
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After their 4-year old son was kidnapped from a super-crowded city, a divorced couple, joined by many parents who are in the same desperate situation, started to work together to find him. Fortunately they have the son back after 3 years, but the trouble does not end here. Written by Hongmei Yu

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4 June 2015 | by Mag-N-oliaSee all my reviews

Since 2004, most of Peter Chan's films were big-budget production, co-produced with China, such as Perhaps Love, Wu Xia, but lost the precious spirit he had. For Dearest, Peter Chan recovers his credit. Not only The watchable Dearest doesn't become the propaganda as most of mainland films like, but also refuse to be anti-govern picture.

Dearest honestly focus on lost and return. The screenplay is good writing, but a little weak in the second part, thankfully, upgrading by unimaginable Chiu Mei (aka Zhao Wei). Additionally, Editing and Cinematography are perfect.

Chen should thank to his great ensemble cast. Huang Bo proves he is not only the best comedy actor, but also an intelligent drama performer. Hao, who played Lu Xiaojuan, has the most wonderful character, a ex-wife who had cheated her ex-husband, an ill-mannered lady who destroyed her current marriage, a victim who facing the foster mother, and the heart breaking mother whose child has forget her. However, she wast the best role of the film, Hao excelled one dimension of the lost child mother. It's easy to feel sympathy for the role, however, frail it is. Surprisingly, Zhang Yi remarkable portray steal the sense. At Pangpang's birthday party, his helpless and depression should be his award moment.

Undoubtedly, the greatest performance from Zhao, an underrated actress in China. Granted, she has less scenes than Huang and Hao, and the poor support by script of her part, but she control the gravity of the whole film. Zhao shows a complex and paradox humanity in a simple, low- educated personality. Her restrained and spell-blinding acting style would establish her as Chinese Ellen Burstyn.


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25 September 2014 (China) See more »

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Shenzhen, Guangdong, China See more »

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