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The Story of 90 Coins (2015)

How much is a promise worth these days? An aspiring fashion designer finds out when she has to choose between fulfilling her promise and realizing her dream.


Michael Wong


Jackie Bai
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Cast overview:
Dongjun Han ... Wang Yuyang
Zhuang Zhiqi Zhuang Zhiqi ... Chen Wen
Jose Acosta Jose Acosta ... Andre


'The Story of 90 Coins' unfolds through a special promise of love and happiness made by one male passionate lover to a seemingly reluctant girl. Ninety coins symbolize ninety days the guy gives himself to convince the girl to marry him by showing her his true color and prove his intentions. Everything seems to go quite well as the two, in fact, fall in love. But time passes and the romance bubble deflates as reality breaks in with its daily routine, ambiguity, and incomprehension. Will they be able to overcome this critical passage or will they put an end to what it started so pure and beautiful? Without spoiling the finale, the short film reminds: "Don't let a promise just be a beautiful memory" which somehow invites to not surrender to the hard moments of love but to try trusting its capacity of resilience and re-launch it in a greater perspective. In sum, try not to kill something beautiful as you may regret for the rest of your life. This is the story of a promise, ... Written by Michael Wong

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Plot Keywords:

promise | coin | love | regret | resilience | See All (18) »


A promise, a misunderstanding and regret.


Short | Drama | Romance


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Director Michael Wong used his voice in a very brief ADR (additional dialogue replacement) for one of the staff's voice in the press conference scene. See more »

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Love and aspiration battle in a young fashion designer's head when the time comes to making the decision of her life.
1 May 2019 | by AkraefnisSee all my reviews

If there is anything worse than something preventing you from achieving your dream, that is someone preventing you from doing so... 90 coins, in 90 days that will glue you to your seats for 9 minutes. Directorial debut for Michael Wong who hits the nail with a short drama portraying the gut-wrenching feeling of slowly losing love to an idle, utopic, pseudo-promising dream.

Brilliantly directed, edited, and acted, "The Story of 90 Coins" serves as a memory which comes and goes in waves blending two peoples' lives the way they would like to remember them, and the way they actually were. A memory that will lead them to find eternal love or lose themselves forever.

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Chinese | English

Release Date:

22 October 2015 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Jiushi mei yingbi de gushi See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China


Box Office


CNY1,800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

E&T Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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