Beijing Love Story

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Beijing Love Story
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Film poster
Traditional 北京愛情故事
Simplified 北京爱情故事
Mandarin Běi Jīng Ài Qíng Gù Shì
Cantonese Bak1 Ging1 Ngoi3 Cing4 Gu2 Si6
Directed by Chen Sicheng
Written by Chen Sicheng
Starring Tony Leung
Carina Lau
Wang Xuebing
Yu Nan
Chen Sicheng
Tong Liya
Wang Qingxiang
Siqin Gaowa
Liu Haoran
Nana Ouyang
Release dates
  • 13 February 2014 (2014-02-13)
Country China
Language Mandarin
Box office US$67.6 million (international)

Beijing Love Story is a 2014 Chinese romance film written and directed by Chen Sicheng adapted from the 2012 Chinese TV series of the same name which was also written and directed by Chen. The film is Chen's film directorial debut[1] and stars returning cast members Chen and Tong Liya from the TV series alongside new cast members Tony Leung Ka-fai, Carina Lau, Wang Xuebing, Yu Nan, Wang Qingxiang, Siqin Gaowa, Liu Haoran and Nana Ouyang. Despite the same title and sharing the same writer, director and some stars as the TV series, the film is not a continuation of the series and features a new story and characters.[2] It was released on 13 February 2014.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

The movie tells the stories of five pairs of lovers, each from a different period of their lives. All five couples, though different in age and circumstance, are somehow linked to one another. Their stories all demonstrate the imperfection of love. Designer Chen Feng (Chen) falls in love with Shen Yan (Tong Liya) at a friend's bachelor party, but finds that he might be too poor to sustain a relationship with her. Chen's boss (Wang Xuebing) cheats with alarming regularity on his dutiful wife (Yu Nan). Vengeful wife tries to cheat with her own employer (Leung), who in turns jets off to Greece for a decadent rendezvous with his mistress (Lau). A young man (Liu Haoran) pines after his cello-playing classmate (Ouyang Nana). His grandfather (Wang Qingxiang) goes on a series of blind dates set up by choir teacher Mrs Gao (Siqin Gaowa).

Cast[edit]

Comment[edit]

Different stories has each different endings, the film presents the five love stories, each story has a different perception of love. "Beijing love story" through five pairs of lovers expressing emotional experiences of different ages, different people's attitude of love and promise. Overall, this movie has reality, discussions, tangled relationship, warmth, laugh from the depth of their heart and uncontrollable tears. Although the pattern of the story is not confined to the city of Beijing, but they found a certain touch about the love for the story's placement. After the North American release this movie, it also triggered a wave of cinema, "Variety" magazine of the American film industry in the latest three media critics in the film gave high praise. Commented: "Among the many Valentine's Day schedule of romance, the director spends a lot of small thinking, let the" Beijing love story "become distinctive in the same type of film, very nice." "People's Daily" comments that the film tells the love story of life through the five stages of the human life from 16 to 60 years old feelings. Movies in a rhythmic cycle of expressing to the audience of different ages, different periods of views on love and outlook on life, but also demonstrate the first love, marriage, derailed, divorce, and other fragments combined into parting love puzzles. A good movie should be able to set up social issues and inspire viewer positive thinking. Once this thinking touch the softest part of the audience's inside, a good reputation will naturally fermented, even without much publicity. The film "Beijing love story" is such a movie.

Reception[edit]

February 14, 2014, according to incomplete statistics, "Beijing love story" achieved 1.02 million box offices according to the box office charts during nationwide day of the summit, plus 20 million views before the official movie came out, as of February 14, the film "Beijing Love Story"has created five new historical record: Mainland Chinese film history 2D slices highest score, 2D highest grossing Chinese film days, Mainland film history Valentine's Day romance highest grossing, fastest billions of dollars of Chinese history romance, 14:00 Mainland highest grossing movie released. March 8, the film "Beijing love story" box office exceeded 400 million. As of 15 February, it had grossed CN¥117 million[3] and it reached US$65.31 million.[4] The film earned a total of US$67.6 million internationally.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New year movies". 
  2. ^ "电影《北京爱情故事》热拍 李婉泽表演被赞". 
  3. ^ a b Kevin Ma (15 February 2014). "Beijing Love Story resets China 2-D record". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Weekly box office". Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Nancy Tartaglione and David Bloom (10 January 2015). "‘Transformers 4′ Tops 2014’s 100 Highest-Grossing International Films – Chart". deadline.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015.