Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fleeing by Night (2000)

Release Date: October 14, 2000

Language: Mandarin

Directors: Li-Kong Hsu, Chi Yin

Main Cast: Rene Liu, Huang Lei, Yin Chao-te, Tai Li-jen

Summary: Set in China in the 1930s, the film is about the unsettling relationship between three characters. Ying’er, the daughter of a theatre-owner, welcomes the return of Shao dong, her fiancee and a fine cellist who has returned from America. Shao-dong soon finds himself captivated by the opera “Fleeing By Night” and its celebrated actor, Lin Chung. He soon finds himself smitten by Lin Chung. However, Shao dong finds that a rich kid, Huang Zilei is also vying for the affection of Lin Chung. Ying’er becomes torn between her affection for both men and with a growing awareness of the intimacy between them, she finally surrenders her own love to the stronger passion between the two men.

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