Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

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In nineteenth century China, two girls named Snow Flower and Lily are forever bonded together as sworn sisters. They are paired as laotong by a matchmaker who is also responsible for arranging their marriages. They are isolated by their families and communicate by writing in a secret sisterly language, Nü shu (a historical practice in China in that period) on a unique Chinese fan that Snow Flower possesses. In the present day read moreShanghai, their descendants Sophia Liao and Nina Wei struggle with the intimacy of their own pure and intense childhood friendship. As teenagers, Sophia and Nina were introduced to the idea of laotong, and they signed a traditional laotong contract on the cover of Canto-pop Faye Wong's album Fu Zao (Restless in English). Eventually they are separated but come together again when Sophia falls into a coma after being struck by a taxi while cycling. Reunited at long last, they must come to understand the story of the strong and close ancestral connection hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan or lose one another forever in the process.

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    sensitiviity Jun 19, 2017

    this movie is amazing. i haven't read the book but my friend has and we watched it together it was such a good movie. she loved it as well. it's different then the book tho so try not to compare them

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    princessofsummer Aug 23, 2016
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    abracadabra Aug 21, 2016 - edited

    I think that the novel is much, much better - must check it...

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    Inori01 May 17, 2016 - edited

    Didn't know HUGH JACKMAN was in it! Got myself a big surprise!!! ♡ The film was good, nothing fancy, but a truly beautiful story about love (between friends), what we do for others, and struggles we face in life - in present time, and way back in history.

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      sensitiviity Jun 19, 2017

      I KNO.. i saw him and was like ????? and then when he sang in chinese it was so unexpected.

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    erin Apr 7, 2016

    too long and slow paced.. nothing happened much but I cried towards the end.. a kind of movie that makes you cry without knowing why... 7/10


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    Jul 15, 2011
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    1 hr. 44 min.


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    7.7 (scored by 90 users)
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