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The movie, which was directed by internationally acclaimed director Stanley Kwan, tells a romantic and tragic love story of two men. The story is set in Beijing in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and makes vivid reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre. The film can be counted as a mainland-made movie as most of the crew are from mainland China. In the movie, Lan Yu (Liu Ye), an architecture student in desperate need of money, finds himself in the bed of successful businessman Chen Handong (Hu Jun). While Lan Yu falls in love, Chen tries his best to avoid emotional attachment, showering Lan Yu with expensive gifts and even getting married. However, as the years go by, Chen soon realizes that he cannot live without Lan Yu. [wikipedia] Edit Translation

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  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2001
  • Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 76 users)
  • Ranked: #12873
  • Popularity: #5378
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Lan Yu (2001) photo
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3 people found this review helpful
Oct 8, 2016
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Very touching movie told in compact episodes (i.e. events seem to be left hanging and then you find out how you got to the next bit by the use of back story, so you have to just carry on watching even if it may seem confusing) so it's all very well pieced together into a tight organic whole. Interesting background issues with China's modernization, Tiananmen etc. If you don't like movies with sad parts this, this may not be for you. I don't either, but of course I didn't know how the movie would turn out. But it's worth persevering for the moving story of how a relationship develops and is sustained over a long period. Fine acting and directing. I give re-watch values based on whether it justifies re-watching, although I must admit I'm inclined to skip sad ones - life's sad enough as it is!

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  • Movie: Lan Yu
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Nov 22, 2001
  • Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 76 users)
  • Ranked: #12873
  • Popularity: #5378
  • Watchers: 423

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