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Zui hao de shi guang (2005)

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

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May / Courtesan / Jing
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Chen / Mr. Chang / Zhen
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Old Woman
Shu-Chen Liao ...
Madam / Jing's mother
Mei Di ...
May's mother / Madam
Shi-Shan Chen ...
Haruko / Ah Mei
Pei-Hsuan Lee ...
Hostess / Micky
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(special appearance) (as Ko Yu-Luen)
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Storyline

(1) "A Time for Love": In 1966, in Kaohsiung, Chen meets May playing pool in a bar when he is joining the army. He sends letters to her and he comes to the bar to meet her again in his leave. However, May had traveled to another place and Chen seeks her out. (2) "A Time for Freedom": In 1911, in Dadaochend, the writer Mr. Chang works for Mr. Liang and frequently travels to a brothel, where he meets the singer. He financially helps the courtesan Ah Mei to become a concubine. When the singer asks him if he would help her to leave the brothel, there is no answer. (3) "A Time for Youth": In 2005, in Taipei, the messy relationship of the photographer Zhen, his girlfriend Jing and a bisexual singer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Opening Weekend:

$9,588 (Hong Kong) (28 October 2005)

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$151,662 (USA) (4 August 2006)
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Rain and Tears used in the first chapter of the movie is sung by Aphrodite's Child. See more »

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Referenced in Moonlight (2016) See more »

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Music by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Performed by The Platters
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Agony to watch
5 July 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

It's so amusing to read the adoring, slavishly reverent attitudes of viewers who, I can only surmise, can not bring themselves to poo-poo an art film that so many critics have championed. This film is a disaster. There is no narrative to speak of in any of the three stories. The characters act as if embalmed. Scenes unfold at a glacial pace and sequences are repeated ad nauseam, e.g., the pool playing in the first story. The second segment should be laughed off the screen. How pretentious to watch the characters lips moving and then be shown in titles what they just said. This is film-making at the college sophomore level. And the third part is just one giant cliché about alienated youth. Just imagine!!! They have sex, they sing about being different, and they look at the Internet and find kinky Web sites. Shocking!! Don't believe the hype on this one. There is NOTHING there.


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