Sunday, July 20, 2008

306 HK MOVIE '90s : ' The Lovers '




‘ The Lovers '

Type :
Romance

One-word description :
Tragic

Stars :
Nicky Wu , Charlie Yeung

Director :
Tsui Hark

About :
A maiden-in-disguise met her Prince Charming in a school. When love blossomed between the two, she was called back home to marry an important official …

Main reason to see this movie :
’90s remake of SB classic ‘ The Love Eterne’ ! Breathtaking cinematography and heartbreaking performances by the leads !

Rating :
4 ½ stars of 5

7 comments:

ivan said...

The music of Butterfly Lovers played on the ancient zither was hauntingly beautiful.

If you want to see how much the lovers feel for each other, then watch this version. So romantic!

I only find it strange that the Ying Tai here is not a diligent student. haha

terence said...

This version is funny in the first part and heartbreaking in the second. With this movie, Nicky Wu secured a special place in my heart and can do no wrong forever. I can even forgive and forget all the mediocre movies he made after this one.

Amelia said...

Well, it sounds like a promising movie. There is a version of "Butterfly Lovers" that signifies the love between 2 men, am I still on the same wavelength?

ivan said...

Huh?? Oh no amelia, during the latter part in school - this Shan Bo realised that Ying Tai is a girl in disguised. And the romance commences from there. That's the advantage of having a male and female in the lead roles. haha

lawrence said...

Hi Amelia,

Isn't 'Butterfly Lovers' the cartoon version of Liang-Zhu story ? Fun to watch this animation.. hehe

Priscillia said...

I like this version of Liang-Zhu. NIcky Wu and Charlie Yeung are just LOVABLE ...

Stevyn said...

A movie that makes you laugh, be in love then cry tragically... Classic. The only Nicky Wu show that I would recommend.