Rather, My Old Classmate is filled with turning points that challenge and threaten an innocent relationship. Instead, it celebrates the misery and drudgery that all of us go through, and thus is able to reach deep into the souls of its viewers and draw true connections to all of our own lives. Review by Kozo: Nostalgic young love is all the rage at Chinese cinemas, and My Old Classmate rides that trend gleefully. Yeah, my life is awesome! Plot holes abound, some of them glaring e. Their hotel trysts become Sisyphean ordeals for Lin, who keeps getting timed out before reaching first base. Not a classic but the target audience should be well served by this commercial trifle.
Back at primary school in 1993, transfer student Xiaozhi Zhang Zifeng, a dead ringer for Zhou , is assigned to sit next to Lin Li Jiacheng, cheeky , initiating a meet-cute sweet enough to rot your teeth. For mid-to-low end populist fluff, My Old Classmate does a bit more than expected. After 20 years, the movie My Old Classmate utilized the same name to recall all the romantic memories for several generations. My Old Classmate shatters that façade. Classrooms and playgrounds, which make up most of the scenery, look realistic but convey no vivid sense of place; even when the action shifts to the south, the ambience of a warm, coastal city seldom comes through.
Besides all the first love tropes — which are satisfyingly delivered by handsome-but-not-threatening Lin Gengxin and too-cute-to-be-human Zhou Dongyu — the film manages a few surprising moments. I overall really really recommend this. When he receives the wedding invitation of his old flame Xiaozhi Zhou Dongyu , he returns to Beijing for the first time in 10 years. Obviously, Lin Yi and Xiaozhi did not end up together so the story becomes about what they went through, plus what happens when they finally meet up again. And although I had 7 for rewatch value, man, I wouldn't, I do not want to go through the plot again watch it and you'll get what I mean It is really hard to write anything without spoilers. Their nostalgic school days are sometimes rendered crassly; jokes can be sophomoric and performances and gags occasionally broad or lewd well, by China standards anyway. This is another film in a genre that includes So Young, Fleet of Time, But Always and even portions of American Dreams in China.
Country: Chinese Status: Released: Genre: ;. Lin takes a limo to work. International sales: Beijing Enlight Pictures, Beijing. Leaving his fiancée and posh lifestyle behind, Lin Yi hops a plane back to China while reminiscing about his quirky courtship with Xiaozhi. Two Portuguese features will screen in the non-competitive Berlinale Forum dedicated to more avant-garde cinema.
Combining boyish charm with cockiness, Lin Gengxin coasts through his role, expressing passion with fearless honesty, and presenting his grown-up, culturally displaced identity as recognizably different from that of his younger self. The twist may add subtle China fluffing but it also propels the film towards a cathartic, over-the-top and even poignant end. The movie focused on a pair of young couple with pure love and their struggles in different varieties of obstacles during their growth, which expressed the sorrow in a soft way. With: Zhou Dongyu, Lin Gengxin, Li Jiacheng, Zhang Zifeng, Michael Sui aka Michael Stephen Kai , Cao Yang, Essay Wang, Mario Li, Zhao Siyuan, Gong Ge'er, Du Yang, Shi Zhaoqi, Natsuko Aoike. The final act, set in the present, is driven by volatile swings from despondency to passion to mellow insight. With: Zhou Dongyu, Lin Gengxin, Li Jiacheng, Zhang Zifeng, Michael Sui aka Michael Stephen Kai , Cao Yang, Essay Wang, Mario Li, Zhao Siyuan, Gong Ge'er, Du Yang, Shi Zhaoqi, Natsuko Aoike.
Starring Zhou Dongyu and Lin Gengxin. Towards the end of the film, the same description of Lin is given, but the true images of his life are presented — and the differences could not be more jarring. When he receives the wedding invitation of his old flame Xiaozhi Zhou Dongyu , he returns to Beijing for the first time in 10 years. The film shows us that the only place where only the dream of the two of them existing together in loving harmony is the past — in memories, not in realities. Zhou Dongyu and Lin Gengxin in My Old Classmate. Hot idol Lin Gengxin stars as Lin Yi, a successful yuppie working in New York City, who receives an invitation to the wedding of his childhood sweetheart Zhou Xiaozhi Zhou Dongyu. My Old Classmate was an extraordinarily popular song composed by Gao Xiaosong in 1994.
Support the moviemakers and help us pay our bills! These references are intended to be felt, however, so I suppose the filmmakers succeeded. Back at primary school in 1993, transfer student Xiaozhi Zhang Zifeng, a dead ringer for Zhou , is assigned to sit next to Lin Li Jiacheng, cheeky , initiating a meet-cute sweet enough to rot your teeth. For much of their relationship, Xiaozhi allowed Lin Yi only a few minutes a day to be her boyfriend, with the minutes rising or falling depending on stuff going on at the time. Chúc mọi người một năm mới gặp thật nhiều may mắn. But I think this was a really good movie, the intensity of plot was distributed really well. They go through junior high, high school, and college years together.
Back at primary school in 1993, transfer student Xiaozhi Zhang Zifeng, a dead ringer for Zhou , is assigned to sit next to Lin Li Jiacheng, cheeky , initiating a meet-cute sweet enough to rot your teeth. I guess we can call that a win. The convenience store around the corner is certainly a triple-Michelin star restaurant! Note: This review may contain some spoilers. . Trong thời gian nghỉ tết nguyên đán, phim có thể upload chậm hơn ngày thường, PhimMoi mong các bạn thông cảm.