Zhou Yu's Train (2003)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 16, 2004 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - China, Hong Kong  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Sun Zhou's stylized Zhou Yu de Huoche (Zhou Yu's Train) is the story of a woman in love. Zhou Yu (Gong Li) and teacher Chen Ching (Tony Leung Kar-Fai) fall in love. After Ching gives Zhou a poem he wrote for her, she begins taking a train ride twice a week to his home in order to have sex with him. During her time on the train, she strikes up a relationship with a veterinarian (Sun Honglei), but she ends their time together when she learns that he spied on her during one of her visits with Ching. Gong Li has a second role as a another woman obsessed with Chen who is trying to ascertain the nature of his relationship with Zhou. This film was shown out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival.

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love-triangle, love-affair, poetry, relationship, train [locomotive], teacher, thrill-seeker, veterinarian