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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

單身男女 / Daan gyun naam yu

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

2011 Hong Kong movie that stars Daniel Wu and Louis Koo, who meet the same woman at about the same time.

Louis' character is a big-shot trader working in a glass building as the CEO of an exchange, and she happens to work in another, glass structure that overlooks his office.

She's recently been dumped by a third man (Terrence Yin), and on a crowded tram, she is forced to not only stare at his pregnant fiance, but he insults her in front of the crowd as well as taking his girlfriend's side.

Louis' character happens to pull up alongside the tram in his fancy sports car, and he notices the un-pleasantries taking place aboard the street car, so when she gets off at the earliest stop, he tries to follow but loses her.

Daniel's character is a wastrel drinking in broad daylight on the streets of Hong Kong when he sees the woman walking into traffic, yet even drunk, he manages to save her from getting killed.

Louis' character is a loveable playboy whose true intentions are difficult to gauge, much less trust even if it is your own instinct.

Daniel's character, on the other hand, as loser-type as he seems, is obviously the better man with a heart of gold who is actually an architect, but when he realized his first, great success might not be top-able, he went into a tailspin and lost it all.

After meeting her, though, and when he suggests she take all of her boyfriends things, sell them, and then spend the money before the day ends, she challenges him to do something similar, like go home, sober up, and create the next, great masterpiece.

He takes what she suggests to heart, and a week later, he returns to where they first met, wanting to show off his latest idea - but, she never shows up as promised.

She's become involved with Louis' character, and it isn't until three years later that she meets Daniel's character again.

I can't say any more about this story, but I really enjoyed it, and I'm thankful as EVER that at least Hong Kong and Taiwan are in the mood to make intelligent, MATURE, and provocative type stuff like this.

SO welcome the change from teen-tween-immature angst BS that has glutted the market!


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