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Hong mei gui, Bai mei gui (Red Rose, White Rose) (1994)

Hong mei gui, Bai mei gui (Red Rose, White Rose)

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In this sensitive Asian melodrama chronicles the two major loves in the life of a man who cannot change. The story is divided into two parts; each part focused upon one woman. The story begins in Shanghai during the early 1930's and follows the loves of Chen-pao. His early love life abroad is chronicled in the opening scenes. The real story begins as Chen-pao returns to Shanghai and stay at their friend Wang's apartment. Chen-pao meets Wang's moody, selfish wife Chiao-jui. The two begin a passionate affair. Chen-pao nicknames her "Red Rose." Chen-pao, who always likes to be in control, is tormented by his love affair. Red Rose rejoices in it. Soon she asks Wang for a divorce. This sends Chen-pao over the edge. He vows to start anew. Time passes. In the second half, Chen-pao is a businessman who woos and marries Yen-li, his "White Rose." She is from a peasant background and very young. She endeavors to be the perfect wife. More time passes. It is 1943 and Chen-pao is back to his old ways. This drives Yen-li to a breakdown. After she recovers, she too has an affair. Chen-pao encounters Red Rose on the street as the movie ends. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
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On DVD: Nov 22, 2005
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Cast

Yanyu Lin
as Wu Ma
Shen Fanqi
as Hui-ying
Shen Tonghua
as Wang Shih-hung
Shi Ge
as Rose
Zhao Chang
as Tung Tu-pao
Winston Chao
as Tung Zhen-Bao
Joan Chen
as Wang Jiao-Rui
Veronica Yip
as Meng Yen-li (White R...
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Liked the slow mode, which kept reminding me of In the Mood for Love and the attention to light and shadows. But there is so much attention to creating the right mood that this is all the movie is left with: a mood, and a lack of depth.

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