Lan Yu Reviews
January 1, 2015
Just like the author who wrote the original story, he was telling the story only, with no intention to impress anyone. Being exposed to such a powerful love story feels like experiencing the eruption of a dormant volcano. One second you are stilling standing on a safe ground, the next second you are shaking and trembling, being wrapped by our own emotional movement but have nowhere to escape. This is a soul-waking, classic and impeccable film.
April 3, 2008
Very real - which makes it a bit slow (like life)... definitely an Asian love story in the way it plays out.
June 22, 2011
liu ye and hu jun's acting save the whole story!
May 31, 2009
a bit disappointing :(
May 1, 2009
I read the story before the movie (the only translated version of David Fung) I still cry about it to date.
September 7, 2008
Lan Yu is Chinese 2001's version of Brokeback Mountain.
January 10, 2007
plot was similar to brokeback mountain. the acting was restrained but good, and there were some great moments, but overall i found it a tad too slow-paced and quiet, and it didn't touch me as much as i'd hoped it would.
November 23, 2007
Must all gay romances end in tragedy? The writers and directors here try to force the emotions of the audience. In the beginning, Chen is pretty loathesome, but we fall in love with the innocent, naive Lan Yu. By the middle of the film, we're goaded to care for Chen, but given no real reason other than his own poor choices and his obsession with Lan Yu. I guess I just didn't get it. Don't young gay men ever find nice guys? Give me Formula 17 instead.
July 19, 2007
very touching! i almost cried at the end...
April 18, 2007
Prefect tragedy movie
January 8, 2007
Pretty well-done. I liked the historical backdrop to the plot. Lan Yu really sacrifices everything for his belief in their love. Warning: Not a happy ending but happy endings are just where the story teller decides to stop the story...
January 7, 2007
This is my Best Best Best movie that i like, very touching and din imagine that i will like this kind of movie, about the gayness~
um, otherwise two main actors have a perfect acting, din feel disgusting and unacceptable. Overall, its perfect for me!!!
December 20, 2006
The movie is a bit confusing, but it is still a pretty story. Especially at the end, it gets really beautiful. But before that, everything is really confusing.
November 3, 2006
Such a heart wrenching story, each twist drawing out the pain
September 5, 2006
Lan Yu- a controversial love affair between a man and a student. On the first night they met each other, he teaches him how to make love. Then they carry on the relationship til the day he got married. He meets him again in a car park years later and he was divorced because he can't give happiness to women. Finally the student helps him by settling his debt due to- Love.
Ending? It is a subjective matter. You may or may not like it. Most of the homosexual stories end like this, either sad of left something for us to think about.
The theme song Ni Zhen Me She De Wo Nan Guo by Huang Bin Yuan is very fit for the feel in the movie.
This is a simple story to let us understand better about comtemporary homosexual relationship in Asian countries.
Two big thumbs up for the director's idea because he puts the two leads staying together in real life to let them develop each other's relationship although ain't queer. This is to enhance the fiming progress.
I've many friends said I look like the second leading actor Hu Jun, am I? He stars in Infernal Affairs II as the sacrifying boss of Anthony Wong.
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards: Best Actor: Hu Jun and Film of Merit. 11 Hong Kong Film Awards nominations including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Hu Jun, Liu Ye), Supporting Actress (Su Jin), Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, and Original Film Score.
Glitter Award- Best Feature, Golden Bauhinia Awards- Best Actor (Hu Jun), Winner of 4 Golden Horse (deemed Chinese Oscar equivalent) Best Actor (Liu Ye), Director, Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay.
August 13, 2006
i dont feel good. thought the editor did much more than he should do..its not about imagination, its about the story of the film!
August 9, 2006
So rare to see a gay movie coming from China.
June 24, 2006
lovely dramatic movie ..
June 12, 2006
A great movie. But the novel is better than the movie.