Zhou Yu's Train

Critics Consensus

Despite some beautifully framed images, this mood piece, told in a fractured fashion, is confounding and, ultimately, unsatisfying.



Total Count: 57


Audience Score

User Ratings: 2,534
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Movie Info

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.


Critic Reviews for Zhou Yu's Train

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Audience Reviews for Zhou Yu's Train

  • Jul 07, 2008
    Some nice twists and excellent performances from Gong Li and Tony Leung Ka Fai.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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