Love In A Fallen City

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  • 1984
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.2  (332)

Love In A Fallen City is a 1984 romantic drama film starring Chow Yun-Fat, Cora Miao, and Gerry Barnett. The film is directed by Ann Hui and is based on a novel by Eileen Chang. Set in Hong Kong during World War II, the film tells the story of a young woman named Liusu (Miao) who is forced to return to her home city of Hong Kong after the death of her husband. Silently grieving and isolated from the world around her, Liusu is sold into marriage by her family to a wealthy businessman named Fan Liangyu (Barnett).

Liusu is at first hesitant to marry Fan Liangyu and is intimidated by his wealth and status, but she soon discovers that he is a kind and considerate man who cares deeply for her. As the two grow closer, Liusu begins to realize that she may have found love again. However, their happiness is threatened by the war that rages around them, as well as the difficulties posed by their different social backgrounds.

Meanwhile, Liusu's sister-in-law, Bai Liusu (also played by Miao), is also struggling to find love in the tumultuous city. Bai Liusu is a modern woman who defies traditional gender roles and is ostracized by her family as a result. She meets and falls in love with a man named Fan Liuqing (Chow Yun-Fat), who is Fan Liangyu's younger brother. Despite their strong feelings for each other, the two are also faced with numerous obstacles, including Bai Liusu's family's disapproval and the fact that Fan Liuqing is already engaged to another woman.

As the war continues to rage and the city falls into chaos, Liusu and Fan Liangyu's relationship is tested to its limits. Meanwhile, Bai Liusu and Fan Liuqing must decide whether to follow their hearts or the expectations of their society.

Love In A Fallen City is a beautifully shot film that captures the emotional turmoil of its characters with great sensitivity. The performances of the lead actors are particularly noteworthy, especially Cora Miao's nuanced portrayal of both sisters-in-law. Chow Yun-Fat also shines in his role as the dashing and conflicted Fan Liuqing.

The film is notable for its exploration of the themes of love, loss, and social class, as well as its depiction of a city and a society torn apart by war. It is a poignant and moving drama that will resonate with audiences even today.

Overall, Love In A Fallen City is a must-watch for fans of romantic dramas and historical films. Its masterful direction, strong performances, and powerful storyline make it a true gem of Hong Kong cinema.

Love In A Fallen City is a 1984 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

Love In A Fallen City
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    1 hr 33 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (332)