Zhou Yu's Train PG-13

A woman torn between a man and a memory
Zhou Yu's Train
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Chinese/Mandarin
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish, Portugese - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,537
Rating: 2/4 -- Beautiful to look at but aimless as a broken compass. Full Review
Miami Herald
Sep 24, 2004
Rating: B -- ...lovely and slight
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jan 29, 2005
The effort required at the end of Zhou Yu's Train to sort out exactly what just went down isn't worth the payoff. Full Review
Washington Post
Aug 27, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- Zhou Yu's Train has its strengths, but it's clearly no bullet train.
Orlando Sentinel
Sep 17, 2004
Rating: 2/4 -- Li fails to stoke much heat in Sun Zhou's pretentious and symbolic love triangle.
Philadelphia Inquirer
Oct 20, 2004
Rating: 2/5 -- A film that has considerably less on its mind than it thinks. Full Review
Las Vegas Mercury
Oct 31, 2004
Rating: 2/4 -- [Zhou Yu]'s contradictory impulses, as well as a convoluted narrative structure, make Zhou Yu's Train a rough ride.
Salt Lake Tribune
Oct 16, 2004

Product Description:

Gong Li, star of such epics as RAISE THE RED LANTERN and JU DOU, is unforgettable as the title character in ZHOU YU'S TRAIN, the poignant story of an unusual love triangle set in the Chinese countryside. Zhou Yu is an impulsive woman who makes porcelain pottery for a living, painting each one exquisitely. After meeting shy poet Cheng Ching (Tony Leung Ka Fai), she starts visiting him, taking a two-hour train ride twice a week from Sanming to Chongyang. On that train she is pursued by Dr. Zhang (Honglei Sun), a country vet who is intrigued by both her and a porcelain vase she has made. While Cheng Ching remains tentative, unable to completely commit to her and his poetry, Zhou Yu's burgeoning friendship with Zhang threatens to turn into something more.

Cowriter/coproducer/director Sun Zhou has crafted a beautifully alluring film in ZHOU YU'S TRAIN, set among the lush green countryside of China. One particularly gorgeous scene involves Zhang and Zhou Yu searching for a lake that Cheng Ching has compared to his lover. The complex story is told in nonlinear fashion, with scenes from the past converging onto the present in repeated ways that shed new light on the characters and their relationships. Gong Li is outstanding in a dual role, her eyes dancing across every scene. In only his second film, Honglei Sun shows remarkable depth. Wang Yu's stunning cinematography and Shigeru Umebayashi's haunting score add yet more wonder to this softly bittersweet film.

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