Saturday, October 8, 2011

Love Never Dies (aka Blocked) - Hangzhou Premiere Press Conference [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

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"In a traffic can be this romantic"

Summary: A film poised to resonate with Beijingers, this Chinese film is set in a fictitious city where people languish in their cars during heavy traffic. It offers something for everyone, with love, action, fantasy, suspense and black humor in a poignant story of desolation. (GlobalTimes)

(Oct.8) Lover Never Dies (aka Blocked) held a press conference for the premiere in Hangzhou. The urban action-comdedy film opens nationwide on Oct.14. Recently, it was feared that the film's release would be delayed because of a controversy surrounding a couple of the cast members. Two of the actors, husband and wife, Sun Haiying and Lv Luping attracted much attention and boycott threats for making anti-gay remarks earlier this year.

Gay groups urge boycott of movies by Lü Liping and Sun Haiying
Homophobic remarks end in boycott

GlobalTimes: Onward, Christian actors
Lu Liping and Sun Haiying are a rare mainland couple [2.24.2011]

Director A Nian

Francis Ng

Chen Zhipeng

Ni Dahong

Ge Siran

Lv Liping, Sun Haiying

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Ge Siran

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Anonymous said...

Wow, I still have no idea what this movie is about. At first I thought it was a Chinese version of Weekend, but now it looks like a cross between Chungking Express and Fast Five. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you.

Sorry to hear about the Lu Liping/Sun Haiying controversy. I'd read before that they are conservative evangelical Christians so I'm not surprised about any anti-gay comments.

dleedlee said...

From the trailer, it seems that there's a fantasy/dream element to with the traffic jam acting as the hub.

Added a summary I found above.