Eighteen Springs (1997)

Based on an Eileen Chang novel, a story of romance and fate set in the Shanghai of the 1930s. Manjing (Wu Chien-lien), a young woman from a once-well-off family, works in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun (Leon Lai), the son of wealthy Nanjing merchants. Despite Shujun's reservations about Manjing's family (her sister, Manlu (Anita Mui) works as a nightclub "hostess"), they manage, in stages, to fall in love. The expected progress through engagement to marriage is interrupted, first by Manjing's ambivalence about taking this step, then by Shujun's rejection of her family, and finally by that family's baroquely conceived abuse and enslavement of Shujun. After a long period of seperation, Shujun and Manjing meet, but realize that their happiness remains only in memory, in a nostalgic re-imagining of opportunities missed, understandings never arrived at.

Directing:
  • Ann Hui

Writing:
  • Eileen Chang

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-09-12
themoviedb icon 8/10
  • Country: HK, CN
  • Language: 普通话
  • Runtime: 126

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Leon Lai
Leon Lai
Shen Shujun
Ge You
Ge You
Zhu Hongcai
Anita Mui
Anita Mui
Gu Manlu
Jacklyn Wu
Jacklyn Wu
Gu Manjing
Huang Lei
Huang Lei
Shuhui
Wang Zhi-Wen
Wang Zhi-Wen
Zhang Yujin
吴倩莲
吴倩莲
Gu Manjing
葛优
葛优
Zhu Hongcai
黄磊
黄磊
Shuhui
Lei Huang
Lei Huang
Shuhui
Wang Zhiwen
Wang Zhiwen
Zhang Yujin
Wu Chien-Lien
Wu Chien-Lien
Gu Manjing
Zhiwen Wang
Zhiwen Wang
Zhang Yujin
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