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Zhou Yu's Train (2004)

Gong Li , Tony Leung Ka Fai  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Gong Li, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Zhixiong Li, Honglei Sun
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00061I29E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,551 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Zhou Yu's Train" on IMDb

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Every so often, the convoluted love story Zhou Yu's Train seems to stop in its tracks and succumb to rapture, gazing on the disarmingly beautiful face of actress Gong Li. A young painter named Zhou Yu (Gong Li, Raise the Red Lantern, Shanghai Triad) falls headlong in love with a painfully shy poet, Chen Ching (Tony Leung Ka-Fai, The Lover). Twice a week she takes the train to his town to be with him, even though he's bewildered by her near-obsessive passion. On the train, a wise-cracking veterinarian (Sun Honglei) pursues Zhou Yu, but she resists his emotional directness. Zhou Yu's Train bounces back and forth, not only between these two romances but also in time, to confusing effect. But there's something compelling about Zhou Yu's need to love the version of her lover that she holds in her mind, and that sustains the movie through its muddled moments. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

Ardent romantic drama from China about a beautiful young ceramic artist (Gong Li) who finds herself caught in the middle of a troublesome love triangle with an introverted poet (Tony Leung Ka Fai) and a brash veterinarian (Sun Honglei). With Li Zhixiong, Shi Chunling. 93 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese. In Mandarin with English subtitles. NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional Journeys of the Heart on a very special Train December 12, 2004
Format:DVD
ZHOU YU'S TRAIN is another beautiful film from China, refreshingly romantic and intimate film giving us a break from the constant onslaught of the Chinese martial arts films that have so deeply influenced the movie market around the world. As directed by Zhou Sun this low-key tale concerns changes in the lives of three rather simple citizens of Northern China. The simplicity is gratifyingly successful.

Zhou Yu (played with exquisite subtlety by the magnificent Gong Li) is a working girl who is carrying on the family tradition of painting porcelain for exporters. Unassuming, she meets Chen Ching (Tony Leung) who is a poet afraid of his talent and self-deprecating to a fault. Zhou Yu hears the beauty in his work and falls in love with both the poetry and the poet. Chen Ching lives out in the country and Zhou Yu must take a train to enjoy her very frequent trysts.

Fate intervenes and on one of these train trips she encounters Zhang Qiang (Hanglei Sun), and affable handsome young Veterinarian who at first pursues her for her 'art' and is rebuffed by Zhou Yu, but the mustual initial physical attraction is undeniable. In time Zhou Yu seeks out the rather secretive Zhang Qiang in his country setting and the two begin a lusty affair. Zhou Yu is torn between the poet and the doctor. How the ultimate love triangle is resolved speaks to the age old questions of passion, art vs. science, and equivocation of the entangled heart.

The scenery of China is beautifully captured and the camera says much about the current social levels of living in China. The music is strangely completely Western when a bit of the old China music seems to be more appropriate to such an intimate tale.

But it is the luminous, multifaceted performances by Gong Li especially and Tony Leung and Hanglei Sun that bring a rich credibility to this small tale. Highly recommended. Grad Harp December 2004
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Take the Train November 12, 2004
Format:DVD
ZHOU YU'S TRAIN is the type of film that may -- just may -- require repeat viewing in order to take in all the thia story has to offer: if you blink -- much like the effect of the quickly passing scenery out the window of any train -- you might miss something better explored, as the ending of this evenly-paced romance shows.

While one could hardly argue with the notion that there are parts of TRAIN that appear uneven and, at least, forced, the film still manages to deliver a perspective worth a single view: Zhou Yu falls in love with a poet she must take the train to see, but, aboard the train, she finds herself somewhat distracted by a veterinarian who insists -- despites her mild protests -- on pursuing her affections. As a result, TRAIN explores more than one budding relationship and can be confusing on more than one occasion. In fact, one could make the argument that what truly is transpiring here cannot be fully appreciated until the film's final few moments, and, even then, the viewer may be left with many unanswered questions. However, what is clear is Zhou's desire to seek the answers to questions of the various loves in her life (two men, friendship, art, etc.), and the narrative clearly appears to be a device through which an exploration of the female mind and heart is undertaken. Whether you reach a destination is entirely up to the viewr.

Of course, the best scenery is, indeed, Gong Li. If you're a fan of her work, then TRAIN is definitely for you.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's get on the right track... September 18, 2005
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There seems to be much confusion about Gong Li's dual role. Ihope this clears up some of the confusion. My spin is totally different. First of all, there was never a bus wreck. Chinese culture thinks and write in beautiful metaphors, and although her character did take the bus trip, it did not crash. The crash is however, the only way to describe her coming back a different and more mature person. She was no longer "floating", but more confident and sure of what she did not want. Basically, she did not want either of the two men she was hoping to find herself with. The most beautiful scene in the whole film is the end. After years of being tied to the rails, riding trains to meet her lovers, they show a Jeep Cherokee driving along side the train, only to turn away in a dramatic split and liberation from the rails, and her past. She does visit the poet, only to tell him esentially, do not look for Zhou Yu in me. The little girl was gone. She no longer needed the fantasy of him in her life. She found her own way.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful gem January 20, 2005
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The story in Zhou Yu's Train is one about love and freedom. The first topic was taboo in China until only recently (the fact that this film has no female nudity attests to the strict sensorship, both cultural and political, in that country) and the second still forbidden with austere legal enforcement.

The film is a little confusing, especially in the first 30 minutes, due to the use of nonlinearity. It almost seems convoluted, but once you brave on, you'll figure out the story. I'll give a quick rundown of the plot.

Zhou Yu, played by the talented actress Gong Li, is a locally successful porcelain painter. One day, she meets a struggling shy poet called Chen Ching (Tony "The Lover" Leung) and they soon start seeing each other. Zhou is also pursued by a playboy-like veterinarian named Zhang Qiang, whom she meets twice on the train ride to her friend's town: the first time when Zhou and Zhang board the train together and he breaks one of her porcelain bowls, the second time they are introduced to each other by their common friend, the train conductor.

Now the story becomes easy to follow: Zhou wants Chen to commit, but Chen's self-doubt and struggling career propel him to escape from Zhou by going to Tibet. Zhou tries to find a second love in Zhang but simply cannot stop loving Chen. She goes off to look for Chen... well, I can't give the ending away!

The beginning is confusing also because Gong is cast in two roles: that of Zhou (longer, curly hair), and a secondary character called Xiu (short hair), who appears occasionally until the end, when her role becomes clear. In case you still don't get it, here's how it works (SPOILER ALERT!): Xiu is Chen's new girlfriend after Zhou's death in the bus accident.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Done Twice
Mystery, mood, music and Gong Li in dual roles. One of my favorite love stories, one of my favorite Gong Li films. Excellent love story.
Shigeru Umebayashi scored this. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Laurence38
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
Not Gong Li's best, but a good movie. Enjoyable love story where two people try to make a long distance relationship work. I would recommend for Gong Li fans.
Published 14 months ago by brian d. bouvier
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but. . .
If you wish to view beautiful cinematography--the powerful, lyrical shot of the train tracks converging, then separating then converging first comes to mind--this is a film to... Read more
Published on April 17, 2010 by The Concise Critic:
4.0 out of 5 stars Zhou Yu's Train is a fascinating film
Great actress; she's able to emote in an extraordinary manner, like Meryl Streep... Very touching film. A bit confusing with all the time periods changing back and forth. Read more
Published on March 27, 2009 by Joci
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy the train trips, but watch this movie for its moods and scenes
This is a film of moods and scenes. Zhou Yu (Gong Li) is attracted to both to a bookish poet and a realistic veterinarian, two men with opposite characters. Read more
Published on February 26, 2009 by Donald M. Bishop
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!
A really neat love story~ I'm a huge fan of foreign films and independent flicks, I really like this one~
Received it in a timely manner and in the shape stated by seller,... Read more
Published on January 6, 2009 by Enamoured
5.0 out of 5 stars Took Some Time
Zhou Yu's Train is certainly one of those films that some may not like the first time around. If you read up on it on some websites, they'll even tell you that you might miss a few... Read more
Published on July 2, 2008 by Keith A. Jones
2.0 out of 5 stars Muddled Train Wreck of a Film
Twice a week, Zhou Yu (Gong Li) takes the train to visit her lover, a poet, Chen Ching..................that's it!!!! Read more
Published on April 28, 2008 by All Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Journey without end
Zhou Yu's Train (2002) is the follow up by director Zhou Sun to his successful 2000 film Breaking the Silence. Read more
Published on November 2, 2007 by Phillip Kay
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!
Zhou Yu's Train is a very slow film without any real narrative flow. It is also over-long and exceedingly boring. Read more
Published on October 31, 2007 by nmollo
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