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The Floating Landscape
The Floating Landscape
Actors: Ekin Cheng, Karena Lam
Director: Carol Lai
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2004     1hr 41min

Acclaimed actress Karena Lam (Inner Senses, Truth Or Dare) gives another heartfelt performance in this touching romance which also co-stars Ekin Cheng (Storm Riders, The Duel). Haunted by the death of his lover, Maan (Lam)...  more »


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Actors: Ekin Cheng, Karena Lam
Director: Carol Lai
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Studio: Tai Seng
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/20/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Touching & Compelling
sayakeren | Jakarta, Indonesia | 06/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Deshen (Ekin Cheng) was an artist and was the boyfriend of Man-er (Karena Lam). Deshen has been telling Man-er about this one landscape that has been showing in his dream in which he felt so familiar but has no idea where it is. Both of them agreed to find the place in his hometown, Qingdao. Unfortunately, Deshen passed away before the search happened. Man-er felt she must find the place to replace Deshen. She went to Qingdao to find the landscape her boyfriend drew but months after that she found nothing.

In Qingdao she met with Xiaolie (Liu Ye), a postman who's very kind-hearted and tried his best to help her finding the floating landscape and soon he found no landscape but his deep feeling towards the always-sad girl, Man-er. Man-er could not deny that somehow she felt so at ease with Xiaolie, but her 'debt' to find the landscape kept her a distance from Xiaolie. But not long after that, Man-er felt afraid of finding the Floating Landscape because...she knew if she finds it, she must leave the region, and somehow she felt that actually she doesn't want that to happen...

A very touching story talking about simple and ordinary life of people living in suburb China: how they deal with their surrounding, how they face challenges in life (a sub-plot was talking about how an old lady faced the death of her beloved husband), how people are so attached to their past that they cannot move on, and so forth. You'll find an ordinary life in this extraordinary story plot, guaranteed!"