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City Of Glass (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.6 out of 10 (16)
All Editions Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.9 out of 10 (21)

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Director-writer team Mabel Cheung and Alex Law (An Autumn's Tale) return to a more intimate story after the ambitious historical drama The Soong Sisters with the cross-generation romance City of Glass. With the transition of Hong Kong from British colony to Chinese territory as the background, City of Glass chronicles a romance whose tragic end in one generation ends up sparking its continuation in another. Beneath the romances, the film also tackles the filmmaking team's favorite issue of the Chinese Diaspora, touching on the immigration wave of the early 1990s. Leon Lai and Shu Qi both give award-nominated performances as the star-crossed lovers driven apart by the changes in both history and their respective lives. Young actors Daniel Wu (in only his second film) and Nicola Cheung (Twelve Nights) also strike up plenty of chemistry as the film's other coupling. Upon its release in 1998, the film received 12 nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Picture, both Best Actor and Actress, and Best New Actor (for Daniel Wu).

On New Year's Eve just before 1997, Raphael (Leon Lai) and Vivian (Shu Qi) are killed in a car accident in London. Angered by the two's affair, the spouses of both sides decide to leave the arrangements to their children - Raphael's American-born son (Daniel Wu) and Vivian's Hong Kong-born daughter (Nicola Cheung). Over the course of making the arrangements, the two also trace their parents' romance all the way back to their days at Hong Kong University in the 1970s. As they discover the circumstances that drove their parents apart and back together over the years, a romance begins to develop between them as well.

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Product Title: City Of Glass (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 玻璃之城 玻璃之城 玻璃(ガラス)の城(玻璃之城)(DVD) City Of Glass (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Shu Qi | Leon Lai (Actor) | Daniel Wu | Alex Law | Jingle Ma | Mabel Cheung | Li Maurice | Nicola Cheung (Actor) | Vincent Kok 舒 淇 | 黎明 (Actor) | 吳彥祖 | 羅啟銳 | 馬楚成 | 張婉婷 | 李明文 | 張燊悅 (Actor) | 谷德昭 舒 淇 | 黎明 (Actor) | 吴彦祖 | 罗启锐 | 马楚成 | 张婉婷 | 李明文 | 张燊悦 (Actor) | 谷德昭 舒淇(スー・チー) | 黎明(レオン・ライ) (Actor) | 呉彦祖 (ダニエル・ウー)  | 羅啓鋭 (アレックス・ロー) | 馬楚成 (ジングル・マ) | 張婉婷 (メイベル・チャン) | Li Maurice | 張[炎/木]悦(ニコラ・チョン) (Actor) | 谷徳昭(ビンセント・コク) 서기 | Leon Lai (Actor) | Daniel Wu | Alex Law | Jingle Ma | Mabel Cheung | Li Maurice | Nicola Cheung (Actor) | Vincent Kok
Director: Mabel Cheung 張婉婷 张婉婷 張婉婷 (メイベル・チャン) Mabel Cheung
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: All Region What is it?
Rating: IIA
Duration: 111 (mins)
Publisher: Universe Laser (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 3512

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* Screen Format : Letter Box
* Sound Mix : Dolby Digital
* DVD Type : DVD-5
* Extras :
- Stars' Files 電影人檔案

Director: Chung Yuen Ting

  A tragic car accident in 1997’s New Year countdown in London ends the love story of Raphael and Vivian. They are the secret lovers who met in Hong Kong University in the Colonial 70’s. However, they were painfully torn between love and reality. Their respective child, David and Suzie, in search of their parents past, past, pick up piece by piece of their parents’ dream yet to be accomplished.
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.6 out of 10 (16)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6.9 out of 10 (21)

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January 12, 2008

City of Glass Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
What does that movie title mean? Doesn't seem to match the movie, I thought. However, charismatic Leon did a pretty good job and I also have to agree that casting Shu Qi was the wrong choice. Daniel Wu gave a reasonable performance as a rookie and am glad he actually spoke good English, without the chinese accent, no offence.

This is a sad love story of 2 young uni students who fell in love at first sight, had a strong relationship, got involved with student/political sit-ins and protests (back in the 60s and 70s very popular). Through it all, Leon was jailed for a short stint although he kept in touch with Qi. In order to fulfil his ambition of being the best architect, upon relase from prison, he left for London to complete his studies. Long distance relationship does not always work and they drifted apart. They met up again by chance in Hongkong years later, now both married. However, their love for each other has never really ended and they found themselves embroiled in an affair, even having a joint bank a/c and buying a house in the outskirts for their rendezvous (possible only because Qi's husband, also a ex-uni classmate of Leon, a successful businessman is out of town a plenty and Qi felt lonely; whereas Leon's wife (whom he met while in London as a struggling student) and son (Daniel) lives in New York. At a student reunion, they decided to call it quits for they realise their spouses will eventually discover their affair. Both went their separate ways, although their hearts are telling them otherwise. Leon returned to London just before New Year's eve and Qi found herself going to London to 'drift and recapture what had been and what could have been'. Leon spotted Qi while driving past, both eventually had to admit that they can't live without the other and decided to ring in the New Year together with a drive to London (Big Ben). Fate dealt a death blow when the car skidded and crashed and both died.

Both families discovered this affair only when Daniel and Qi's daughter were sent to collect their parents' ashes. As the siblings sort out their parents legal stuff (as they shared a joint a/c and a house), they discovered why this was no ordinary fling for both their parents and even discovered that their Chinese names were exactly the same (Qi named her daughter and Leon named his son - Cam Bow, a name which uni-student Leon picked to name should he ever build a famous bridge). The story ended with the good prospect that Daniel actually started to fancy Qi's daughter (and vice versa). The music score is romantic and haunting.

Die-hard romantics, this is for you!
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October 22, 2006

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city of glass Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
another leon movie with shu qi. don't like the pairing of them. don't think they make a good looking screen couple. the story is good. about two students fall in love and got separated due to circumstances and politics. later in life they both marry different people. they meet again by fate and have affairs. later their spouses find out in the most horrible way. the story is good and interesting.
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October 27, 2005

Romantic Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10
This is a very romantic movie which revolves round the concept of fate and true love. The plot is very interesting -- however it is leaning a bit more on the fairy tale side. Recommended for hopeless, fateful romantics like me.
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July 16, 2005

it was a nice movie Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
the movie was sad and romantic but I didn't get all the things in the movie mayb because I didn't pay attention well enough but I still think it was good movie
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April 22, 2005

worth seeing Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
The story line is sad but good enough,
but I got this movie because I like all the Leon, Daniel and esp Shu Qi. It is also awesome that it includes the transfer of HK to China
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