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Calmi Cuori Appassionati (DVD) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Takenouchi Yutaka (Actor) | Yusuke Santamaria (Actor) | Shiina Kippei (Actor) | Kelly Chen (Actor)
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Calmi Cuori Appassionati (DVD) (Korea Version)
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Two of Asia's biggest stars, Japanese heartthrob Takenouchi Yutaka and Hong Kong diva Kelly Chen fall in and out of love in the stirring romantic drama Calmi Cuori Appassionati directed by Nakae Isamu. Based on a best-selling novel, the beautifully shot hit film depicts the decade-long love story of Junsei and Aoi, who first met as art students in Japan. Years later, Junsei is living alone in Florence, and still unable to let go of his memories of Aoi who has a life of her own in Milan now. Junsei remembers their promise to meet each other again in the Florence Cathedral after ten years, but will Aoi show up?
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Product Title: Calmi Cuori Appassionati (DVD) (Korea Version) 冷靜與熱情之間 (DVD) (韓國版) 冷静与热情之间 (DVD) (韩国版) Calmi Cuori Appassionati (DVD) (Korea Version) 냉정과 열정사이 (DVD) (한국판)
Also known as: Between Calm And Passion Between Calm And Passion Between Calm And Passion Between Calm And Passion Between Calm And Passion
Artist Name(s): Takenouchi Yutaka (Actor) | Yusuke Santamaria (Actor) | Shiina Kippei (Actor) | Kelly Chen (Actor) | Shinohara Ryoko (Actor) | Michael Wong (Actor) 竹野內豐 (Actor) | 中山裕介 (Actor) | 椎名桔平 (Actor) | 陳慧琳 (Actor) | 篠原涼子 (Actor) | 王敏德 (Actor) 竹野内丰 (Actor) | 中山裕介 (Actor) | 椎名桔平 (Actor) | 陈慧琳 (Actor) | 篠原凉子 (Actor) | 王敏德 (Actor) 竹野内豊 (Actor) | ユースケ・サンタマリア (Actor) | 椎名桔平 (Actor) | 陳慧琳(ケリー・チャン) (Actor) | 篠原涼子 (Actor) | 王敏徳 (マイケル・ウォン) (Actor) 다케노우치 유타카 (Actor) | 유스케 산타마리아 (Actor) | 시이나 킷페이 (Actor) | 진혜림 (Actor) | 시노하라 료코 (Actor) | 왕민덕 (Actor)
Director: Nakae Isao 中江功 中江功 Isao 中江功 나카에 이사무
Release Date: 2022-07-21
Language: Japanese, Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Place of Origin: Japan
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Package Weight: 150 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1114510099

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냉정과 열정사이 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen format:1.89:1 Anamorphic Wide Screen
*Sound mix:Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary

*Director:나카에 이사무

피렌체에서 유화 복원사 과정을 수련중인 쥰세이는 오래전 헤어진 연인 아오이의 소식을 듣게 된다. 조반나 선생님의 추천으로 모두의 관심과 부러움 속에 치골리의 작품 복원을 맡게 되지만 아오이를 만나기 위해 밀라노로 향하는 쥰세이. 그러나 그녀 곁엔 이미 새로운 연인이 있었고, 냉정하게 변해버린 그녀의 마음만을 확인한 채 쥰세이는 다시 피렌체로 돌아온다. 그리고 자신이 작업 중이던 치골리의 작품이 처참하게 훼손된 채 발견되는 사건이 발생하고 쥰세이는 일본으로 향한다. 아오이와의 추억이 가득한 그곳으로..

일본으로 돌아와 자신이 몰랐던 아오이에 대한 비밀과 오해를 풀게 된 쥰세이는 그녀의 행복을 비는 마지막 편지를 아오이에게 전하며 오래 전 두 사람의 약속을 떠올린다. 피렌체 두오모 성당. 연인들의 성지로 영원한 사랑을 약속한다는 그곳에 그녀의 서른 살 생일에 함께 가기로 했던 쥰세이와 아오이는 약속을 지키기도 전에 헤어졌던 것이다. 영원할 것 같았던 추억이 작별을 고할 무렵, 조반나 선생님의 갑작스런 자살 소식에 쥰세이는 피렌체로 오게 되는데..
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Professional Review of "Calmi Cuori Appassionati (DVD) (Korea Version)"

November 6, 2002

This professional review refers to Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Japan Version)
Florence, a spiritual symbol of the golden age of Renaissance; Yutaka Takenouchi, one of the most handsome actors in Japan; Kelly Chan, a gorgeous pop singer from Hong Kong, when these three elements are put together, you should be able to expect how exquisite and delicate this film is going to look like.

It features a typical love story. Junsei Agata (Yutaka Takenouchi) is a restoration expert in Florence, Italy. His job is to restore old paintings from decaying. Through the years Junsei has been unable to forget Aoi (Kelly Chan), his ex-girlfriend. One day, he sees Aoi again in Florence and he remembers a promise he made with Aoi ten years ago...

It is a very slow-paced movie. What I don't like about it is the pointless prolongation of scenes. The plot is quite simple, but every simple matter is turned into complicated affair. A three minute decision can be prolonged to a thirty minutes deliberation. Junsei often fails to express his feeling toward the one he loves. For instance, he never communicates with his father properly, he does not understand what he thinks at all. He does not offer any opportunity for Aoi to discuss her pregnancy too. The pace and the transition lag seriously due to the vacillation of the characters. This film is absolutely not suitable for people who lack patience.

Back to the story itself, the love affair between Junsei and Aoi is always oscillating. Junsei does not know if Aoi still loves him or not, Aoi is also uncertain if she should accept Junsei again. It is a genuine account of a dynamic relationship. The director understands that he is not shooting a fairy tale, the story will end up dry and insipid if the relationship is always stable. One interesting take is the parellel of Junsei's profession and his love. He is good at restoring paintings but bad in restoring a deteriorated love relationship. This irony is sharp and sarcastic.

In terms of the cinematography, which I think is the essence of this film, every scene and every actor are beautifully shot. I am not sure if it is the VCD itself or not, most of the scenes seem to be coated in blue tint. The blue setting intensifies the depressed atmosphere of the story a lot. Yutaka Takenouchi and Kelly Chan look perfectly glamorous in the film, their good commands of languages (Italian, Japanese and English) make their roles convincing. However, to me, what is most unforgettable is not the love affair between Junsei and Aoi, but the teacher/lover relationship between Junsei and his Italian teacher. Conflict makes good drama. What makes this relationship appealing is its uncertainty and the ambivalence of the characters' minds. As an audience, it is always a pleasure to watch something that cannot find a resolve easily.

With clever use of cinematography and mood music, Calmi Cuori Appassionati is a sophisticated sculpture carved and polished by a skilful sculptor, but this is a sculpture without a soul, what it lacks is depth of meaning and redeeming value.

VCD (HK version) - The VCD version features a double audio track, one is in the original trio language and the other in Cantonese. Ignore the Cantonese version please, unless you can tolerate the absurdity of seeing Italian and Japanese speaking Cantonese. The image and sound qualities are not bad, but in order to appreciate the decent cinematography of this film, the DVD is an inevitable choice.

Cool guy(s) - Yutaka Takenouchi, Kelly Chan

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Customer Review of "Calmi Cuori Appassionati (DVD) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.3 out of 10 (31)

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February 10, 2006

This customer review refers to Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Hong Kong Version)
Art, Romance and Italy Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
What more do you want if you can have a glimpse of Italy, its architecture and art (need much much more!)
and Takenouchi Yutaka at his best with his moody
fatastic looks and angst? I don't particularly like
the character Kelly Chen plays . But still its romantic element somehow is there. It's better than lots of other very silly ones. At least this one is done with very good taste.
I also like the music, it puts me in the mood of
remembering the fabulous Florence and its museums
and yes...........
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February 24, 2004

This customer review refers to Reiseitojounetsu noaidaburu
Masterpiece. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Calmi Cuori appasionati is the best movie I ever watched. I rent this movie from a rental, and I never send it back. I have searched anywhere to find this movie, but I couldn't find it any. other words can explain this movie, this is a masterpiece...
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October 26, 2003

This customer review refers to Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Japan Version)
2 people found this review helpful

Artistically Captivating Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
What can I say, this movie is mostly set in Italy where art and fashion flourished. This is the most beautiful japanese romance movie that combines the beaufitul Italian landscape with Japanese hunk Yutaka Takenouchi and Hongkong beauty Kelly Chen who endlessly shines in Japanese entertainment industry. Calmi Cuori Appassionati showcases the majestic paintings by Michelangelo as well as the St. Peters Cathedral in Florence. This movie also introduces numerous Italian designers labels such as Fendi where Kelly Chen is practically groomed into a walking model. Romantic as the title might suggest, Appassionati highlights on the theme, the power of love and promise. Yutaka, who restores paintings, falls in love with Kelly back in their schooldays in Japan. Their relationship fails along the way due to a misunderstanding and the couple have decided to part. Yet fate decides to rejoice the lovebirds in Italy. Their tumultous journey towards the bliss is put into test by the promise they made 10 years ago. Appassionati reaffirms the power and depth of love. An artistic movie for the fans of romance movies. The Limited Edition comes with a nice guide book to Italy in japanese language. There are many fascinating features in the DVD including a myriad of Soundtracks and other valuable informations. Calmi Cuori Appasionati is a pleasurable love story.
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June 20, 2003

This customer review refers to Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Hong Kong Version)
very good Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
i thought this film was very nicely filmed. Might not suit some people who likes a fast paced love story but this story is slowly planned out and its so wonderful. its definitely a must watch.
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June 1, 2003

This customer review refers to Calmi Cuori Appassionati (Hong Kong Version)
great! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
beautiful story and wonderfully directed =)
absolutely worth buying!
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