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Up in The Wind (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3

Jing Bo Ran (Actor) | Ni Ni (Actor) | Teng Hua Tao (Director) | Liu Zi (Actor)
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Up in The Wind (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
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From Love Is Not Blind director Teng Huatao comes this 2013 dramedy that explores what it means to be a young adult in modern China. Up in the Wind is based on the novel A Travelogue, Or A Guidebook by Bao Jingjing who also wrote the screenplay.

Ni Ni (The Flowers of War) stars as Cheng Yu Meng, a girl from the countryside trying to make it as a lifestyle magazine writer in Shanghai. Her job is to live it up in the big city and write about it, only unlike the rich people she hangs around with, she has to do it on a shoestring budget. Yu Meng is dismayed to find that rather than going on a previously planned assignment to Tuscany, she must go to Nepal instead. What's more, she is stuck in a tour group with rich brat Wang Can (Jing Boran). Initially, the two get along about as well as water and oil, but their attitude towards each other softens as they explore Nepal together and start to find themselves.

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Product Title: Up in The Wind (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 等風來 (2013) (DVD) (香港版) 等风来 (2013) (DVD) (香港版) 等風來 (2013) (DVD) (香港版) Up in The Wind (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Jing Bo Ran (Actor) | Ni Ni (Actor) | Liu Zi (Actor) | Chen Wei (Actor) | Bao Jing Jing | Liu Ya Se (Actor) 井柏然 (Actor) | 倪妮 (Actor) | 劉孜 (Actor) | 陳衛 (Actor) | 鮑鯨鯨 | 劉 雅瑟 (Actor) 井柏然 (Actor) | 倪妮 (Actor) | 刘孜 (Actor) | 陈卫 (Actor) | 鲍鲸鲸 | 刘 雅瑟 (Actor) 井柏然(ジン・ボーラン) (Actor) | 倪妮 (ニー・ニー) (Actor) | Liu Zi (Actor) | Chen Wei (Actor) | Bao Jing Jing | Liu Ya Se (Actor) Jing Bo Ran (Actor) | Ni Ni (Actor) | Liu Zi (Actor) | Chen Wei (Actor) | Bao Jing Jing | Liu Ya Se (Actor)
Director: Teng Hua Tao 滕華濤 滕华涛 滕華濤(テン・ホァタオ) Teng Hua Tao
Release Date: 2014-06-20
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: China
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1035867859

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"Up in the Wind" tells a story of a touring group who travel to Nepal and undergo a series of sweet and sour events. As their adventure draws to an end with them hang gliding, they realize that in life also they need to be patient and wait for the wind to change and there's no point in being anxious or working themselves to the bone.
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Editor's Pick of "Up in The Wind (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

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June 19, 2014

The road to true happiness is never straight
In a country with a rapidly developing economy like China, young professionals in urban areas are finding it increasingly difficult to be "happy" as they spend their time trying to succeed and get ahead in the world. As the new middle class continues to expand along with people's spending power, young Chinese people are beginning to ask themselves whether their newfound taste for material goods really brings them true happiness.

One of those people is writer Bao Jingjing, who reunites with Love is Not Blind director Teng Huatao for Up in the Wind, a story about a group of urbanites looking for spiritual enlightenment on a trip to Nepal. Based on Bao's internet novel A Travelogue, or a Guidebook, Wind follows the journey of Cheng Yumeng (Ni Ni), an arrogant food column writer for a luxury magazine in Shanghai. When Yumeng's work trip to Tuscany is cancelled due to objections from management (or rather, the management's daughter), she is instead sent to write a travel column from Nepal, known as the "happiest place in the world."

Hiding behind the image of a snobbish urbanite with a taste for the luxury life, Yumeng isn't the typical movie heroine who would embark on a soul-healing spiritual trip like this. Just as Bao subverted the romantic comedy genre in Love is Not Blind by matching its heartbroken heroine with a platonic male partner instead of a new love interest, Bao doesn't give us a character we would instantly relate to in Up in the Wind. We know that she will change by the end of the story, but not exactly in a way we would expect.

Placed on a bus tour with shopping-obsessed middle-aged housewives, a naïve twenty20-something nicknamed Hot-Blooded Li (Cya Liu) and tactless "rich second generation" slacker Wang Can (Jing Boran), Yumeng almost immediately becomes illuminated by the sights of Kathmandu and finds enough humanity to grow increasingly annoyed at Wang Can's insensitive behavior.

In an interesting twist, Yumeng's stern editor Lily (a wickedly sharp-tongued Liu Zi) rejects Yumeng's initial revelations, dismissing the idea of looking down on life at home by praising a new life abroad. Just as it looks down on urbanites who have lost their souls to create an image of sophistication and modernity, the film sees those who claims to find spiritual enlightenment thought through slum tourism or a "the grass is greener on the other side" attitude as taking the easy way out to find happiness.

To the frustration of some, Bao and Teng don't give a definitive answer to the question of what makes Yumeng happy. They imply several possible answers along the way with Yumeng's longing to see her parents (who live in the countryside), a windy scenic route that slows the travelers down considerably and a finale involving a hang glider. Fortunately, romance is not one of those answers. Yumeng and Wang Can eventually warm up to each other later in the story, but Bao and Teng keep the film grounded in reality by not developing the two's story into a crowd-pleasing romantic comedy. Up in the Wind is a story about individual growth, and a love story would've diluted that message considerably.

As she did in her last film, Bao is more interested in the journey rather than the destination. Yumeng's own idea of true happiness matters far less than the fact that she took the journey to find it. Bao doesn't have all the answers, but she can tell you that the answer is somewhere out there and that it'll arrive eventually. The intention behind Up in the Wind isn't just to tell a story, but to inspire the audience to take the journey to find your own idea of true happiness. Don't worry; a road trip through Nepal won't be necessary.

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