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| A One And A Two (2000)
Director: Edward Yang
Starring: Wu Nien-Jen,
Diane Jin, Kelly Lee
Focusing on a typical family--parents,
two children, and an elderly grandmother--living in a small apartment in
Taipei, YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO) is about the patterns of daily life. It
includes a wedding, a funeral, a first date, a last date, a birth, and a
death. The film follows each member of the Jian family carefully, giving
each one equal time, completely developing each character.
NJ (Wu Nienjen), the father of the
family, struggles with a dead-end job at a technology firm while
reexamining his marriage when he meets his high school sweetheart,
Sherry (Ke Suyun), after 30 years. NJ's teenage daughter, Ting-Ting
(Kelly Lee), has a selfless demeanor and a naive interest in everything,
which diffuses the complexity of her high school life.
Her little brother, Yang-Yang
(Jonathan Chang), is an adorable five-year-old troublemaker who's in
love with a pesky girl in his class. And Yang-Yang's mother, Min-Min
(Elaine Jin), grieves for her dying mother (Tang Runyun) while coping
with her own middle age in a rapidly maturing family.
Edward Yang, director of 1991's A
BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY, presents a careful, direct, meticulously
photographed film with YI YI. Brassy shots of Taipei reflected in the
windows of a moving car are offset with slow choreographed sequences
using the streetlights to narrate little moral tales. Perhaps the most
powerful gem in this film is the magical character of Mr. Ota (Issey
Ogata), NJ's Japanese business associate, whose optimistic life
perspective will inspire and delight YI YI's viewers.
List Price: US $22.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(For Asia Region)
"Some Content May Be Inappropriate For
Children" (roughly equal to an MPPA rating of
"PG-13") Films rated Category IIA may contain
mild violence such as martial arts, mild nudity that is
not sexually oriented, mild explicit language and some
mild adult situations.