| Tempting Heart (1999)
Director: Sylvia Chang
Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Karen Mok
A director who intends to make a romance film
begins to wonder about the role fate plays in relationships. She ends up
re-examining her own first love in a completely different light.
Modern-day director Cheryl (played by the filmís
actual director, Sylvia Chang Ai Chia) sets out to tell a tale of teen
love that fizzled and was then reignited in adulthood. Takeshi Kaneshiro
and Gigi Leung Wing-Kei are the on-and-off-again lovers. Their
relationship begins in high school in the 1970ís and continues in
separate episodes into the 1980ís and Ď90ís. Karen Mok Man-Wai forms the
third part of a strangely intersecting love triangle.
This romantic drama reveals a tangled web of
meaning in the relationship between the three friends and is likely to
leave a deep impression upon the viewer The beautiful look of the film
can be credited to cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bin, (who most recently
worked with Wong Kar Wai on In the Mood for Love) and the award-winning
art director Man Lim-Chung.
List Price: US $19.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.