Butterfly Lovers

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  • Movie: Butterfly Lovers
  • Chinese: 剑蝶 (Jian Die)/武侠梁祝 (Wu Xia Liang Zhu)
  • Director: Jingle Ma
  • Writer: Jingle Ma
  • Producer:
  • Cinematography:
  • Release Date: October 9, 2008 (Hong Kong)
  • Runtime:
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Country: Hong Kong

Plot

Zhu is the eldest daughter of a successful winery. Bubbly and cheerful, Zhu often goes to town dressed as a guy as no good daughter from a well-to-do family should ever be seen gallivanting about town. Zhu¡¦s father, Zhu Gong Yuan had made enemy with Qian Rong Wei who now became a high magistrate and took revenge on Zhu's family by seizing their wine business and making Zhu as one of his many wives. Fortunately, General Ma who is infatuated with her comes to her rescue. In order to protect his daughter, Zhu is sent to the valley, where Zhu meets Shan. She recognizes him assisting the authorities in capturing a big time robber. Over time, they become good friends. One day, Zhu injuries herself and Shan have to carry her down the hill to seek treatment and found out Zhu is a girl, which started a relationship. At the same time, General Ma already proposed a marriage with Zhu. Zhu strongly repels and she is locked up by his father. After hearing the news, Shan could no nothing but rescue Zhu by violence. After a series of chasing and fighting, could Shan finally rescue the one he loves eternally?

Notes

  1. Film was shot on location in Shanghai, China.
  2. The movie is based on the Chinese legend "Butterfly Lovers" (Liang Zhu), a tragic romance between two lovers, Liang Shangbo and Zhu Yingtai, from whom the name of the legend is known in Chinese. The legend is regarded sometimes as the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juiet.

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jeggin This is really a great show alright. I've watched many show before including some show people claimed to be sad, this is the onli one that manage to make me cry, furthermore leave a sorrow feeling in me that after so long when i rewatch the show i can feel it still

Tiffany I really cried when it nearly end because I thought that it was a happy ending but it didn't. They both died but the girl didn't really died she just join the man to his death.

HK Neo Reviews All in all, Butterfly Lovers is really a pure commercial disappointment. Director Ma, who previously directed the brilliant emotional endings in films like Fly Me to Polaris and Funeral March is unable to reproduce the aforementioned form and quality. This flick is a dud in nearly all aspect of filmmaking. From the miscasting of Charlene Choi and Wu Chun, to the dislocated sound track and some unconvincing action directing from Ching Siu Tung and of course who can forget to put the blame on Ma’s shoulders as well. As unforgiving as I am, and notwithstanding the fact that I used to be a big fan of the Twins duo (back in the 2002’s), it is safe to pronounce that an astounding “NO” will be decerned from me. Not even Charlene’s cuteness can change the fact that this is a commercial failure and a critical failure of actual filmmaking … (Neo 2009)


I rate it 3/10

I That's because it IS the chinese version of Romeo & Juliet. However there is a better version a TV serie starring Dong Jie and Peter Ho.

firdha I've already watch this movie.. it's nice.. but I think it looks like "Romeo & Juliet" in Chinese version..^^ overall, the film is good..^^

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