Legend has it that when two people meet at Lake Chrysanthemum, when the lake has dried up, they are destined to fall in love and stay together forever. This myth is put to the test when Kiki, the girl of everyone's dreams on campus, falls into the dried up Chrysanthemum Lake and is saved by university super nerd Wu Quan Shun.
Small-town policeman Ma Shan (Jiang Wen) is in a panic one day when his gun goes missing and a former lover, Li Xiaomeng (Ning Jing) turns up dead. Desperated Ma goes all out to trap the killer. Firearms are rare in China, and losing a firearm is a serious offence for a police officer. Ma Shan is overwhelmed by the burden of finding the gun and also struggles to keep the love and respect of his wife and young son. As the drama progresses, he realizes that his gun is not the only thing missing in his life...
The first story tells of a firefighter Jin-woo and his girlfriend named Su-jeong who works in a TV station as a news translator for the mute. Su-jeong is waiting for him to propose, focused on the rationale that given his dangerous job, she likes the idea of him having to think of her, to hesitate for a while before jumping into danger… Jin-woo tries to prepare an impressive wedding proposal, but he keeps missing the chances… The second story is about Ahn Su-eun(Shin Min-A) who works as a costume character in a theme park. There she meets a young artist (Lee Ki-Woo) who she begins to develop feelings for quickly, yet refuses to take off her mask in front of him for quite some time because of her scar… The third story is of a mother Ju-young (Yeom Jeong-Ah) and her child. The mother was too busy to spend time with her young son, until an illness confines her to a hospital bed. There the mother and son begin to communicate more and more…How can she show him her feeling? Lastly, the story of Ha-seak(Cha Tae-Hyeon) and Suk-hyun (Son Tae-Yeong) who have just broken up. Suk-hyun's reason being that she needs a more stable guy with a good job. The unemployed ex-boyfriend Ha-seak goes off and finds himself a job helping other couples break up. Can he save his own relationship by delivering breakup messages for people?
Cha Tae Hyun, Jung Woo Sung, Lim Soo Jung, Son Tae Young
White Vengeance tells the story of two brothers contending for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty, which ruled Imperial China from 221 to 206 BC. As rebels rose, the nation fell into chaos. Liu Bang (Leon Lai) and Xiang Yu (Feng Shaofeng), became leaders of the rebellious army, and also became sworn brothers in battle. But when King Huai of Chu pits the two against each other, betrayal leads the two former brothers to fight against each other in this epic tale.
Leon Lai, Zhang Han Yu, Feng Shao Feng, Liu Yi Fei, Anthony Wong, Jordan Chan, Andy On
ChanTan(by Aaron Kwok), a private detective in Thailand, travelled to Malaysia following the clues in a photo. There he looked for a man called Chai(byChan Koon Tai), who might help reveal the truths behind the murder of his parents 30 years ago. Chai's adopted daughter Zi-wei(by Jiang Yi Yan) was an orphan of Chinese descent. Under Zi-wei'sguidance, Chanfinally found Chai. But Chai said the man in the photo, Pang, a drug dealer, died quite some time ago. Meanwhile, Chanwas informed that his home was broken into. Chanthen rushed back to Thailand. Back home, Chanfound a secret compartment under his bed. But it was ransacked. He suspected what was once stashed there might have something to do with his parents'death. He could do nothing but seek help from a Malaysian private detective. Chanfound ZhengFong-hei(by Nick Cheung), a Malaysian detective born in China. Together they decided to meet Chai again. But before they could find Chai, they had a fight and went separate ways. Chanlooked for Chai by himself. Questioned repeatedly, Chai disclosed a guy called Uncle Bomight know something about his parents'death. Chanwent to visit Uncle Boaccording to the information, but was ambushed and almost got killed. Chanhad no choice but to seek Zheng's help again. Together they arrived at Chai's onlyto see a bunch of police officers conducting investigation there. Chai had gone missing. Chanand Zheng believed Chai was dead. Chanapproached Uncle Boand got a mysterious cassettetape from him, but shortly after Uncle Bowas killed right in front of his eyes. The two of them went to Zi-weiagain for more clues. Zi-weioverheard Chai talking to a man called Da-junon the phone. They mentioned having acquired an object and it was hidden in Guangzhou, China. Chanand Zi-weithen headed straight to Guangzhou. Chanmet Pang and Da-jun, hesaid hewasn't there for revenge, but to prove his parents'innocence. Pang was convinced somehow. He said Da-juntook a reel of Super 8mm film under his bed. Chan's parents captured the evidence of Qing's crime on the film and Qingwas the mastermind behind thiswhole scheme,thatwas whythey ended up being murdered. Right then, Changot a phone call from Qingwho said he had Zheng held for ransom. Qingasked for the film in exchenge of Zheng's life. Chanwent to deal with Qingalone. At the same time, Malaysian policealreadyreceived the Super 8mm film whichcapturedthe substantial evidence of Qing's crime...
Aaron Kwok, Nick Cheung, Jiang Yi Yan, Chan Koon Tai
Chau stars as cold-blooded, disfigured killer Kit, who begins to experience feelings he's never had before when he meets compensated dater Ting Ting (Liddy Li). The two develop a twisted relationship that's part familial and part romantic. When Ting Ting is ostensibly kidnapped, Kit goes through hell to try to get her back, but is the situation really what it seems?
Different generations look at love, romance and commitment, all from a uniquely Beijing perspective; a pregnant woman must choose between her husband and an ex-love who comes back into her life, a couple looks toward a trip to Greece to confront their own infidelity, and a young couple must decide whether to listen to their parents' reason or their emotional heart.
Carina Lau, Leung Ka-Fai, Siqin Gaowa, Chen Sicheng, Tong Liya
Cast: Louis Koo, Gordon Lam, Tony Jaa
The Founding Of An Army
Cast: Liu Ye, Zhu Yawen, Zhou Dongyu
Cast: Leon Lai, Zhang Hanyu, Du Juan
Saving General Yang
Cast: Adam Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Yu Bo
Marrying The Mafia 3
Cast: Shin Hyun-joon, Tak Jae-hoon
HONG KONG FILM AWARDS NOMINEES
In celebration of the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards this month, CELESTIAL MOVIES brings you some of the nominees, including Best Film nominees Our Time Will Come and Shock Wave!
Lifelong friends Tin (Sean Lau), Chow (Louis Koo) and Wai (Nick Cheung) all work for the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau. The three tough law enforcers would readily risk their lives for each other, but a dangerous mission in Thailand could put their brotherly bond to the test. Capturing notorious “Eight-faced Buddha”, South East Asia’s most powerful drug lord, would give ambitious chief inspector Tin the promotion he has been working toward, while his loyal deputy Wai would be happy with a little more respect and glory. Chow strongly objects to the international mission, but he realizes that success could be his ticket to stop undercover work and live a normal life with his pregnant wife. In Thailand, Tin and Wai collaborate with local police to plan an operation to trap Eight-faced Buddha through Chow's undercover gang. The covert operation goes bad at the last minute, and a battle breaks out. The three friends are confronted by a tragic emotional dilemma... Five years later, burdened with personal hardship, two friends are still seeking to revenge the loss of a third. Friendship turns into rivalry and brotherhood must be sacrificed once again. A war between good and evil unfolds, and there's no turning back!
The White Tigers Clan is back! After selling over five million tickets and sealing its status as one of the most successful Korean comedies of all time, the Marrying The Mafia franchise returns with its third installment, entitled Marrying the Mafia 3: Rebirth of the Family. After prosecutor Jin Kyung (Kim Won Hee of Marrying the Mafia 2 and Oh Lala Sisters) married with boss In Jae (Shin Hyun Jun), the destiny of the family moved away from organized crime to - guess what? - homemade kimchi! Big boss Mrs. Hong (Kim Soo Mi) has finally found a decent way to live, when suddenly Myung Pil (Gong Hyung Jin), a jealous prosecutor who can't see his colleague partake with such people, tries his best to put In Jae and company in trouble.
Shin Hyun-Jun, Kim Won-Hee, Kim Su-Mi, Jeong Jun-ha
Tim (Aaron KWOK) is a defense attorney with a heart of gold. Refusing to simply be a hired gun for his wealthy clients, Tim quits his job at a prestigious law firm to become a prosecutor at the Justice Department. With support from his fiance Megan and his cop buddy Nam (LIU Kai-chi), Tim decides to start life anew. When he chances upon a handicapped piano teacher Jing (GWEI Lun-mei), she begs Tim to help her. She has accused her doctor, the renowned surgeon Zhou (CHANG Chen), of sexual harassing her during a check-up in his clinic. The doctor and the patient were the only ones in the room, and each of them offers contradictory testimony. The case soon turns into a Rashomon-esque mystery. To up the ante further, Zhou's defense attorney is the talented Freddy (XIA Yu), who has taken over Tim's previous position at the prestigious law firm. The sharp-tongued lawyer proves to be Tim's toughest opponent to date. The media frenzy around this sexual harassment case slowly begins to destroy the lives of everyone involved, especially those of the doctors' wife Jie (QIN Hailu) and his young daughter. Tim soon realizes the cost to the truth may simply be too much to bear.
The epic story behind the founding of the People’s Liberation Army in China that ultimately laid the foundation for a new republic, featuring a star-studded cast of Chinese actors including Liu Ye, Zhu Yawen, and more!
Set in the chaotic and decadent world of the warring states during the Spring and Autumn Period. The great sage and philosopher Confucius lived in the 6th century B.C., at a time when China was still a patchwork of feudal states vying with each other for supremacy. The Zhou Dynasty was tottering, incapable of unifying the various kingdoms, and there were incessant local wars over land and power. Confucius was born in the kingdom of Lu and rose to serve in its government. His skillfully engineered a peace with aggressive neighboring states and brought three dominant local clans under control. But his brilliance as a thinker and tactician was not enough to save him from being exiled by his political enemies, and he spent many years wandering and teaching a band of loyal disciples. His followers transcribed his lectures, collected as The Analects of Confucius, a volume which has been in print for well over 200 years.