Movies by Release Date: 2006-10

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Poster for the movie "The Other Half"

The Other Half (2006)

111 min - Drama, Foreign - 31 October 2006
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Xiaofen (Zeng Xiaofei) spends all day listening to everything that’s wrong with China, opening her eyes to the chaos that threatens her own life. Working as a secretary for a legal office, Xiaofen records clients detailing the sordid aspects of their lives: divorce cases, medical malpractice suits, financial corruption and old-fashioned personal revenge. Xiaofen starts to question her own relationship with her boyfriend (Deng Gang), fresh out of prison and looking to get into trouble again with his gambling habit. While Xiaofen deals with the overwhelming social malaise surrounding her, rumors spread of a disaster at the local chemical plant, threatening to poison the entire city. Indie director Ying Liang follows up his celebrated debut Taking Father Home with a brutally frank portrait of the social and environmental problems plaguing contemporary China.

Director:  Ying Liang
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Xiaofen (Zeng Xiaofei) spends all day listening to everything that’s wrong with China, opening her eyes to the chaos that threatens her own life. Working as a secretary for a legal office, Xiaofen records clients detailing the sordid aspects of their lives: divorce cases, medical malpractice suits, financial corruption and old-fashioned personal revenge. Xiaofen starts to question her own relationship with her boyfriend (Deng Gang), fresh out of prison and looking to get into trouble again with his gambling habit. While Xiaofen deals with the overwhelming social malaise surrounding her, rumors spread of a disaster at the local chemical plant, threatening to poison the entire city. Indie director Ying Liang follows up his celebrated debut Taking Father Home with a brutally frank portrait of the social and environmental problems plaguing contemporary China.


Collections: Ying Liang

Genres: Drama, Foreign

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Language:  普通话
Release Date:  31 October 2006

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Runtime:  1 h 51 min
Poster for the movie "Do Over"

Do Over (2006)

113 min - Fantasy, Drama - 27 October 2006
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Do Over follows five characters over twenty four hours on the last day of the year. As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to reveal themselves and their stories unravel. By depicting five different characters at emotional crossroads, Do Over examines the struggle of overcoming our greatest fears; the unknown of what lies ahead in the future, the fading value of our existence in the present, and most of all, irreversible mistakes made in the past that may catch up to us.

Director:  Yu-Chieh Cheng

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Do Over follows five characters over twenty four hours on the last day of the year. As the interrelated stories proceed, the connections between the lives of the five characters begin to reveal themselves and their stories unravel. By depicting five different characters at emotional crossroads, Do Over examines the struggle of overcoming our greatest fears; the unknown of what lies ahead in the future, the fading value of our existence in the present, and most of all, irreversible mistakes made in the past that may catch up to us.


Collections: Yu-Chieh Cheng

Genres: Fantasy, Drama

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Country:   Taiwan
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  27 October 2006

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Production Companies:  Top Film Corporation, Leader Entertainment Corporation Ltd.

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min
Poster for the movie "Prince of the Himalayas"

Prince of the Himalayas (2006)

108 min - Drama - 26 October 2006
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Set in ancient Tibet under the shadow of the Himalayas, the young prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father's mysterious death and returns to the Kingdom Jiaobo. Troubled by his mother's sudden remarriage to his uncle Kulo-ngam, he swears to find the truth of his father's death. His obsession of revenge overwhelms his spirit and shadows his love to Odsaluyang. When he points his sword at the new king, Queen Nanm finally tells her beloved son, Lhamoklodan, the true identity of his uncle. In the struggle to face his destiny and fight his demons, a new king is born

Director:  Sherwood Hu
Writers:  Tsering Dorje, Sherwood Hu, Trashidawa

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Set in ancient Tibet under the shadow of the Himalayas, the young prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father's mysterious death and returns to the Kingdom Jiaobo. Troubled by his mother's sudden remarriage to his uncle Kulo-ngam, he swears to find the truth of his father's death. His obsession of revenge overwhelms his spirit and shadows his love to Odsaluyang. When he points his sword at the new king, Queen Nanm finally tells her beloved son, Lhamoklodan, the true identity of his uncle. In the struggle to face his destiny and fight his demons, a new king is born


Collections: Sherwood Hu

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Release Date:  26 October 2006

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Production Companies:  Shanghai Film Studios

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Runtime:  1 h 48 min
Poster for the movie "Rain Dogs"

Rain Dogs (2006)

Drama - 19 October 2006
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When 19-year old Tung – a young Malaysian living with his aging mother in a small town – sets out to reconnect with his elder brother in the urban chaos of Kuala Lumpur, little does he realize that a journey of self-discovery into the conflicted realms of love, loyalty and loss lies directly up ahead. Guileless and overconfident, Tung soon finds himself drawn into a world where deceit, treachery, violence, and irrevocable loss are the only certainties – and where the only lesson to be to be gleaned is just how difficult adulthood can make it for any of us to ever go home again. Shot on an intoxicating variety of locations throughout Malaysia – from the neon murk of Kuala Lumpur’s all-night urban pool halls to misty fields freckled with the distant shapes of grazing water buffalo, Tai Yang Yue – Rain Dogs is a tough and tender film about people coming of age in uncertain times and places; an intimate portrait of the unspoken and sometimes nearly unfathomable bonds that hold parents and children together – and the emotional faultlines that can open unbridgeable chasms between them, and force even the closest of family relations apart. Director’s notes Tai Yang Yue – Rain Dogs began as a story I’d written some time ago about two friends, and how one of them learns to deal with the loss of the other. But somehow, it wasn’t enough – something wasn’t quite right. A year later it dawned on me that they should be brought closer together from the beginning. So, they became brothers. Slowly, my exploration of their two trajectories went deeper, and their blood tie allowed me to explore another important character in this story: their mother. Now I had a family. I followed each one of them as dutifully as I could, concentrating on the way they lived their lives. I tried to trace their emotional arcs with all their inconsistencies and boldnesses intact. And as I did, the time and place in which the story was taking place began to come naturally. The story chronicles a young man’s search for his brother in the big city, and how one brother comes to terms with the other’s sudden and perhaps accidental death. Try as he might to hold on to his family, particularly once the only other member left is his mother, he fails, and finally runs away to a fishing village to be with his uncle, whose own experiences stand out like bruises on his heart. And in growing closer to his uncle, the young man comes to better understand the break his brother had made from the family years before. Ultimately, Tai Yang Yue – Rain Dogs is for me a film about the music of chance – a story about love and loss and all the sadnesses of life.

Director:  Yuhang Ho

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When 19-year old Tung – a young Malaysian living with his aging mother in a small town – sets out to reconnect with his elder brother in the urban chaos of Kuala Lumpur, little does he realize that a journey of self-discovery into the conflicted realms of love, loyalty and loss lies directly up ahead. Guileless and overconfident, Tung soon finds himself drawn into a world where deceit, treachery, violence, and irrevocable loss are the only certainties – and where the only lesson to be to be gleaned is just how difficult adulthood can make it for any of us to ever go home again. Shot on an intoxicating variety of locations throughout Malaysia – from the neon murk of Kuala Lumpur’s all-night urban pool halls to misty fields freckled with the distant shapes of grazing water buffalo, Tai Yang Yue – Rain Dogs is a tough and tender film about people coming of age in uncertain times and places; an intimate portrait of the unspoken and sometimes nearly unfathomable bonds that hold parents and children together – and the emotional faultlines that can open unbridgeable chasms between them, and force even the closest of family relations apart. Director’s notes Tai Yang Yue – Rain Dogs began as a story I’d written some time ago about two friends, and how one of them learns to deal with the loss of the other. But somehow, it wasn’t enough – something wasn’t quite right. A year later it dawned on me that they should be brought closer together from the beginning. So, they became brothers. Slowly, my exploration of their two trajectories went deeper, and their blood tie allowed me to explore another important character in this story: their mother. Now I had a family. I followed each one of them as dutifully as I could, concentrating on the way they lived their lives. I tried to trace their emotional arcs with all their inconsistencies and boldnesses intact. And as I did, the time and place in which the story was taking place began to come naturally. The story chronicles a young man’s search for his brother in the big city, and how one brother comes to terms with the other’s sudden and perhaps accidental death. Try as he might to hold on to his family, particularly once the only other member left is his mother, he fails, and finally runs away to a fishing village to be with his uncle, whose own experiences stand out like bruises on his heart. And in growing closer to his uncle, the young man comes to better understand the break his brother had made from the family years before. Ultimately, Tai Yang Yue – Rain Dogs is for me a film about the music of chance – a story about love and loss and all the sadnesses of life.


Collections: Yuhang Ho

Genres: Drama

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Release Date:  19 October 2006

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Poster for the movie "After This Our Exile"

After This Our Exile (2006)

159 min - Drama, Foreign, Romance - 15 October 2006
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After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.

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After his mother flees the family home, a son turns to thieving in order to support his father, an abusive sort who is addicted to gambling.


Collections: Patrick Tam Kar-Ming

Genres: Drama, Foreign, Romance

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  15 October 2006

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Runtime:  2 h 39 min
Poster for the movie "Curiosity Kills the Cat"

Curiosity Kills the Cat (2006)

93 min - Drama, Mystery - 12 October 2006
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This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese economy blooms so does the gap between rich and poor... These events unite an unlikely cast of a lady of noble decency, her power- hungry husband, a manicure store owner, a security guard, and a countryside girl and series of mysterious events haunted them... What happens in this luxurious apartment building? Are you curious? Well, curiosity kills the cat..

Director:  Zhang Yibai
Writers:  Xin Huo, Zhang Yibai

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This story takes place in a city by the Yangzi River where skyscrapers stand around falling slums... In a luxurious apartment an enchanting story of modern China unfolds... As the Chinese economy blooms so does the gap between rich and poor... These events unite an unlikely cast of a lady of noble decency, her power- hungry husband, a manicure store owner, a security guard, and a countryside girl and series of mysterious events haunted them... What happens in this luxurious apartment building? Are you curious? Well, curiosity kills the cat..


Collections: Zhang Yibai

Genres: Drama, Mystery

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Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  12 October 2006

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min
Poster for the movie "Betelnut"

Betelnut (2006)

112 min - Drama - 6 October 2006
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Along a sleepy Hunan riverside, two delinquent boys experience a summer of love and violence in Yang Heng's visually stunning debut. Ali and Xiao Yu are two teenage rebels idling away their days along the banks of a river in Jishou, a quiet town in Hunan province. They steal motorbikes, bully and rob kids, sing karaoke and get into fist fights outside the local internet bar.. But their rough exterior belies a deeper romanticism, and a tenderness unfolds between them and their teenage loves. As one day bleeds into the next in this impoverished rural setting, it becomes apparent that these sun-baked days of misspent youth will be the wildest, freest time of their lives

Director:  Yang Heng
Stars:  Qi Dai, Yi Gao, Yu Liang

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Along a sleepy Hunan riverside, two delinquent boys experience a summer of love and violence in Yang Heng's visually stunning debut. Ali and Xiao Yu are two teenage rebels idling away their days along the banks of a river in Jishou, a quiet town in Hunan province. They steal motorbikes, bully and rob kids, sing karaoke and get into fist fights outside the local internet bar.. But their rough exterior belies a deeper romanticism, and a tenderness unfolds between them and their teenage loves. As one day bleeds into the next in this impoverished rural setting, it becomes apparent that these sun-baked days of misspent youth will be the wildest, freest time of their lives


Collections: Yang Heng

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  Mandarin
Release Date:  6 October 2006

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Production Companies:  Fanhall Studio

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Runtime:  1 h 52 min

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