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Letter from an Unknown Woman

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Letter from an Unknown Woman (2004)

90 min - Drama - 1 September 2004
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Peking, 1948. A winter night. A man returns home to find a letter awaiting him written by a woman before her death. in the letter she tells him the story of her love for him -a life-long passion that has not diminished over time, but one that he has never known. her story spans 18 years from the moment she -then a 13 year-old girl- sets her eyes on her new neighbor. she tells their brief but passionate love in her youthi the hardship she goes through raising their child alone, and their final encounter after the war, during which the man fails tor ecognize her and one which leaves her in despair. Now having lost her son, she no longer has the courage to live on. Only in a letter is she capable of telling him everything, for the first and the last time. shaken by the letter, the man searches his memory for the nameless woman.

Director:  Xu Jinglei

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Peking, 1948. A winter night. A man returns home to find a letter awaiting him written by a woman before her death. in the letter she tells him the story of her love for him -a life-long passion that has not diminished over time, but one that he has never known. her story spans 18 years from the moment she -then a 13 year-old girl- sets her eyes on her new neighbor. she tells their brief but passionate love in her youthi the hardship she goes through raising their child alone, and their final encounter after the war, during which the man fails tor ecognize her and one which leaves her in despair. Now having lost her son, she no longer has the courage to live on. Only in a letter is she capable of telling him everything, for the first and the last time. shaken by the letter, the man searches his memory for the nameless woman.


Collections: Xu Jinglei

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 September 2004

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Runtime:  1 h 30 min

Peking, 1948. A winter night. A man returns home to find a letter awaiting him written by a woman before her death.

The movie is a Chinese adaptation of the novella Letter from an Unknown Woman by Stefan Zweig, published in 1922, it tells the story of an author who, while reading a letter written by a woman he does not remember, gets glimpses into her life story.