The Crossing

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The Crossing (2014)

129 min - Drama - 2 December 2014
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During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to an island of Taiwan.

Director:  John Woo

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During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to an island of Taiwan.


Collections: John Woo

Tagline: There was never a more dangerous time to fall in love.

Genres: Drama

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  2 December 2014

Box Office

Budget:  $40,000,000

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Runtime:  2 h 09 min

During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to an island of Taiwan.

The Crossing (Chinese: 太平轮) is a 2014 Chinese-Hong Kong epic historical romance-war drama (part 1) and disaster film (part 2) directed by John Woo and written by Hui-Ling Wang. The film stars Zhang Ziyi, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Song Hye-kyo, Huang Xiaoming, Tong Dawei and Masami Nagasawa. The film is based on the sinking of the steamer “Taiping” in 1949. The incident led to the deaths of over 1,500 passengers and crew. The film’s first part was released in China on December 2, 2014. Part two was released on July 30, 2015.

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Plot

During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to the island of Taiwan. Gen. Lei Yifang (Huang Xiaoming) returns to Shanghai highly decorated, and swiftly wins the hand of wealthy debutante Yunfen (Song Hye-kyo). Yen Zekun (Takeshi Kaneshiro), a Taiwanese doctor settling down to normal life in his hometown after years as a forcibly drafted field medic in the Japanese army during World War II. Perhaps a little more than conveniently, he meets Zhou, who has moved into the house once occupied by his Japanese paramour Masako (Masami Nagasawa) – a friendship anchored by their shared longing for a distant beloved. Yu Zhen (Zhang Ziyi), an illiterate young woman who came into the equation when Tong pays her to have a photograph taken together as a couple as a proof of marriage, which would provide his family back home with more food rations. This financial exchange is a harbinger of Yu’s unraveling existence, as unforgiving circumstances eventually force her to go into prostitution so as to secure enough money to travel to Taiwan with hope of finding her missing lover. [wikipedia]