Perhaps Love — Rúguǒ. Ài ~ Chinese Movies&TV

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Perhaps Love — Rúguǒ. Ài

Perhaps Love (Chinese: 如果·爱; pinyin: Rúguǒ. Ài) is a 2005 film directed by Peter Chan, written by Oi Wah Lam and Raymond To, and choreographed by Farah Khan. It is funded by Astro Shaw and TVB, and is distributed by Celestial Pictures.

 

Director: Peter Chan

It’s a simple story, about love triangle, but the credit goes to its wonderful, simple and touching delivery. A Mainland director Nie Wen (Jacky Cheung) decides to make a film musical starring his Mainland girlfriend Sun Na (Zhou Xun) and Hong Kong actor Lin Jian-dong (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Unknown to him, Sun has met Lin before ten years ago when she was a cabaret singer in Beijing. The two had a relationship together then, when Lin was a film student. Ten years later, now a huge movie star, Sun refuses to acknowledge they have met before.

 

Takeshi Kaneshiro

The film reportedly cost US$10 million, but it earned US$2.2 million on its opening weekend.

The film is the first musical to be produced in mainland China in over forty years. And the film’s female lead Zhou Xun won the 12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award in the Best Actress category.

 

Zhou Xun

The film was also nominated for eleven 25th Hong Kong Film Awards. It won six awards: for Best Actress (Zhou Xun), Best Art Direction (Chung Man Yee and Pater Wong), Best Costume & Make Up Design (Chung Man Yee and Dora Ng), Best Original Film Score (Peter Kam and Leon Ko), and Best Original Film Song, “Perhaps Love” (this award was shared between composer Peter Kam, lyricist Him Yiu, and Jacky Cheung, who performed the song in the film) etc.

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