Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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The Young Ones
(Cai yun fei)

by LEE Hsing


In the 1960s, Lee Hsing was the first to bring to the big screen several novels by the Taiwanese author Chiung Yao, whose works still among the most widely read in Mandarin Chinese literature. After Four Loves (1965) and The Silent Life (1970), The Young Ones (1973) further develops the melodramatic tonality of a love story, making the film a huge popular success across all Southeast Asia. The casting did much to help. Arriving in Taipei from Hong Kong, student Yun-Lau (Alan Tang) stays with friends of his parents. He falls in love with their daughter Hai-Ni (Chen Chen) who has suffered from ill health since childhood and needs to avoid any kind of turmoil. Following Hai-Ni’s death, the inconsolable Yun-Lau meets a singer who looks bears a strong resemblance to her. JB

  • Titre français
    The Young Ones
  • Original title
    Cai yun fei
  • Titre international
    The Young Ones
  • Scénario
    CHANG Yung-hsiang, CHIUNG Yao
  • Photo
    CHEN Kun-hou
  • Musique
    HUNG Yuan-tso
  • Interprétation
    CHEN Chiu, CHI Lan
  • Directeur artistique
    CHOU Chih-liang
  • Support de projection
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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