Zhou Yu's Train (2004)

Zhou Yu's Train
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Foreign
Keywords love
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gong Li Actor Zhou Yu 1 1000001
Pan Weiyan Actor Uncle Guai 1 1000005
Tony Leung Ka-fai Actor Chen Qing 1 1000006
Huang Xian Producer n/a 3 3000001
Yang Buting Producer n/a 3 3000002
Bill Kong Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Zhou Sheng Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Tang Yat-ming Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Zhang Mei Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bei Cun Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Yang Qianbin Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Wang Yu Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
William Chang Suk-ping Editor n/a 172 7000001
Shigeru Umebayashi Music n/a 120781 8000001
Maria Orzel Creative Consultant n/a 120858 12000001
Stanley Orzel Creative Consultant n/a 120858 12000002
Synopsis
Zhou Yu is a painter at a ceramic factory in the town of Sanming in northwestern China. She has fallen in love with Chen Qing, a shy poet who works in a library in Zhongyang and lives in the clouds. To see him, she travels from Sanming to Zhongyang by train on every weekend, whenever the longing to see him overcomes her. Chen would always wait for her at the train station, with roses, lilies or carnations. Back at Chen's tiny apartment, they make passionate love, and always conclude their amorous encounter with a bowl of sweet tofu soup from an old street peddler. Their future together seems so assured that Zhou Yu never talks or even thinks about it, but applies her energies to raising money and pulling strings to get Chen's poetry published. Until one day, on one of her train journeys, she meets Zhang Jiang, a cynical traveling veterinarian who is not without worldly charms. An accident takes them to Shen Hu, the lake of fairies, a prominent place in one of Chen Qing's poems. That chance meeting will change the destiny of Zhou Yu and the two men.