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Tempting Heart (1999)

Sam dung (original title)
Cheryl is a Hong Kong-based film director who uses the story of her first love as the basis for her next screen project. As she tells her tale to a screenwriter, she relives memories from a more innocent time.

Director:

Sylvia Chang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Ho-jun
Gigi Leung ... Sheo-rou
Karen Mok ... Chen-Li
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Chan
Sylvia Chang ... Cheryl
Leon Dai ... Ho-jun (middle age)
Jing-Do Fong Jing-Do Fong
Chung-Yu Jeung Chung-Yu Jeung
Elaine Jin ... Sheo-rou's mom
Jo Kuk
Wing-Lam Kwong Wing-Lam Kwong
Ga-Wai Lee Ga-Wai Lee
Leslie Loh Leslie Loh
Audrey Mak Audrey Mak
William Wing Hong So ... Screenwriter (as William So)
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Cheryl is a Hong Kong-based film director who uses the story of her first love as the basis for her next screen project. As she tells her tale to a screenwriter, she relives memories from a more innocent time.

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It's the love we've lost that haunts us.

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Official Sites:

Toho-Towa [Japan]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

23 September 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Pokusy serca See more »

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Director Sylvia Chang found Takeshi Kaneshiro too good looking and decided to let his character have some pimples so as to not appear too perfect. See more »

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Beautiful in parts; uneven otherwise
16 November 2002 | by theotherselfSee all my reviews

The beauty of Xin Dong is in its understated portrayal of first love - just a simple story of an ordinary boy and girl, and the events that happen years after their heady adolescent love runs its course. It's not always a happy film, but neither is it a sad one; kind of like life, really. Some poignant touches sets this film apart from the many others of the same genre, and the celluloid-perfect leads play their roles surprisingly well, especially Gigi Leung as the innocent and slightly gawky Hsiao-rou. It's uneven though, with some unnecessary scenes that greatly slow down the pace of the movie. But then comes the absolutely classic ending, one of those that make your heart ache for that moment, and which you remember for a long time to come.


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