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Bishonen

Film poster
Directed by Yonfan
Written by Yonfan
Music by Chris Babida
Cinematography Henry Chung
Editing by Ma Kam
Distributed by Victor Company of Japan Ltd
Release date(s) 1998
Running time 101 mins
Country Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
IMDb profile

Bishonen (Chinese: 美少年之恋; Pinyin: Měishàonián zhi Liàn ; Cantonese: Meisiunin zi lyun) is a 1998 movie from Hong Kong about an ill-fated gay romance. Image File history File links Bishonen. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... // February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ...

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Synopsis

Jet (Stephen Fung) is a handsome gay hustler whose sex appeal seems to know no bounds. Everyone wants to make love to him, but he is in love with no one but himself. Stephen Fung Tak-Lun (born August 9, 1974) is a Hong Kong based actor/singer/director/producer. ...


Things change drastically when he notices what seems like a young couple in a shop, Sam (Daniel Wu) and Kana (Shu Qi). At first sight, he falls in love with Sam and begins following the two around. Daniel Wu (Chinese: 吳彥祖; Cantonese: Ng Yin-Cho; Mandarin: Wú Yànzǔ) (born September 30, 1974 in San Francisco, California) is a American film actor famous for his work in Hong Kong. ... // Shu Qi (Chinese: ; pinyin: Shū Qí; Wade-Giles: Shu Chi) (born April 16, 1976) is the stage name of a Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-hui (林立慧). Her stage name is occasionally romanized as Hsu Chi (Wade-Giles) or Shu Kei (Cantonese). ...


Jet's friend Ching, who is also a hustler, runs a personal in a gay magazine for Jet, imploring Sam to contact Jet. Whore redirects here. ...


At first, Jet is angry at Ching for not asking him, but his wrath subsides quickly when indeed he meets Sam again in what seems like a chance encounter, but actually is an outcome of the personal.


Sam turns out to be a police officer and Jet starts to befriend Sam, hoping this will turn into a relationship. But Sam does not seem to notice Jet's intentions towards him.


Unbeknownst to Jet, Sam had a homosexual affair with pop star K.S.(Terence Yin) five years earlier. At the same time, Ching had been in unrequited love with Sam (then calling himself Fai) when the two were still office workers. Terence Yin (Chinese: 尹子維; pinyin: Yin Ziwei) (born May 19, 1975 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong film actor. ...


Ching comes to his apartment shared with Jet when Jet and Sam are there, instantly recognizes Sam as Fai and is furious with Jet for stealing his beloved.


Jet is picked up by K.S. for sex, but then feels guilty for betraying Sam.


<<SPOILER>> Please don't read ahead as it reveals the ending of the movie.


Later, when Sam and Jet finally give in to their desires, Sam's father walks in on them. Deeply moved by the grief he feels he has caused his father and unable to cope with the situation, Sam commits suicide, leaving behind Jet, who plunges himself back into his job to try to forget what happened while asking himself if he was responsible for Sam's death. Rather than surrender to US soldiers, the Mayor (Bürgermeister) of Leipzig Germany, committed suicide along with his wife and daughter on April 20, 1945. ...


Before killing himself, Sam leaves a letter for Jet, inside there's a letter and the advertisement.


Knowing that he has truly been loved, Jet is able to move on with his life after grieving for Sam's death. <<SPOILER end>>


Cast includes

Stephen Fung Tak-Lun (born August 9, 1974) is a Hong Kong based actor/singer/director/producer. ... Daniel Wu (Chinese: 吳彥祖; Cantonese: Ng Yin-Cho; Mandarin: Wú YànzÇ”) (born September 30, 1974 in San Francisco, California) is a American film actor famous for his work in Hong Kong. ... // Shu Qi (Chinese: ; pinyin: ShÅ« Qí; Wade-Giles: Shu Chi) (born April 16, 1976) is the stage name of a Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-hui (æž—ç«‹æ…§). Her stage name is occasionally romanized as Hsu Chi (Wade-Giles) or Shu Kei (Cantonese). ... Terence Yin (Chinese: 尹子維; pinyin: Yin Ziwei) (born May 19, 1975 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong film actor. ... Kenneth Tsang Kong (Chinese : 曾江), born in 1938, is one of the most respected actors in Hong Kong. ... James Wong may refer to: James Wong Jim - a Hong Kong Cantopop lyricist and writer. ... Joe Junior was a popular HK English pop singer from Hong Kong during the 1960s. ... Paul Fonoroff 方保羅 is one of Hong Kongs best known film critics and movie historians. ... Brigitte Lin (Chinese: 林青霞; Pinyin: ) or Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia (born November 3, 1954) is a Taiwanese actress. ...

See also

The history of Chinese language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... While most of local Hong Kong movies are set in the Special Administrative Region, several foreign movies are also, at least partly, set in Hong Kong. ... Cinema of Hong Kong This is an A-Z list of films produced in Hong Kong and in the in alphabetical order. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
BIGpedia - Bishonen - Encyclopedia and Dictionary Online (313 words)
A handsome male below 14 is sometimes referred to as a bishota, although that is usually equated with a slight underage fetish.
Bishonen is a Hong Kong film about a gay romance.
"Bishonen" is also the name of a song by Momus (musician).
Bishonen :: Film :: Boys on Boys on Film (563 words)
Bishonen (also known as Bishonen no Koi), provides a beautiful (if at times cold) look at the intertwined lives and loves of several homosexual characters.
The pacing and storytelling of Bishonen is very well-done; the different events unfolding in a non-linear fashion make almost cliched sub-plots seem interesting and new.
While the film itself is somewhat grainy (or perhaps it was merely the copy I had acquired?), the locations and scenery are as urban and "Real Life" as Jet himself.
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