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The Crossing

The Crossing (太平轮, Tai Ping Lun), is a 2014 Chinese and Hong Kong co-production film directed by John Woo. It was released in China by Beijing Galloping Horse on December 2, 2014 for season 1 and July 30, 2015 for season 2.

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Basic information

Original title (Chinese): 太平轮
Phonetic title: Tai Ping Lun
English title: The Crossing
Language: Mandarin, Japanese
Country: CN China / HK Hong Kong
Runtime: 128 minutes
No. of seasons: 2
Genre: Psychological film, Romantic film
Director: John Woo
Scriptwriter: John Woo, Su Chao-pin, Chen Ching-hui
Producer: Terence Chang
Production company: Beijing Gallop Horse Film, Le Vision Pictures, China Film Group Corporation, Huayi Brothers, Yoozoo Entertainment, Beijing Cultural & Creative Industry Investment Fund Management, Dongyang Mighty Allies Movie & Culture, Huace Pictures (Tianjin), Beijing Phenom Films, China Movie Channel, Galloping Horse Culture & Media, Lion Rock Productions
Distribution company: Beijing Galloping Horse
Release date: December 2, 2014 (season 1) / July 30, 2015 (season 2)

Plot

During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to the island of Taiwan. Gen. Lei Yifang (Huang Xiaoming) returns to Shanghai highly decorated, and swiftly wins the hand of wealthy debutante Yunfen (Song Hye-kyo). Yen Zekun (Takeshi Kaneshiro), a Taiwanese doctor settling down to normal life in his hometown after years as a forcibly drafted field medic in the Japanese army during World War II. Perhaps a little more than conveniently, he meets Zhou, who has moved into the house once occupied by his Japanese paramour Masako (Masami Nagasawa) – a friendship anchored by their shared longing for a distant beloved. Yu Zhen (Zhang Ziyi), an illiterate young woman who came into the equation when Tong pays her to have a photograph taken together as a couple as a proof of marriage, which would provide his family back home with more food rations. This financial exchange is a harbinger of Yu's unraveling existence, as unforgiving circumstances eventually force her to go into prostitution so as to secure enough money to travel to Taiwan with hope of finding her missing lover.

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Some scenes in “The Crossing”

Cast

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