Category: DramaOh Pooh.
An all-new story brought to life on the big screen
Back where they belong. In theaters everywhere.
All Genres: Drama, History
Release Year: 2011
Country: China, USA
Director: Wayne Wang
Writing by: Angela Workman – (screenplay) and
Ronald Bass – (screenplay) (as Ron Bass) and
Michael Ray – (screenplay) (as Michael K. Ray)
Lisa See – (novel)
Produced by: Jessinta Liu – co-producer
Andrew Loo – co-producer
Wendi Murdoch – producer
Ted Perkins – associate producer
Hugo Shong – executive producer
Florence Sloan – producer
Cast: Russell Wong – Bank CEO
Bingbing Li – Nina / Lily
Archie Kao – Sebastian
Gianna Jun – Snow Flower / Sophia
Coco Chiang – Anna
Hu Qing Yun – Mrs. Liao
Shi Ping Cao – Mr. Wei
Ruijia Zhang – Mrs. Wei
Vivian Wu – Aunt
Zhebing Gong – Professor
Lilia Zhou – Nurse
Music: Rachel Portman
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A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.
Plot: In 19th-century China, seven year old girls Snow Flower and Lily are matched as laotong – or "old sames" – bound together for eternity. Isolated by their families, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessly evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever.
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