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Don't Go Breaking My Heart (2011)

Dan sun nam lui (original title)
An original twist on an eternal triangle, where secret crush and unrequited love take on altogether newfangled meanings of their own.

Director:

Johnnie To
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Sean
Yuanyuan Gao ... Yen
Daniel Wu ... Kevin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Staff of Thomas Gordon Bank
Larisa Bakurova ... Angelina
Allie Chan ... Staff of Qihong & Froc Architects
Joanne Chung-Yan Chan Joanne Chung-Yan Chan ... Staff of Shen Ren Investment Co.
Si-Leung Chan Si-Leung Chan ... Staff of Thomas Gordon Bank
Vibeke Ma Cheuk-Ning Vibeke Ma Cheuk-Ning ... Sean's Secretary
Ya-Chun Du Ya-Chun Du ... Kevin's Mother
Pak-Yin Fung Pak-Yin Fung ... Staff of Thomas Gordon Bank
Jeana Ho Jeana Ho ... Sexy Girl A at Bar
J.J. Jia J.J. Jia ... Joyce
Suet Lam ... John
Iva Law Iva Law ... Lucy
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An original twist on an eternal triangle, where secret crush and unrequited love take on altogether newfangled meanings of their own.

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Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

31 March 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Dan sun nam nui See more »

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$2,206,089
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Marks the eight time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director/actor relation. See more »

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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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A romantic comedy well worth watching...
18 March 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well Hong Kong cinema is well known for its sappy romantic comedies, right up alongside with the hardcore action movies. And being a sucker for all things Asian and Hong Kong cinema in particular, of course I jumped at the chance when I was given it to sit down and watch "Dan sun nam nui" (aka "Don't Go Breaking My Heart").

Initially I had not even heard about the movie prior to finding it by sheer, random luck. But seeing that it had both Louis Koo and Daniel Wu on the casting list, of course I was more than intrigued, because these are definitely among the more established of actors in the more recent cinema.

The storyline and plot in "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was fairly straight forward, even for a romantic comedy. But don't be scared off, because that doesn't mean that the movie wasn't entertaining. I happened to find the movie rather enjoyable and entertaining, to be honest.

I am not overly familiar with Yuanyuan Gao, but I must admit that she really carried the movie quite well with her charming personality on the screen and her ability to bring lots of emotions and charisma to the movie.

If you enjoy Hong Kong cinema and have a taste for the romantic comedies, then you definitely should take the time to watch "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" if you have the chance.


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