Title: Love and Bruises AKA: -- Year: 2011 Original title: Love and Bruises Runtime: 1 hour, 40 minutes Country: China | France Language: French | Mandarin | Chinese Subtitles: Chinese | English | French (.srt MKV embed) Genre: Drama
Director: Ye Lou
Cast Corinne Yam ... Hua Tahar Rahim ... Mathieu Jalil Lespert ... Giovanni Vincent Rottiers ... Eric Sifan Shao ... Liang Bin Patrick Mille ... Thierry Songwen Zhang ... Ding Yi (as Zhang Songwen) Adèle Ado ... Nina Cyril Dubreuil ... Ami Hua dîner Élise Otzenberger ... Amie Hua dîner Lika Minamoto ... Isako Pascual Cortes Krischuk ... Le prof d'université Régis Kermorvant ... Le contrôleur RATP Rachid Lasri ... Le garçon de café Sasa Mijovic ... Le père de Mathieu
Plot / Synopsis
Paris, the present day. Wandering the streets in a daze after being dumped by her French boyfriend Thierry whom she got to know in China, Hua, a 28-year-old student from Beijing, literally bumps into Mathieu, 25, a construction worker. He helps her find a bank, and charms her into having dinner together; afterwards, he has rough sex with her in the street and the two then go to a hotel, where they make love till dawn. Hua moves out of the small flat of a Chinese friend and into her own place, and meets Mathieu regularly for sex. She also gets to know his friends Eric and Giovanni, whom he sometimes helps out stealing and re-selling antiques. When Giovanni rapes her one day, Hua, suspecting she was set up by Mathieu, decides to break up with him; but when Mathieu threatens to commit suicide, she relents, and later visits him at his home in the suburbs. Mathieu, however, has a secret he hasn't told Hua - which further strains their relationship. Though she is hopelssly in love with Mathieu, Hua has to decide whether to stay with him in Paris or go back to her former life Beijing. ~ filmbiz.asia
Two strangers fall into a relationship defined by need and instability in this high-pitched emotional drama from Chinese auteur Lou Ye. Hua is a woman in her late twenties who leaves her life in China behind to become a teacher in Paris. However, after falling in love with an older man, he abruptly abandons her, and while walking through the city in an emotional daze, he's accidentally struck to the ground by Mathieu, a construction worker. Mathieu is quick to apologize and see that Hua gets home safely, but his concern seems more like obsession as the two soon become lovers. The couple's lovemaking is as intense as their frequent arguments, and as his behavior towards her becomes more bizarre and tinged with physical and emotional violence, she finds herself struggling to make sense of a love affair that's worse than the circumstances she left behind. Director Lou Ye has been a subject of frequent controversy in China - his 2006 film Summer Palace led to authorities forbidding him to make films for five years - and Love and Bruises represents another edgy project for him, as it was adapted from a novel by Jie Liu-falin that was banned by Chinese censors. ~ Mark Deming, Allrovi
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There are 6 subs, but vlc was able to show only one track which is the EN subs. Once using convertx, you got all the 6 subs (4 CN, 1 EN and 1 FR)
12/08/2012 11.30 pm
No subs included. Only 2 images, assuming its the covers & the movie....???
12/08/2012 09.12 pm
can anyone tell me why can't i see the subtitles? i'm using vlc player to see the movie thanks
11/08/2012 06.50 pm
Director Lou Ye has been a subject of frequent controversy in China - his 2006 film Summer Palace led to authorities forbidding him to make films for five years - and Love and Bruises represents another edgy project for him, as it was adapted from a novel by Jie Liu-falin that was banned by Chinese censors.
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