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Three Times (2004)

3 Ratings: 3.7
Art House & International and Drama movie directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou

Three Times is a Hou Hsiao masterpiece. A rapturous and beautiful love story set in three different eras, a pool hall in 1966, a 1911 brothel and present day Taipei. Stylistic and true to life of the times, Hou Hsiao Hsien brings to life the culture … see full wiki

Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Genre: Foreign, Drama
3 reviews about Three Times (2004)
review by . June 13, 2009
This movie is three independent portraits of eras and different aspects of the human condition. The first is set in 1966 and is a portrait of the search for love. The second takes place in 1911 (despite the product description, this seems like a mansion, not a brothel) and tells the story of the need for freedom from a contract of servitude. The final piece demonstrates the heartbreaks and regrets of youth.    Each portrait is a reasonable attempt to match the style of movies …
review by . August 05, 2007
THREE TIMES (Zui hao de shi guang) is so frank a film that the viewer may get lost looking for the hidden meanings in this century traversal of lovers' interactions in China. Not one for simple linear filmmaking, director Hsiao-hsien Hou instead opts for mood and suggestion and leaves the paucity of dialog to make room for emotional involvement and response. Three periods - 1966 A Time for Love, 1911 A Time for Freedom, and 2005 A Time for Youth - are depicted with the same main characters, Qi Shu …
review by . June 20, 2007
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Taking on love and history, three films from China's 'Three Times' come together showing how life is full of waiting and longing, unfulfilled wishes and the slow steps it takes to their realizations. The first film takes place in 1966; the second in 1911; and the last in 2005. Each focuses on a man and woman in love (Shu Qi and Chang Chen), with each scene showing the deliberate patience of its protagonists (and by the way, requiring it of the audience) waiting for fruition in political developments …
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