Perhaps Love, the first Chinese musical to be produced in more than 40 years, is setting box-office records on the Chinese mainland, China Daily reported today (Wednesday). The film, which reportedly cost $10 million to produce, earned $2.2 million in its first weekend -- $332,000 in Shanghai alone. The film, which closed the Venice Film Festival in September, was produced and directed by Hong Kong director Peter Chan Ho-sunis and stars Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung, South Korean actor Ji Jin-hee, Taiwanese-Japanese actor Takeshi Kaneshiro, and Chinese actress Zhou Xun. Hong Kong has submitted the film for a best-foreign-film Oscar nomination.



12/07/2005