Lan Yu (2001)

Director
Stanley Kwan

Main cast
Liu Ye; Hu Jun; Huatong Li; Shuang Li; Fang Lu

Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romance

Description
A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident


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