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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is inspired by the 1921 short story of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It has some kind of feeling like Forest Gum, but it more likes a fable of time and life, fancy but realistic.

 

Ashes of Time  

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Ashes of Time is not a common Chinese ancient action movie, although it is adapted from a series of famous Chinese kung fu novels written by Jinyong. It doesn¡'t tell the story relates to kungfu. It represents the helplessness and contradictions in life. No matter how powerful the person is, there is always something he desires but can not achieve. So everyone is suffering during their life time.

Batman: The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight is the best batman film I have ever watched.

To Live

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It is adapted from the novel written by Yuhua. The film takes us on a trip from the late 40's through the early 80's. It is a great movie because it tells us what is happiness and hope through the sadness and hopelessness.

 Life is Beautiful

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'1939 Arezzo, Italy. Guido and his friend arrive in town. Guido, who's Jewish, is a funny, happy, naively sophisticated, imaginative man, who falls in love with a school teacher(Dora). With his wits and his imagination, he wins the heart of the teacher, who in spite of having agreed to a marriage proposal with an other guy, doesn't hesitate for a moment to run away with Mr. Guido, who was just a waiter by then. They have a kid who always enjoys the special imagination of his father. During WWII, the happy family gets swept off to a concentration camp, where the father, in order to make his son believe that the predicament is just an game his family is participating in, uses that very imagination and makes his son believe that it is a game they are playing and the 1st prize is a tank. Various levels of creativity are used by Guido to protect his son in the camp, where the old and the children are killed because they are not strong enough to work.' (IMDB)

Infernal Affairs

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'Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates the crime gang, and a police mole secretly working for the same gang. The Chinese title means "the non-stop path", a reference to Avici, the lowest level of hell in Buddhism. The English title combines the law enforcement term 'internal affairs' with a reference to Inferno, the Latin name for Hell. Due to its commercial and critical success, Infernal Affairs was followed by a prequel, Infernal Affairs II, and a sequel, Infernal Affairs III, both released in 2003.'(IMDB)

Shine

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'Based on the true story of Australian pianist David Helfgott, this delightful movie charts the early and traumatic early years. Telling the story in flashback we see David as he grows up and into a child prodigy while his father abuses him and his siblings with the memory of his childhood in Europe and the loss of his family in the concentration camps. David finally breaks away from his father and goes away to study overseas, he later suffers a breakdown and returns to Australia and a life in an institution. Many years later he is released and through several twists of fate (in reality even more unlikely than film portrays) he starts playing a piano in a bar before finally returning to the concert hall.'(IMDB)