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Love You 10,000 Years

Love You 10,000 Years is a Taiwanese movie by Japanese director, Toyo Kitamura about a 3-month dating contract between a Taiwanese rock band lead singer, Wu Qifeng (Vic Zhou, from Meteor Garden, Silence, Wish to See You Again, Mars) and Sakurada Mikan (Kato Youki), a pretty Japanese lady on a study trip to Taiwan.

Wu Qifeng is a cool rock band lead singer who is unable to get into a relationship longer than three months. His band mates, Da Dou (Huang Deng Hui), Xiao Ji (Li Bo En) and Ah Yan (Chen Shan) from Monkey Electric Boy Band are his closest pals. This seem to fit well with his lifestyle since he is used to living without emotional baggage nor any intent of going out of his way to please other people.

In Japan, Mikan receives a marriage proposal from her boyfriend of three years but she opts to refuse the proposal and break up with him, then takes advantage of an employment opportunity at an office in Shanghai, China. Since Mikan is unable to communicate well in Mandarin, she is required to attend a 3-month mandarin language studies in Taiwan. Mikan accepts the offer and heads to Taiwan with her friend.

During Mikan’s first night at Taiwan, she gets together with some friends at an open bar and ends up drunk and rowdy. That same evening, The Monkey Electric Boy Band is performing at the open bar when Mikan suddenly walks up the stage and pulls off the power source. To make matters worse, she insults Qifeng’s performing skills and smashes his guitar.

The following day, Mikan and Qifeng happened to ride on the same bus and found themselves stranded. Although both had a terrible first impression, they engage in small chats and soon realize they share a rather liberated mindset. Qifeng and Mikan ends up inking a date contract for the next 90 days specifying they must date exclusively during the contract term and separate at the end of the contract.

Although the couple gets to live the fun part of dating with no strings attached, they soon encounter the downside of cohabiting with a person with very different housekeeping habits. They also gradually develop genuine feelings for each other, with Mikan ending up hurt and leaving behind Qifeng after seeing him with another woman.

As Mikan’s language studies end, she lands the job at Shanghai and meets new colleagues and business contacts. Back in Taiwan, Qifeng slowly changes his manner of dressing and even learns to tidy up his place. Both Mikan and Qifeng long for each other but both are too proud to admit their true feelings.  Incidentally, they both separately discover message left for each other, indicating they are both open to giving their relationship another chance after a year, considering they still like each other. Is it too late to give their love a chance now that they are oceans apart?

  • Genre: romance, comedy
  • Distributor: Arc Light Films
  • Release date: August 6, 2010
  • Running time: 108 minutes

  • Wu Qifeng (Vic Zhou)
  • Sakurada Mikan (Kato Youki)
  • Da Dou (Huang Deng Hui)
  • Xiao Ji (Li Bo En)
  • Ah Yan (Chen Shan)
  • Mandarin language teacher (Wang Yue)
  • Apartment owner (Na Dou)
  • Mikan’s friend (Takayo Mimura)
  • Zhu Lei An
  • Ti Dai Yi

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