By Lisa Schwarzbaum
July 14, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT
Zhou Yu's Train: Fu Jun and Peing Xiaowei

Zhou Yu's Train

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  • Movie

The iconically placid beauty Gong Li from ”Raise the Red Lantern” usually represents all that’s cover-girl serene in Chinese art-house cinema. But playing the title character in the gauzy, Westernized contemporary romantic drama Zhou Yu’s Train, Gong almost breaks a sweat ? almost — as a woman wafting between two lovers. One’s a commitment-phobic poet (Tony Leung Ka Fai, not to be confused with Tony Leung Chiu Wai from ”In the Mood for Love”); the other’s a livelier veterinarian (Honglei Sun) who tries to persuade Zhou to wake up and dump the withholding mope. The train she takes from A to B rocks with its own sexual symbolism. Directed by Sun Zhou, the movie follows convoluted narrative tracks. By the end of the drowsy journey, the characters are indistinguishable from the scenery.

Zhou Yu's Train

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 97 minutes
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