The Lovers (HK 1994)

Rating: ****
Producer: Tsui Hark
Director: Tsui Hark
Cast: Charlie Young, Nicky Wu, Carrie Ng, Tsui Kam Long

Beautiful and tragic. Breathtaking cinematography and use of color. An enchanting Charlie Young plays a girl who is forced by her parents to marry an important official instead of being allowed to marry the man she loves. Make sure to have plenty of Kleenex on hand as this, naturally, has disastrous results. Heart breaking performances by both beautiful Charlie Young and Nicky Wu.