Adapted from Japanese novel Socrates in Love (恋するソクラテス) written by Kyoichi Katayama, Crying Out In Love stars two rising faces, Oho Ou Hao and Zhang Hui Wen, in a mournful love story. 20 years after his high school graduation, our hero receives a parcel in the mail that prompts a short vacation back to his hometown, where he recalls the days of youthful folly. While the heroine remains only in memories, this trip down memory lane encourages the hero to open up his heart (move on) and understand the world outside of himself/his existence.
The trailer is so cute, why is this a melo?!
Other Adaptations of the Same Novel:
Synopsis from Wiki: In a small town of southern Japan, Sakutaro “Saku” Matsumoto and Aki Hirose, classmates since junior high, become high school students. During this time they begin to date and their conversations circle around the idea of what love really is, beginning after Saku’s grandfather shares his own past love story with Saku.
After a trip the two take to an abandoned island, Aki discovers she has leukemia, which limits her chances to go outside or see Saku. Once Saku learns the truth, he buys flight tickets to take Aki to Australia’s Uluru (Ayers Rock); a place she had always wanted to visit after missing the school trip there, but she dies before she could board the plane.
The story takes place as a flashback through Saku’s eyes as he and Aki’s parents travel to Australia to spread Aki’s ashes in the place she had always wanted to see.
=======> ♦ Japanese Movie in 2004: Crying Out Love in the Center of the World with Masami Nagasawa and Takao Osawa.
The themesong of the movie, “With My Eyes Closed” by Ken Hirai. A version of the song by Korean singer Hero.
=======> ♦ Drama Version in 2004 with Takayuki Yamada and Haruka Ayase. It has Yamada (!!) and that’s an incentive for me to check out the drama version. Ahhh I need some cute, cuddly Jdramas in my life ya’ll.
Drama themesong: Some Kind of Form by Ko Shibasaki.
Stills from the New Chinese Film:
Press Conference of the Chinese Film held on June 21st.
- I have to say these two didn’t leave an impression on me in their previous movies but here, they are utterly charming and ado rable. They seem sweetly in love and no one is purposely written as mean for the sake of I-like-you-so-Im-mean. *thumbs up*
- Also, you know what I realize? This movie is an interesting collaboration of three worlds – based on a Japanese novel, acted by Chinese actors, and directed by Korean PD Kwak Jae Yong (My Sassy Girl, Meet Miss Anxiety). Interesting!
Crying Out In Love hits theaters on August 26th.