18 Grams of Love1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
18 Grams of Love (PG)
2007 | Romantic Comedy | Chinese with English Subtitles | 85mins | $8
Director: Han Yew Kwang
For effective communication between two parties, there must be a certain level of trust. When trust is betrayed, communication is lost. When there is no communication, there is no trust. Communication needs to be trusted. Trust needs to be communicated.
And so begins the tale of Zihua and Ah Hui who have been friends for a long time. They suspect that their wives are cheating on them. In order to allay their suspicions, they decide to “test” their wives by having the other write a love letter to the other’s wife, to see if she will respond. But as Zihua and Ah Hui get caught up in their ploy, they start to ignore their own wives. Subsequently, their lonely wives also start to respond to the love letters that they received. One day, Zihua’s wife writes back to Ah Hui and proposes a meeting in a love hotelÃ¢â‚¬¦
18 Grams of Love offers an ironic and bittersweet take on modern relationships in a postmodern world.
Bronze Award, Audience Choice categoryÃ‚ – 13th Lyon Asian Film Festival