Teaser Trailer for Johnnie To's ROMANCING IN THIN AIR
The story follows a movie star (Koo), who escapes to the remote climes of Yunnan province after being left at the altar by his actress fiancee (the increasingly ever-present Gao Yuanyuan), only to finally find love in the rather clingy arms of a neurotic fan (Cheng). From the trailer we can see that Sammi does plenty of foraging in the undergrowth, while Louis appears to be bedridden and possibly even dying in one shot.
While early reports have claimed the film was a bit of a mess and warranted extensive reediting, I for one am pleased to see To continue to broaden his repertoire. His last rom-com, DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART, was surprisingly effective and here he reunites stars Gao and Koo, albeit fleetingly. It's also great to see Sammi back in action after a few bumpy years. Here's hoping the folks at Milkyway Image have managed to cobble together something entertaining.
Here's the official synopsis:
Like a scene straight out of a movie, on the day superstar Michael is to marry his actress sweetheart Yuan Yuan, a coal miner shows up and runs off with the bride.
While dodging the paparazzi, Michael inadvertently boards a truck driven by Sue and ends up in Shangri-la.
Sue is the innkeeper of a local inn and allows the rather depressed Michael to stay and get his life back together. During his stay, Michael finds out Sue is a die-hard fan and Michael's movies are the links of Sue's marriage. Unfortunately, her husband, Tian, disappeared 7 years ago near the inn and hasn't been found ever since.
Year after year, the rescue team looks for Tian and Sue hasn't given up either. But when hope turns into despair, Sue commits suicide and Michael rescues her. As time goes by, Michael nurses Sue back to health and encourages her to put Tian behind her. When they both sense love is in the air, Sue gets word Tian's body has been found. Unable to forget her husband, Sue turns Michael down.
In memory of this magical journey, Michael turns it into a movie and personally persuades Yuan Yuan to star in the leading role of his film, "Romancing Into Thin Air"...