SWEETHEART CHOCOLATE

TIAN XIN QIAO KE LI

MZ PICTURES - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

The sky and the earth have their limits, but love is infinite. Love leads to infatuation, and infatuation leads to attachment.

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Tokyo - TiffCom 2012
Winds of Asia-Middle East
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Romance
    • Countries
    • CHINA, JAPAN
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN, JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Producer(s)
    • Michelle MI (MZ Pictures), Reeko OKUNO (Donghai)
    • Synopsis
    • In the 1980s, a Chinese girl, Lin Yue, goes to study in Japan. In Hokkaido, she becomes friends with Hoshino, a ski patrol member. Lin Yueand Hoshino fall in love and start a cross cultural relationship. As the young couple are about to get married, Hoshino dies in a ski rescue accident. Lin Yueis devastated. Ski coach Kiba, Hoshino's colleague, understands her and falls in love with her. But Lin Yueis not able to accept his love. After Lin Yue’sgraduation, she goes back to Shanghai and opens a chocolate shop: Sweetheart Chocolate Shop.
      Lin Yueis not able to forget Hoshino, and she envisions Hoshino's presence whenever she is alone. The only way she can cope with her sorrow is by making chocolate in fascinating shapes and flavors. Lin Yueloses her taste because of a severe illness. Kiba, who never stops loving Lin Yue, finally manages to change his job and move to Shanghai. With his help, Lin Yueeventually finds her lost sense of taste. In return, she helps Kiba find love.
      When Lin Yuelearns of her advanced cerebral cancer, she starts to make arrangements for her Sweetheart Chocolate Shop. Her strange behavior and her financial strains make the staff think that she would have to sell the shop, but Lin Yuegives the shop to Kibaas a gift.
      Lin Yuegoes back to Hokkaido, and lays out a jigsaw puzzle on the snowfield, her only picture with Hoshino. Finally, she is able to achieve her promise with Hoshino…
      Under the blue sky, a giant chocolate picture lays peacefully on the ground. The love that travels through time and space now spreads into the air.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2011
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