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Sexy cinema
By Chen Nan (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-02-16 10:29

Sexy cinema

Going to the cinema is perfect date on Valentine's Day. France is the land of romance and the ongoing French comedy, The Valet, tells the love story of billionaire industrialist Pierre Levasseur. He has it all, a beautiful wife, money and a sexy girlfriend. When he is caught with his mistress by the paparazzi, he invents an outrageous lie and asks his mistress to pose as the sweetheart of a valet parking attendant to avoid a messy divorce.

Cape No. 7, the biggest box-office hit in Taiwan in 2008, is showing at cinemas this weekend. The romantic musical drama tells the story of a failed Taiwan rock musician who returns to his small coastal hometown and is forced to play in a hastily assembled amateur band that will open for a Japanese pop star. He falls in love with a Japanese publicist overseeing the show. With a $1.5 million investment, the movie became a hit in Taiwan after debuting in August 2008.

World War II spy thriller Black Book, from Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven, is the first Verhoeven film shown on Chinese mainland screens. Based on a true story, Black Book tells the story of a Jewish Dutch woman, who survived the war in Holland, and then works to uncover the shocking truth about the attack on her family.

Other films shown at cinemas include:

August Rush

This 2007 film tells a heart-warming story about love, music and destiny. August, an orphan and a musical prodigy, is on a mission to find his parents. When he gets a chance to compose and stage his own concert, he also gets to reunite his family. Directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell and Robin Williams.

10 Promises to My Dog

A touching story of friendship between a girl and her dog. Fourteen-year-old Akari takes in an orphaned puppy who accompanies her as she faces the challenges of life and growing up.

Look For A Star

This is a tale of romance set in a city. Andy Lau plays a successful professional whose love life looks bleak until he comes across a woman who seems to change it all (Hsu Chi).

Australia

This Australian epic romance is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

It tells the story of how an elegant lady and a rude cowboy drive 1,500 cattle across the vast lands of Northern Australia, and fall in love during World War II.

Crazy Racer

Chinese director Ning Hao's new comedy tells the adventures of two express deliverymen. It's the second major offering from Ning Hao who, despite having directed a number of independent movies, was not recognized until 2006 when his dark-comedy Crazy Stone achieved unexpected commercial success.

Mid Road Gang

Abandoned by his owner, a Thai Ridgeback, Makham becomes the involuntary leader of six stray dogs. These cross-bred dogs believe in the existence of Dogtopia, a place where all dogs have a warm bed.