Rent A One and a Two (2000)

3.9 of 5 from 110 ratings
2h 53min
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Synopsis:
Edward Yang's multi-award-winning film looks at several turbulent weeks in the life of the Jian family. Husband and father NJ (Nien-Jen Wu) is a partner in a failing software company, which might just save itself by teaming up with an innovative Japanese games designer. Meanwhile his wife Min-Min (Elaine Jin) has gone off to a mountain retreat with a dubious guru, his teenage daughter Ting Ting (Kelly Lee) is getting her first, rough lessons in love, his young son Yang-Yang (Jonathan Chang) is asking difficult questions and getting into trouble at school - and his mother-in-law has suffered a stroke and lies in a coma.
In the middle of all the confusion NJ runs into his childhood sweetheart Sherry, the girl he jilted twenty years earlier, and starts to wonder about starting over.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Chuan-cheng Tao, Shu-shen Hsiao, Meng-chin 'Adriene' Lin, Pang Chang Yu, , , , Yung-Feng Lee, Shi-hui Chin, Jie Wu, , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Shin'ya Kawai, Naoko Tsukeda
Voiced By:
Ray Fan
Writers:
Edward Yang
Aka:
Yi Yi
Studio:
ICA
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Awards:

2000 Cannes Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
24/06/2002
Run Time:
173 minutes
Languages:
English, Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Exclusive to this edition a full length commentary track featuring director / writer Edward Yang in conversation with Tony Rayns
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • Stills gallery
  • Original theatrical poster
  • Other ICA release information
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/03/2018
Run Time:
173 minutes
Languages:
Mandarin
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary featuring writer-director Edward Yang and Asian-cinema critic Tony Rayns Interview with Rayns about Yang and the New Taiwan Cinema movement
  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (1) of A One and a Two

Quality, realistic domestic drama. - A One and a Two review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
23/09/2014

Very long, detailed film tells the story of an ordinary family and how they react to their daily trials. A domestic drama, with a non professional cast in which the director's disinterested camera slowly reveals a rare insight and profundity; and arouses our deep empathy for the fears and hopes of all of the family.

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