After starring in several record-breaking Taiwanese idol dramas, Joe Chen (陳喬恩) is transitioning to films. In 2010, she was cast in the romantic comedy film Breaking the Waves <激浪青春>, directed by Patrick Leung (梁柏堅) and produced by John Woo (吳宇森). The youthful film, which also featured a special appearance by Huang Xiaoming(黄晓明), was Joe’s feature film debut. Breaking the Waves was originally set to open in mainland China on December 3, 2010, but due to reasons that were never clarified by producers and distributors, the premiere date was canceled.
It was finally announced earlier this week that Breaking the Waves will premiere in Chinese cinemas in June 2014, after four years of being left in the air. Promoting the film as “2014’s first romance film”, two character posters were unveiled this week– Joe as the rowboat champion Ruan Xiaoyue, and Huang Xiaoming as He Tianhua, Xiaoyue’s dragon boat trainer boyfriend. The supporting cast includes Huang Xuan (黄轩), Eric Tsang (曾志偉), Dong Xuan (董璇), Shao Bing (邵兵), Yu Xiaowei (于小伟), and Xie Jingjing (谢晶晶).
Breaking the Waves is described as a youthful, light-hearted, and romantic story about Xiaoyue, a fiery and irritable dragon boat trainer who learns patience from her sunny boyfriend, Tianhua. With dragon boat racing as its theme, the movie is a perfect movie to kick start the hot summer.
“Breaking the Waves” Trailer
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.