A Lonely Man
 
 
Studio: kaipan
 
Review Count: 136
Average Rating: 4.88 stars
Genre: Romance
Length: 13 minutes 13 seconds
 
Posted on: December 19, 2005
 
 
Film Description
Full dialogues and Vo's in Cantonese with English subtitles. This is my second Cantonese short film which is a love story.
There is so many people actually are lonely around us, Lam Ga-Fai is just one of them. Now this is the story to tell his fantasy, and actually ask a question...

-- If you were him, what will you do?

Well, please enjoy the film and give me some feedback. Thank you all for your reviews in advance! *bow*

(Special thanks to the music from Matthew Tyas [The Movies Workshop], and Claire Fitch [Magnatune.com].)

Any Q&A or other additional thoughts or even make a little chats with the producer, you are welcome to visit my promo thread in official forum under "Your Movies", the title was :

A Lonely Man - A Cantonese film from Kai Pan
 
Featured Reviews
- Angelo_Santino

VERY nicely done. Good editing, (VERY good editing) voice acting, script...can't really complain about too much. Heck, the length didn't even bother me because the story had me intrigued and I lost all track of time. When the twist comes I almost thought it was going to go down a cliche road, but it quickly becomes a psychological study piece, which was a good move on your part.

All in all, very professional and very well done. I don't understand why TMO doesn't advertise movies like this as one of their finest gamer-made pieces.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- WorldPictures

From Critic's Corner hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
WOW Kaipan that was too good. It was worth the time it took to watch it. This is why Kaipan has been our favorite filmmaker from the get go because of films like this with new creativity. Great narriation in this cantonese film. The best foreign language out there on the community. The concept from the title to the film held true and lived up to it's billing. Just a great tale and two twists was too good for us. The mod work is just too good on Kaipan's films. Kaipan does a great job narrating the story in cantonese while staying true with his English fans by putting it in subtitles. Just a great story and great well put together acting. It doesn't get better than Kaipan. From day one this guy was changing the way we watch movies. This film A Lonely Man is among his best films. These cantonese films are unique and good. He should do all of his films in cantonese as it got him our five star golden performace. Couldn't find nothing wrong in this one. Except it could bore people with the subtitles with the length of the film that's the only wrong, which really isn't a wrong. This is a unique film and our favorite filmmaker Kaipan continues to deliver. Where's that next project buddy?

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Sleeves

Another grand tale with classical undertones and a bit of M. Night Shyamalan - you paint powerful complex stories with a subtle brush. A Lonely Tale has tons of very nice touches - bits of dialogue (the bartender saying that at 2 am he's still working) the still shot when he sees the girl of his dreams - the line about his heart walking around in his chest. The final moment of meeting is planted with a sound effect that foreshadows what's to come - oh, the flashback itself is so well cut. Beautiful music. Bravo!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Yogurt_King

Kai Pan is "The Movies" most masterful director.

"Nothing But Red," was good. There he showed great potential in not just clever, but insightful editing, engaging story telling, and superb scripting. In "A Lonely Man" he outdoes himself in all respects. Beautiful story, technically *perfect*, emotionally engaging. This film, hands down, deserves the #1 spot.

- YK

Posted on December 19, 2005
 
Reviews
- Ranedthel

AN EXCELLENT MUST SEE FILM!!! A wonderful story. This film is slow moving and that allows the viewer to become enchanted by the well told tale. The twists and turns offered are just slight enough to keep the viewers attention and are placed almost perfectly throughout the film. You show a delightful flair in this movie and a style that is no doubt unique. AN EXCELLENT MUST SEE FILM!!!

Posted on July 14, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

One of the best films on TMO... nothing to add...

Posted on May 28, 2007
- norriefpb

Wonderful. You moved me.
I would do exactly the same thing.
Thank you for making this

Norrie

Posted on April 27, 2007
- Ralfduran

I think this is an outstanding performance, that outdue anything else on TMO. You tell the story with an amazing flow, and the emotional standars are in its own category. You are really talented, so its a shame that you left TMO, tho we need filmmakers like you. Masterpiece, and number ONE on TMO. That is nothing I just say for fun.

Posted on December 27, 2006
- Farquad

Great movie, I can say that...great movie...i was very close to cry, man!

A very intense movie...When I saw the car accident I thought she was a ghost, and said "oh no, anoter ghost movie...", and I'm happy I was wrong, because in this movie there is a deep psychological study of the main character, and it's very well done.

I think it's one of the best movie I've seen on TMO, it made me feel sad, even if there is a "happy ending", because the story of this lonely man is very very very very very very sad and I was very involved with it...

5 stars!!!

Posted on August 31, 2006
- BBlover64Player

That was so good! *tear* But sad....but his not lonely anymore!

Posted on July 6, 2006
- Primaer

A masterpiece...

Posted on April 23, 2006
- wazmaster5794

you made my heart wrench with joy and despair. You are amazing, all in all

Posted on April 14, 2006
- postmodernchuck

Technically flawless, emotionally devastating, and wrought with a simple elegance, this film touches on every inch of the human experience and makes one yearn for the comfort of another. The highest praise goes to kaipan for making this film. Shades of Wong Kar Wai and Jean Luc Godard haunt this film, exploring the thematic backbones of those great directors while twinkling with its own particular idiosyncracies. This is a first rate film and is easily one of my favorites.

Posted on April 10, 2006
- Kosc

Good sad movie - technic excellent

Posted on April 2, 2006
- Apocryphon

Truly excellent story and a great movie. I dont find it flawless, but the overall quality and some really nice touches overcome the flaws. Firstly it's too long in the set up, too much emphasis on the repetition...we get it already. Secondly, the narration needs to leave some spaces, I dont need you to say 'suddenly' when there is a sudden knock at the door. Leave some room for our imagination and common sense to do your work for you.
These are small things though, minor tweaking would cover it.
Great movie!
4.8

Posted on March 24, 2006
- MAGIC_SCHOOL_BUS

Very unique story with a nice twist on the typical romance, it drawns you in... its a shame that the guys 30 and hes alone... but thats what draws you in closer, very enjoyable, a 13 minutes that I enjoyed.

Posted on March 12, 2006
- dasman

mmm...i feel both heavy and light, happy and sad, speechless yet screaming...
a very powerful effort...this is cinema.

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Satansmunchkin

oh my ... you have left me speechless!

Originality - 10 - One of the best ideas for a movie i have seen.
Plot/Story - 10 - Definatley the best told one, it unnerved me and touched me in a way most movies can't!
Dialogue - 9 - Ok so English isn't your first language, so the subs are very very good for that, but there was a certain "overlap" from one scene to the next with some of the subs.
Editing - 9 - This was flawless and really great editing, it just lacked the cutting edge editing that your other films posses.
"wow factor" - 10 - Absolutley loved it! The music, the feel, perfect! :o

Overall - 48 - 5* = sensational movie! :)

Posted on February 28, 2006
- SolarHippie

You are such a great moviemaker! you are oustanding in delivering a tale of passion, lonelyness and adventure...I hope you keep making movies...

Posted on February 18, 2006
- millahnna

One of the the things that continues to blow me away about your work (as I mentioned in my review for Fatal Touch which I find strangely endearing regardless of its creepiness) is that you always find a way to 1) include some sort of message that doesn't brow beat the viewer with message anvils and 2) mix so many emotions into one sitting that I always feel a little drained after watching. Others may be doing crazy things with special effects, but I do believe you are the best storyteller I have yet to witness on this site.

Posted on February 14, 2006
- dannykideye

*contains SPOILER* Really good movie. To start with, let's say that I find this movie to be a good portrait of loneliness shown in a very classic way. Subtitles and voiceovers are as good as usual (I can say because I'm used to foreign subtitled movies... and I'm not a native english speaker myself as you'll notice). Editing... what can I say? Just that you use it in such a way that you manage to make -IN A GAME- movies with a personal style. Now, there is one thing that -imho- breaks the ballance of the movie: I'm talking about after he realizes of the truth, he uses all the will he can to get back to the fantasy (to be precise: the part where he seats and starts repeating to himself that she IS not his imagination). Ok, I know where you r getting at there and I don't see any problem with that itself... it's just that somehow I feel like it should have been done some other way. The feeling of that last bit is that it's too... rushy or simple in comparison with the whole of the movie (can't remember the proper word in english). What i mean is that maybe that last little bit of the movie needed a better "catch", could be a little change on how to say it on the lines, could be a change on the scenes... (hey you're the brains here!) just to make it a bit more complex or dramatic and, somehow, believeble. I'm sorry if I can't be more specific but I really hope you get my point. And don't misunderstand me. I enjoyed the movie and like your style... just that precisely BECAUSE OF THAT I might be a bit more demanding than with some other people's movies :S

Posted on February 4, 2006
- GoatMilk

Wow That was freaking amazing!

Posted on January 27, 2006
- JJPATEL

This is why you are my favourite film-maker on TMO! All your movies in my eyes are in my top 10 list of movies on TMO and if anyone begs to differ, all they need is to visit your studio page and just watch this movie. I feel this is your best movie to date and I won't type how great this movie is due to the fact other people have already mentioned it before me. I look forward to your next project and I hope everyone in TMO are also!

Posted on January 25, 2006
- kevinduh

show-off...lol

best romance ever


movie bookmarked

Posted on January 23, 2006
- Streberking

great movie.

Posted on January 22, 2006
- nicvancamp

No comment

Posted on January 21, 2006
- Pengthao

Wow, this is a great film. From the begining to the end and kind of sad. Everything about this film worked out and it looks good.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- cooltrip71

Editing was really good. Subtitles were proper length of time, easy to follow, good font. Even though I don't know Cantonese, VO sounded well acted. Plot good as well.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Prinzess

Wonderful, moving story :)

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Ator3098

Easily one of the best movies I've seen here.

Posted on January 17, 2006
- nutzhouse

This is the very best movie I have seen on The Movies site! I am english and the subtitles did it for me. This movie is very strong script and diservers to be in the top 10. The disapearing lady in the photo and all the rest makes for a very moving experiance. More than the normal 5***** this should be a 10!

Posted on January 17, 2006
- agarrett

Amazing

Posted on January 17, 2006
- Rhadan

You have done a wonderful job in making this movie. The story was very good, and you used several interesting technical elements that really pepped up the whole movie.
The story of Ga-Fai is captioning and you can only sit in front of the computer screen hoping that his dreams turn true ...
Also I'd give a 6st star for the music. There is no such button, to my dismay, however.

Posted on January 17, 2006
- Meowan

woah. amazing. kaipan, always something special ^^

please watch my new movie: TEST OF COURAGE :)

Posted on January 17, 2006
- Jetsam

Just on word: brilliant.

Posted on January 16, 2006
- KaleeTomey

Really good job! I thought it was masterful!

Posted on January 15, 2006
- 1rod2huge

A Superb Romantic Epic. Kaipan delivers another hit!!

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Bennettl

I like this movie a lot and the Chinese Vo were good too. The editing was prefectly executed.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Angelo_Santino

VERY nicely done. Good editing, (VERY good editing) voice acting, script...can't really complain about too much. Heck, the length didn't even bother me because the story had me intrigued and I lost all track of time. When the twist comes I almost thought it was going to go down a cliche road, but it quickly becomes a psychological study piece, which was a good move on your part.

All in all, very professional and very well done. I don't understand why TMO doesn't advertise movies like this as one of their finest gamer-made pieces.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Floyd_31

Another beautiful story by our most talented filmdirector : kaipan. 3 movies : 3 succeses. Nothing but red, Fatal Touch and A Lonely man all really touched me and helped me improve my own movies. Keep up the good work kaipan and i'm sure that your next movie will also be a success ( try to get it on the #1 postition this time).

Posted on January 15, 2006
- anzmane

amazing!!!! great story line it made my girlfriend cry
good job!

Posted on January 14, 2006
- Lizard3209

I don't think I've seen a film like that yet! That was visionary. Sad, and for the most part depressing, but to capture that was incredible. This movie truly desrves the highest marks.

Posted on January 14, 2006
- erinnicole93

G_D D#@M it. This was so good I could punch someone. I felt like I was watching Sundance Channel and a good movie came on. I can't say enough about this so I'll stop now. Watch this movie!

Posted on January 13, 2006
- valentine142

wowwwwwwww...such a good movie...bravo...

Posted on January 12, 2006
- mimymo

wtf was that? i hate it

Posted on January 11, 2006
- Tamptak

Wow, what a movie! Kaipan... really... you are one of my favorite "directors" here! Great movie with a excellent storyline. Very, very good!

Posted on January 10, 2006
- plopphizz

This is definitely in my top five TMO movies. I rarely see a serious film on here that affects me emotionally as much as this film did. Absolutely a 5++ star rating. -- P.P.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- katlace

Wow, this is one of the most excellent movies I have seen on this site. Perfect storyline that captivates the audience, I am in awe.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- torleik

one word "Fantastik"

Posted on January 6, 2006
- visualstudios

That was pure magic! It had me staring at my screen and not getting bored for a second! This was a very touching story and when i thought i had guessed what was going to happen next you twist the story around and give it a beutiful ending! I wish i had your imagination for film's!!!!!!!!!
The custom backdrops were extreamly (probably the best) well placed. They may not have been very detailed but they fitted like a jigsaw puzzle!
You are definately in my top 3# favourite directors

Well done
Mark

PS. I wish i could understand cantoese to capture the full essense of the film instead of reading the subtitles!

Posted on January 6, 2006
- Saraqael

So sad. A great movie. I really liked it, although it felt a bit lengthy sometimes. The only thing that I did not like was the male voice actor as he was not acting. It was like he read the dialogue without emotions. This is something that needs improvement. The editing was great and the music was just wonderful!

Posted on January 6, 2006
- farricker

that was well good i thought she would of got hit wen they 1st met as she walked across the road but she didnt but in the end it terned out she did lol
lovin that movie and all the rest of yours

Posted on January 5, 2006
- ryanandy

weird but a good romance flick and a kick ass twist

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Clue85

I am floored by how great this movie is!

Posted on January 4, 2006
- PhantomRaulStudios

There is not one thing in this film that wasn't executed with perfection.
Not one thing that did not leave me in awe.
There are real movies that aren't as good as this film.
Thank you for making this.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- PimMeister

�?

Posted on January 3, 2006
- Davidwww

Excellent. The start was a bit slow for me, but it turned into an amazing film

Posted on January 2, 2006
- castigo

very nice

Posted on January 2, 2006
- madman12300

cool effects

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Ratonero

This is the demonstration that you can tell a good, deep movie, emotive, well edited, complex story and although here most people doesn't speak Cantonese, the voice overs seem well acted. Better than the previous "Nothing but red" to me. Kai Pan's work deserves 10 stars.

Just one question... are some of the effects done with a external editor, like Movie Maker?

Posted on January 1, 2006
- NoBigThing

Unbelievable kaipain. Very touching. Very nice story, even though it seems as a simple love story about a lonely guy, it's much more than that.

It's a movie filled with a man's deepest emotion, and it's hard to explain but it works like magic on my mind.

Beautiful, kaipan!

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Retcliffe

Oh wow, what a great wondeful sad movie! At all it deserves more than this few 5 stars. Your greatest movie until now.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Choppinsumwood

Holy Moly! I have to say that this is the best film in The Movies that I've seen so far. The story is perfect. Who can't be touched by the powerfulness of this film? This film really reaches out and grabs hearts. Great job! The only thing I'm concerned about is when your next movie is coming out.
Please watch and rate my films "A Typical Day on the Pc" and "Bubba Blue: the Untold Story".

Posted on December 31, 2005
- darkstar13601

bravo!!

Posted on December 30, 2005
- made2kill

Verry good movie. Lot of work put into this which makes it pretty good.

Posted on December 30, 2005
- PearsonHouse

Excellent movie, VO sounded perfect although I don't understand 1 word of it. Superbly done with many nice touches! Have a look at my romance "we will always be together", you might like it, cheers! Best wishes.

Posted on December 30, 2005
- nitrousoxide52

Very original, and good, I like it alot, I have not seen anything like this on TMO before.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- SKELCH

Wow Kaipan you have done it again. Very good movie. I don't know what to say about it, I am not capable of telling you how to do it better, it is perfect. Great Film!

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Bob_Ironlove

Whoa. I'm almost speechless. It's that good.

The good - everything.
The bad - Where's your next movie? ;-)

I don't usually see movies over 10 minutes, but having seen "Nothing But Red" before, and having liked it so as to give it five stars, I had to see this one. It's worth every second. You are a truly gifted director, and you manage to accomplish things with this limited game that real-life directors can't, even with real-life flexibility and a good amount of money. This movie is the best I've seen yet in TMO, and I'm bookmarking your studio - you are, as of now, my favorite TMO director.

Keep up the good work... and a Happy New Year, hopefully with plenty of movies from you for me to watch. Thanks and regards!

Posted on December 29, 2005
- VanessaLye

This is a lovely short film! =) I like the unexpected ending. The way the director decribed the loneliness of Ga-Fai is very detail. I can see the efforts in some of the shots. Good work n well done!

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Robbieh

The efoort that must have been put in this... man! Though i didnt understand 1 word of the VO, it sounded quality-like. Only the story, well, it was like í heard it all before'. Anyways, very nice work!!

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Raidon

5 STARS - nice story :D

Posted on December 28, 2005
- VALKEI

Wow...
I'm speechless...
The story was simply beautiful. As I watched, I really felt for Ga-Fai. The story telling was very well done. I really can't say anymore than - WOW.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- kuroken

I was a big fan of "Nothing But Red", but you've managed to surpass that on all levels with this one.

Though this isn't a genre I'm enthusiastic about, I'm certainly enthusiastic about this film - brilliant (though sad) story, outstanding editing and special effects, superb music....

Your skill with these tools and your imagination are incredible. This was one terrific production.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Ellain

What a beautiful story! Although I'm a strong man it brought tears to my eyes.(no "real" movie has done this!!!)
The best romance story on this site.

Posted on December 28, 2005
- RedRodrigez

No comment

Posted on December 28, 2005
- squiggy99

Good movie, at times I felt I was watching a documentary. Not a big romance film fan, but still, the movie was enjoyable. Good work!

Posted on December 27, 2005
- rjb2112

I show your last movie which was brilliant. But, this is even better. Very well told. I can not understand Cantonese, but the subtitles alone conveyed the emotions. At the end should we pity Ga-Fai or feel pleased for him, I don't know. The was well edited, the music, costumes, sets, plot and VO were all just right. The only thing I found wrong with this movie, was that anyone could review it with less than 5 stars.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- northmeister

Didn't like the Chinese, it was distacting from your movie. Other than that, after turning the sound off to just read subtitles a well constructed movie. I would tend to agree with Mr. Critic on certain things, but I enjoy narrative stories, so it didn't distract from the movie for me. American looking actors with Chinese voice just doesn't cut it. Too bad not in English. Your scene cuts were beautiful in parts, and music choice well selected (when I turned up the volume at times)...Five stars for narrative, music selection, and scene use/cuts, minus two for unrealistic Chinese with American looking actors, and for the Chinese language distraction when subtitles would of worked. Bad enough we are making them rich buying from them so they can persecute their people and build a war machine to one day make war on us while we deprive our children of middle class wages and the skills associated with being twice the Arsenal of Democracy; can't be that without factories but China can be the Arsenal of Tyranny someday. Plus one star for the overall storyline...so four stars.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- Doc_Z

I waited for a Cantonese friend of mine to review this with me and here's what he said: "It's funny to hear a movie made with this game in your own language. Not only that, it's well done too, I could follow the entire story which was a good one too!"

So there you have it, you even have Chinese fans now ;)

I'll give you 5 stars for the effort that went in the story, editing and VO. Great job Kaipan!

Posted on December 27, 2005
- mn-productions

Great editing brilliant movie but kinda boring story and didn't like the ending. "Nothing But Red" is still your best. But still i think you're way better then that bloody King Kong BS!!!

Posted on December 27, 2005
- danieldude100

Great movie. Also amazing editing and story.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- MrCritic

I'm not going to be so easy on you... I hope you appreciate this and take it to heart.

Good movie, good story, good editing, nice effects.

Now.. why three stars? Try making a movie WITHOUT telling the whole damn thing in voiceover... you took the EASY WAY OUT... anyone can just say whats happening in voiceover, show a bit about it and it will come out cohesive.

A TRUE director, a REAL movie maker, true ART is when a movie is made as complete as yours WITHOUT a narrator telling the audience every little thing thats happening.

Consider this a CHALLENGE. Make a Movie.. not a visual representaion of a narration.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- pjone88

What tearjerker, i have to say this is the first movie i ever saw of Kaipans, think ill check out all the movies he has.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Boywonder84

FANTASTIC!!!!

I AM AMAZED BY EVErY SECOND OF IT!

Posted on December 26, 2005
- JohnnyApollo

Reminds me of something I heard about buddism, something like: 'If you are unhappy, and your unhappiness can be cured by something that you can change about yourself (sanity?), then that is what you must change.'
I say, if giving up your sanity makes you happy and doesn't endanger anybody else, go for it! Insanity Rocks!

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Saminity

An inspiring and motivating movie by Kai Pan.. 5 stars, Excellent movie.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Dulci

Outstanding!! Captivating story, beautiful music, top-notch editing and technology. I'm so glad I watched this.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Dairon

You are THE DIRECTOR!

The best I have seen yet! The script, special effects, voice acting... 5 STARS!
This movie really made me cry!

Posted on December 25, 2005
- sjefsjef

Man good story, clipping top and in the end voice acting, besides story make me cry.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- animeabe

ABSOLUTLY AMAZING. I had allready liked "Nothing but Red" but this one is so much better. There is just something in the way you tell a story. I loved this movie. Awesome job.

Posted on December 24, 2005
- sarek13

great job
great cutscenes

Posted on December 24, 2005
- skarsten

The first TMO film I've seen that actually brought a tear to my eye. Some truly inventive editing in this one, as well. Hen hao!

Posted on December 24, 2005
- tanguygetz

great job !

Posted on December 24, 2005
- Mattyrock

Extroadinary!!! You Have Mastered a Perfect Film!!! So Sad...So Strange...Yet Beautiful...

Great Work, Kai Pan

5 Stars

Posted on December 23, 2005
- -B-

Good story greatly converted into a movie. I was moved.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Michanist

Great movie, best one I ever seen. The story was unique and you have the talent to tell it too. The technical effects were great and actually pushed the movie to another level, because you needed them to tell the story. And then I forgot about the really good editing, fades and some of the best music.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Mikk0112

A complex story like Night Shyamalan movies !! Very interesting .

Posted on December 23, 2005
- JimmyGreen

This is my first review here on The Movies. I have watched a few movies on here the last few visits but non of them touched me like this one. I enjoyed the beautiful music and the beautiful story and it really made me believe that it wasn't made in "The movies". Thank you for making this movie, Kai Pan, It really got me thinking about and appreciate what I have, more.

Good luck in your future produktions.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- joseph2817

No comment

Posted on December 23, 2005
- MefuneAkira

I was truly blown away by this film. What a capture of true Chinese poetic story telling. The depth of this film was beyond this game and could have very well been a Cann movie for the masses. (as a live version of course)

I am truly at a loss for words.

I wish I could have given 6 stars.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- Eliott198d

the human-ness of this movie was really cool. movie makers have to really try harder with movie makers like this guy out there. raises bar higher

Posted on December 23, 2005
- starworks

That was great. I almost had tears in my eyes and even if its seens abit odd I was happy that he wasnt alone any more.

Posted on December 23, 2005
- justin_in_bangor

WOW! Your techniques with editing amaze me once again. This was a nicely done movie with an great twist. I just hope to be doing movies this good soon. Excellent work!

Posted on December 23, 2005
- WorldPictures

From Critic's Corner hosts Jeremiah and Dr. Googlestien
WOW Kaipan that was too good. It was worth the time it took to watch it. This is why Kaipan has been our favorite filmmaker from the get go because of films like this with new creativity. Great narriation in this cantonese film. The best foreign language out there on the community. The concept from the title to the film held true and lived up to it's billing. Just a great tale and two twists was too good for us. The mod work is just too good on Kaipan's films. Kaipan does a great job narrating the story in cantonese while staying true with his English fans by putting it in subtitles. Just a great story and great well put together acting. It doesn't get better than Kaipan. From day one this guy was changing the way we watch movies. This film A Lonely Man is among his best films. These cantonese films are unique and good. He should do all of his films in cantonese as it got him our five star golden performace. Couldn't find nothing wrong in this one. Except it could bore people with the subtitles with the length of the film that's the only wrong, which really isn't a wrong. This is a unique film and our favorite filmmaker Kaipan continues to deliver. Where's that next project buddy?

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Vaportrailpcola

Thats got to be the best romantic movie i have seen. Its a really good movie with the editing, music and the voiceovers, it blends together nicely.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Rufus1337

Deserves overall number 1. I just feel like filling this review with exclamation marks. Great use of music/sound, great use of action, innovative and very clever techniques used. This is one of probably only two films on TMO to genuinely change the way I look at these movies. Brilliant Bittersweet story. Anyone who hasn't seen this yet should watch it now and start aiming for the same quality.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- antena

I don't know what to say. This was superb in every sense.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Casket

i must be really sensitive or something, but this is the First movie from "The Movies' that i cryed from... in fact i still am crying right now....very very sad...

Posted on December 22, 2005
- xbinkus

This is a great movie. The VOs are really good even though I can't understand a word of it. The story is good too. Nice job.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- tuck179

Great story! Some people are immature, and don't understand what this story is all about. They'd probably give it a one. They all can just go home! Sorry. Got a little carried away... I give it 5 stars because it is a great story, touching. Reminds me of me 3 1/2 months ago. But she is a [oh please!]! Ok. I'm done.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Lorgod

Once again a great movie from kaipan.
Everything was just perfect. What is your secret?

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Illl

Nice movie.
Is the white flash effect in game or custom made ?

Posted on December 22, 2005
- milliondollarcinema

Great ! Loved "Nothing but red" but this one is even better. It's great to make a story about the parralel world between dreams and reality. Becausse illusions can seem very real. I think it's the best plot ever made with The Movies ! It desirves a first place on the romance Charts ! Maybe even on the overall Charts !

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Emotep

Excellent story. Good use of character development. Excellent use of music. The ending was a little awkward for me, but it didn't take away from the overall movie. The biggest flaw was the spelling and grammar mistakes in the subtitle translation. I also found the translation to be a little off. (I can understand Cantonese)

PS. If you ever need anyone to proofread your subtitles, give me a shout.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- McCain

Amazing story! It's so well done, it deserves more than a five star rating, but thats all I can give it unfortunately. This movie is a masterpiece, well done Kaipan!

Posted on December 22, 2005
- ekdahl

WOW! I love your films! You are truly talented. I loved the first one and now this, you are a true moviemaking legend.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- darkwolfe

What a beautiful story. You are such a master storyteller, everything from the plot, music, editting, your narration, was excellent! I thought this was a typical love story (and I still enjoyed it), but then you through in that big twist. Bravo.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Tenebres

After nothing but red, here's five more stars ! You're really gifted. Brilliant movie, story, editing, VOs and music. I'm jealous :p
Really great movie !

Posted on December 21, 2005
- Borkmensch

really sweet emotional touching movie. i liked the VO´s although i didn´t understand anything but it sound fresh and new. the story was very sad and gripping till the end which was great in my opinion. the cinematography was also on a high level but for me the story is the most important part of a movie. and the story was absolutely great!!!! FIVE STARS!! WORTH WATCHING IT even if it goes 10 minutes. They´ll pass to fast...

Posted on December 21, 2005
- teeoil

wow....A very very well made film!! Definately one of the best I have seen here. The editing is super good, some nice effect during flash back and a very powerful story! This film should be in the chart.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- chiprocks1

No comment

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Allaby

Very well told story!

I'd probably agree with Cult Inc in that the first part is superbly well told, and that the last half loses it slightly. But that's a very nit picky criticism for an excellent movie. Easily one of the better ones I've seen.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Cult_Inc

I thought this movie was great, it has an interesting andoriginal story, which is very well told. I prefered the part of the story which documented his life, you did an amazing job of portraying him, he felt like a real person which is a fantastic achievement given the limitations of the game. After he met her it was a little mushy, and then after the twist it was much harder to connect with the main character, given how 'real' he felt at first.

By the way, I suspected something fishy was going on when she was in the bar, if she got off the train at a different station, then how did she get there first? Of course, what happens later explains this nicely.

The use of custom backdrops was fantastic, especially the part with the photograph.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- MortalMadMatt

OMG, that was amazing!!! The funny thing is that we did about this in my Psychology class the other day. The mind can sometimes repress memories and push them into the unconscious mind if they don't want to remember them.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Deikon

I'm like...speechless. This is one of the most powerful, if not THE most powerful film on TMO to date. Simply...amazing! Everyone NEEDS to see this movie! Amazing work! Great effects with backgrounds and everything...this is simply flawless.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- FoDooG

Deeply moved. A romantic masterpiece. Can't say more.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- markrichardbehenna

There's honetly nothing i could say that hasn't already been said. Another truely great movie, you seem to have no shortage of them.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- HairRaiser71

Wow. That is probably the best movie I've seen made out of this game to date. I'm almost speechless, this film was simply breathtaking. You've done an incredible job of telling a story and leaving us no choice but to feel everything that Ga-Fai is going through. It's been said before, but I don't think it's been more true to say that 5 stars is not enough. This absolutely is a film that anybody trying to tell a story in the game must watch. I'm bookmarking your studio and saving this film off while I can. Thank you!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- diamondhammer

This is a fantastic tragedy, a great film that deserves better than languishing in video game obscurity, worthy of any short film competition.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

Wow, this is amazing filmmaking. It was so sad and touching, yet creepy at the same time. Great voiceovers, both in the narration and the acting.

Great visuals too, this LOOKS like a movie. One of my most favorite movies on TMO!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- TheMGMKid1

Another beautiful film comes to us from China the director Kaipan. This is a masterpiece of film making and should be recognized as a lyrical cinematic achievement. I was impressed by the rendering of the stars and Mei-Kei in particular. A lovely star has been created there. Wonderful narration by the voice actor is delivered with depth and feeling. The editing was pure poetry and shows what a great artist can do with The Movies. Also adding to the charm of this film is the wonderful music by Matthew Tyas and Clair Fitch. This is a truly wonderful film.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- chuchudoo

Sad, but great story !
btw, if the girl died right after they first met, how did he know her name ?

Posted on December 20, 2005
- jackalbane

This is definitely a movie to be remembered. The plot twist doesn't dissapoint and the direction is surperb. The story was great, the settings were consistent and this is yet another Cantonese classic from kaipan. Great work!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Christinelynns25

Awesome! Love the dramatic accident scene, Well Done! I must bookmark this movie! It is my favorite. So real! So much like life, it seems. Thank you for creating this!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- JKjunior

As always - pure quality stuff from Kai Pan. And thanks for your review on "Halloween call".

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JKjunior
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Posted on December 19, 2005
- Sleeves

Another grand tale with classical undertones and a bit of M. Night Shyamalan - you paint powerful complex stories with a subtle brush. A Lonely Tale has tons of very nice touches - bits of dialogue (the bartender saying that at 2 am he's still working) the still shot when he sees the girl of his dreams - the line about his heart walking around in his chest. The final moment of meeting is planted with a sound effect that foreshadows what's to come - oh, the flashback itself is so well cut. Beautiful music. Bravo!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Yogurt_King

Kai Pan is "The Movies" most masterful director.

"Nothing But Red," was good. There he showed great potential in not just clever, but insightful editing, engaging story telling, and superb scripting. In "A Lonely Man" he outdoes himself in all respects. Beautiful story, technically *perfect*, emotionally engaging. This film, hands down, deserves the #1 spot.

- YK

Posted on December 19, 2005
- gongdao

Very sad story indeed...

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Shadows_DML

No comment

Posted on December 19, 2005