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The Rooftop DVD 2013 / Directed by Jay Chou / Starring: Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Xu Fan, Li Xin'ai, Alan Ko

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The Rooftop DVD 2013 / Directed by Jay Chou / Starring: Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Xu Fan, Li Xin'ai, Alan Ko

MADE IN EU

REGION 3 NTSC DVD 

ASIN: B00KYWM6L0

Audio: Mandarin 5.1

Subtitles: English, Chinese

Runtime: 122 minutes

 

English Summary:

The Rooftop (Chinese: 天台; pinyin: tiān tái; literally: 'Rooftop') is a 2013 Taiwanese musical film. It is the second feature film directed by Taiwanese singer/actor Jay Chou. Similar to his first feature film, Secret, Jay played multiple roles in the production of the film, as the main lead, director, script-writer and music composer.

The Rooftop is one of the many scripts that Chou has written since the success of Secret in 2007. Most of the scripts are sequels to Secret.[1] However, Chou and his long-time friend Will Liu decided to work on The Rooftop as a challenge to produce the first Chinese mainstream musical-come-martial arts film. They claimed that The Rooftop is a film that is difficult to be categorized, for it combined the elements of musical extravaganza and actions.

Chou has made good use of his experience from filming The Green Hornet in Hollywood, Initial D in Hong Kong and directing over 60 of his own music videos, to conceptualize The Rooftop with music as its roots,[2] combined with actions, to create a genre never seen before in Asia.

The story occurs in a fantasy world called Galilee City, that consists of two contrasting communities. One group lives on the Rooftop, where they dance and sing their days away with no worries. While those on the ground are affluent and possess more power.

In a chance encounter, Wax gets to meet his billboard dream-girl, Starling, who is an up-and-coming actress/singer. However, their blossoming love is put into test when both are involved in the fight over power on the ground.

 

Chinese Summary:

天台》(英語:The Rooftop)是一部喜剧、动作、爱情、歌舞类型的电影,周杰伦第二部电影[3]

2013年7月11日于台灣、中国大陸、新馬地區同步上映[4]。屆時由周杰倫撰寫的原著小說也會同步發行。香港8月1日上映。美國、加拿大則會於7月19日上映。

全片呈現周杰倫心目中的年代,充斥著周杰倫的巧思。全片拍攝地點包括臺北、彰化、雲林、臺南、高雄等,集浪漫、動作、歌舞、特效等多種元素。描述了繁華城市中一個角落的平民區—天臺,男主角浪子膏與哥們過著平凡簡單的生活。某日在陰錯陽差,浪子膏意外結識自己朝思暮想的女明星。然而好景不常,兩人的相識引發男星的不悅,勾結黑幫份子打亂了兩人的生活,浪子膏與好友就此捲入爭權奪利的世界中……

 

 

Cast / 演員表

ActorCharacter NameRelationships/Descriptions
Jay Chou Wax (浪子膏) The film's protagonist.

A romantic and reckless young man staying on the Rooftop. He has a close-knit relationship with all the residents on the Rooftop, especially Jasmine, who is like a real older sister to him, and his 3 buddies - Tempura, Egg & A-Lang. He works at Po-Ye's extravagant medical hall, but is always seen fooling around and skipping work throughout the film.

He met his dream-girl, the celebrity Starling, on a chance encounter, and introduced her to the carefree lifestyle on the Rooftop. However, his involvement with Tempura's work at the City Housing Authority put their relationship into test.

Alan Ko Tempura (黑輪) An honest and down-to-earth chap from the Rooftop, and is 1 of Wax's 3 buddies.

He is one of the few residents from the Rooftop who hold a stable job in the "world below". As a junior member in the City Housing Authority (a triad), he is in-charge of collecting rental from the street hawkers. His persistence (with Wax's help) and honesty earns him high recognition from Rango and causes Big Red's position in the triad to waver.

Li Xin'ai Starling (心艾) Wax's love interest.

Wax's friends called her "Sister-in-law".

An up-and-coming actress/singer who is forced into the entertainment industry by her debt-ridden father. She met Wax and his buddies and they became good friends without her father and William knowing. Upon visits to the Rooftop and Lovers' Lake Night Market, she was begrudge of their carefree lives and wishes to live her own life and to seek her own happiness too.

However, misunderstandings raised, causing her to mistrust Wax's intention to get close to her.

Darren Chiu William (方旭威/威少) A handsome and wealthy celebrity who has strings attached with the Mayor.

He has utmost control over the movie that he is filming, as well as his female co-star, Starling.

Wang Xueqi Rango (雷哥) The leader of the City Housing Authority (a triad) with a group of underlings in-charge of collecting rental from the town's merchants. His authority over the town makes him even more influential than the local Mayor.
Edison Huang Big Red (紅毛) Hot-temper and arrogant.

Rango's most steadfast underling who tops the ranks every year in the amount of rental collected. However, Rango discovered through Tempura of his dishonesty and stripped him of his duties in the triad.

Xu Fan Jasmine (茉莉姊) Older sister figure staying on the Rooftop.

 

 

Supporting Cast

  • Kenny Bee as Lao Lee (老李), Starling's debt-ridden father
  • Eric Tsang as Po-Ye (波爺), owner of Po-Ye Medical Hall
  • Na-Dou as Dou-hua (豆花), Po-Ye's son
  • A-Ken as Pa-pa Zhao (爬爬趙), owner of the bowling alley
  • Tang Chong Sheng as Gen Pi Cong (跟屁從), owner of the apparel & goldfish stalls at Lovers' Lake Night Market
  • A-Lang as A-Lang (阿郎) or named Broccoli, Wax's buddy, resident of the Rooftop
  • Devon Song as Egg (蛋花), Wax's buddy, resident of the Rooftop

 

Cameo (uncredited)

  • Zhan Yuhao, at the bowling alley
  • Chase Chang, in the recording studio
  • Andrew Lau, the Mayor of Galilee City
  • Will Liu, Boss Li, nightclub owner
  • Soda Voyu, film director
  • Gary Yang, Rango's assistant
  • Kevin Lin, reporter
  • Huang Yu Xun, peddler at Lovers' Lake Night Market
  • Zhu Degang, William's assistant
  • Vivi Wang Wan Fei, lady on the road
  • David Chiang, older Wax
  • Fu Yi Wei, older Starling

 

Directed by Jay Chou
Produced by Huang Zhiming
Will Liu
Written by Jay Chou
Starring Jay Chou
Eric Tsang
Xu Fan
Li Xin'ai
Alan Ko
Wang Xueqi
Music by Jay Chou
Huang Yuxun
Cinematography Mark Lee Ping Bin
Production
company
Chuang Yi Motion Pictures
Evergrande Entertainment
Edko Films
Beijing Talent International Media
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Edko Films
Release date
  • 11 July 2013 (Taiwan and China)
  • 19 July 2013 (North America)
  • 1 August 2013 (Hong Kong)
Running time
122 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

 

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