高海拔之戀Ⅱ(Romancing in Thin Air) (Blu-ray release 2012-3-30) is a love movie from Hong Kong / China. Although the previous love movie 單身男女 (Don’t Go Breaking My Heart) by director 杜琪峯 (Johnnie To) was quite entertaining, I can’t say it is really good. However, this new movie surpassed my expectation.
In this movie, a movie star is dumped by his fiancee, then met and fell in love with a widow who lost her husband to a forest. I think this movie is really successful in portraying the love between the movie star and the widow, and between the widow and her lost husband, without anyone speaking about love or kissing. I also like its structure, and the important role of movies within this movie. The Chinese title of this movie is named as II – but this is not really a sequel as the prequel is actually one of the movies within this movie. Although people generally regard this as a gimmick, it could have a deeper meaning.