The Story of 90 Coins

Michael Wong’s The Story of 90 Coins tells a contemporary fable about the promise of love. Wang Yuyang (Dongjun Han) is in love with aspiring fashion designer Chen Wen (Zhuang Zhiqi). But Wen struggles over choosing a love-struck suitor over her burgeoning career. Increasingly impatient, Yuyang gives the relationship with Wen one final chance.

Yuyang strikes a deal with Wen. For 90 days, Yuyang will court Wen with a date a day. Yuyang then commemorates the day by giving Wen a single coin. The deal is at the end of the 90 days, Wen and Yuyang will either marry or part ways forever.

“For 90 days, Yuyang will court Wen with a date a day. Yuyang then commemorates the day by giving Wen a single coin.”

At the end of 90 days, Yuyang’s plan works and Wen is in love. But Wen decides not to marry right away. Instead, our lovers move in together, but over time Wen becomes increasingly distracted by her work and the two slowly drift apart. When Wen falls for Andre (Jose Acosta), her co-worker, Yuyang’s patience ends and the lovers separate for good.

Writer Bai Xeudan successfully tells a modern fable of love. There is magic in the non-magical device of the 90 coins and a touching moral about love and romance. Director Michael Wong paints a romantic tale of love. Wong’s imagery is beautiful, and the pacing of the story is perfect. The Story of 90 Coins is a sweet tale about the enduring promise of love.

The Story of 90 Coins (2017) Directed by Michael Wong. Written by Bai Xuedan. Starring Dongjun Han, Zhuang Zhiqi.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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