I cried while watching the video. I haven’t cried for a drama or movie in weeks, but now a movie preview has got me all emotional.
“Days of Our Own” is an upcoming C-movie about youth, and since the Chinese title is directly translated to “Our Ten Years”, the movie decided to film a sort of preview segment highlighting various peoples’ regrets. The first man shown is a Zhao Liying fan, but I think the rest of the interviewees play some part in the movie filming process.
What is your regret in the past ten years?
Man 1: My biggest regret in the last ten years is… not marrying Zhao Liying!
Man 2: I just saw a few people playing basketball near the entrance, and I began to think about my past school life, some images resurfaced in my mind.
Woman 1: If we’re talking ten years ago, I was having some conflicts regarding acting, and there were some inconsistencies, and we couldn’t be together.
Woman 2: My biggest regret is that the last time I talked to my mother was by phone, and we were arguing.
Woman 3: There was someone who really cared for me. But I… stubbornly refused his good will.
Man 2: I remember in the past… I suppose the longest time was three years, back in that time I called them on the phone once a month.
Woman 2: My parents separated when I was fifteen. I lived with my father. But two years later, my mother was diagnosed with cancer.
Woman 1: In an instant, the dynamic changed. Though we lived in the same dorm, we would never talk to each other.
Man 2: I left, and my parents were left at home. They were actually quite lonely.
Woman 2: A book detailing similar medical conditions was sent to my home, and that’s how I found out.
Woman 3: Perhaps at that time I thought that trying only led to losing more and more, so I was afraid to let go of my thinking.
Woman 2: I only remember the last thing I said to her was “You absolutely do not understand me. I never want to see you again.”
Man 3: This is probably… what I consider to be… what I blame myself most for.
Woman 1: In an instant we were like ice to each other.
Man 2: Over break, I went back to visit my parents. I discovered that they had aged a lot.
Woman 2: I think in the last argument we had I really caused you to be very angry. You did all these things so that I really wouldn’t have to see you again.
*The next part of the video has the interviewees more directly dealing with the regret.*
Woman 3 talks on the phone, saying “I know. You will always protect me.”
Woman 2 says, with tears in her eyes, “If you can let me see you more often in my dreams, I feel like, you will have given me the best present ever.”
Man 2 calls his mom and says “I love you mom.”
Man 3 calls someone and says “Thank you. Thank you for being by my side, for growing up with me.”
Days of Our Own releases on September 2, 2016.