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Chinese box office success Us & Them is going to Netflix for international distribution, the US streaming giant has confirmed.
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The film, from actress-turned-director René Liu, is currently topping the Chinese box office chart having grossed almost US$200 million in ten days. Netflix said it would soon make Us & Them available to subscribers of the video-on-demand (VOD) service around the world.

“At Netflix we believe great stories transcend borders. We are always in search for great content that touches the audience’s hearts and we are thrilled to bring a beautiful film like Us & Them to the service,” said Rob Roy, vice president, Content (Asia) at Netflix.

Us & Them started as a short story written by first time director René Liu, who decided to bring the story to life on screen. It has now taken her into the record books having become the highest grossing female director of Chinese language films..

Us & Them follows the love story of Lin Jianqing (Jing Boran) and Fang Xiaoxiao (Zhou Dongyu) spanning over ten years. The two first meet and fall in love on the train back home for Chinese New Year, though struggle as a couple and eventually break up. Ten years later, they are reunited on a flight home.

Producer Zhang Yi Bai said: “We strive to create a great film for audience and we are more than happy for the film will be available on Netflix, it is indeed the best way to reach every corner of the globe”.
Singer-songwriter, actress, writer, and now director, René Liu said, regarding the Netflix tie-up: “We sincerely present my first film as a director to the world”.