SYNOPSIS: Lun (Jay Chou) lives with his father, Chiu (Anthony Wong), the music teacher of Tamkang Secondary School. Both of them are very good at music and piano.
On the first day of Tamkang Secondary School, Lun walks through the campus with his classmates, a mysterious piano solo draws his attention. He follows the song and finds that an ethereal girl is playing piano in the old music room.
The piano girl is Yu (Guey Lun-Mei), one of Lun’s classmates. She is always late for school and hence sits next to Lun at the back row. The two become intimate friends and spend a lot of time together. “What’s the melody you played the first day we met?” asked Lun, “That’s my secret.” Yu whispered in his ear.
DIRECTOR TIDBITS: Having tried his hand at both acting and directing, Taiwanese pop sensation Jay Chou says he prefers being at the helm of a movie because it gives him more control.
After becoming one of Chinese pop’s biggest acts, Chou played a street car racer in “Initial D,” then appeared in famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s Chinese historical epic “Curse of the Golden Flower.” He has since moved on to directing and is about to release his first movie. “Secret.” Chou said in an interview with Ming Pao Weekly published over the weekend that he prefers directing to acting.
“As an actor, I have to listen to the director, even though I may not like the way I have to perform. As a director, I’m very clear on what I want, so I feel more confident,” he was quoted as saying. “As an actor you have to be a very good chess piece for others to play with. I prefer to control others,” Chou reportedly said.
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter also said his interest in movies stemmed from making music videos and that he still feels most confident composing music.