By Chance

Synopsis: By Chance is a short film about Neil and Sara, who meet by chance in a museum and have an instant connection, and then coincidentally keep running into each other throughout the exhibits. Overwhelmed by his inability to act, Neil misses the chance to ask her out. After realizing he doesn't want to let the opportunity go, he searches through the museum to find her. The story is based on actual events that took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Short
13 min

[One Year Ago, Japan]

I am...

going on a business trip to Fukuoka now.

Are you?

For the last time, I want to see you again.

All the pictures of us being together,

I'm going to send them to Takeshi.

If I do that,

you being the wife of a CEO,

I think...

that won't happen.



Where are you going this late at night?

I'll be fine.

[A Month Ago, China]

I don't believe anything happens by chance in this world.

Even luck

is a gift for those who work for it.

Today, the result of my dissertation will be announced.

I thought it was going to be the last day of my life as a PhD student.

But that day

has changed my life

because of an unexpected email.

Student Yu NaNa, after assessment,

your dissertation has been judged as "unqualified."

Hope you will work hard and try again.

Five years!

Five years!

[Time really flies. I wonder where the rest of the school mates went to. It was still another unforgettable night.]

[Email header:
Are you still alive?]

I'm a Japanese named Aida Takeshi.

Please tell me if I'm dreaming?

You look exactly like

my ex-fiance.

I know that you're not my girlfriend.


Just once, I want to meet you.

I'd like to invite you

to my old memories.

What is this? Sexual harassment?

[You look exactly like the person I'm thinking of. Although I know you are not her but I would still like to meet you because I really miss her.]

[Japanese Onsen]


What? You're in Japan now?

Are you alright?

Are you sure you'll be alright?

Yes, I'll be fine.

Tell me. Do I look like a driver?

It's no big deal. Don't worry.

I have already confirmed the information countless times.

Okay, I'll go meet her.

I really can't do anything about you. What if something bad happens?

So what if anything happens.

I bought the most expensive travel insurance.

If you can't get in touch with me, just call the insurance company.

My beneficiary is you!

You'll be the winner then.

Okay, that's it.

- Bye bye. br - Hello? Hello?

You haven't told me the address yet.


How are you?

You are... Miss Yu NaNa?

You speak Chinese. Are you Chinese?


I can't believe there are Chinese here.

I'm Aida Takeshi's secretary.

My name is Akira Wang.

[Akira Wang, Secretary General]


Yes. Please, come this way.

Sure, thank you.

Maybe I should take a taxi to the hotel.

I understand you've already received the information we sent you.

Do you still have questions?

It's just written information. How can I believe you?

Miss Yu NaNa, the invitation, visa, plane ticket

and everything else were issued by our company.

If there is a problem, our company would be in big trouble.

Please just get into the car.

Turn East Media and DF Entertainment presents

Producer Wu Xiaosu and Liu Qinfeng

Liu Defu br Writer: Mayumi Komatsu

Starring Nan Sheng

Starring Terada Takuya

Starring Li Yunrui

Starring Tian Xiaojie

Starring Xu Feng

[By Chance]

It's so pretty.

Mr. Takeshi won't be here?

That's right.

I will take care of you for this period of time. If you need anything, just let me know.

But I really want to know what he looks like.

I'm only just to take a photo as his ex-fiance?

That's right.

It can't be that he really doesn't have a photo of his ex-fiance?

My apology. This is a personal question.

I'm afraid... it's not convenient for me to reply.

[Hotel Reimei]



Welcome to our hotel.

I will get your suitcase first.

This way please.

She looks exactly the same.

Are you sure she isn't Ryoko?

Are you okay?

This is pointless. It's not too late...

Treat her with respect,

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