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Old 04-02-06, 05:12 PM
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Foreign Movie Title Translations?

Does anyone know of a website or other resource that can translate the transliterated titles of Asian movies into English? I'm curious to know the literal English translation of Infernal Affairs 's original title Mou gaan dou, as well as some others.
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Old 04-02-06, 09:35 PM
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Old 04-03-06, 09:01 PM
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I don't know if there's one site that compiles the literal translations of Chinese titles. However, I did find this info about Infernal Affairs:
'The title "Infernal Affairs" is a catchy one, but it doesn't convey what "Wu Jian Dao" means. "Wu" means "no" or "none", "jian" means "space" or "room", and "dao" means "way" or "path". Therefore, "Wu Jian Dao" can be translated as "No Way Out", though "Wu Jian Dao" is usually associated with Buddhist writings about "continuous" or "perpetual" hell. The title refers to the movie's characters being trapped in their nightmarish undercover missions.'
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Old 04-03-06, 09:18 PM
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Not at all what you want, but Milos Forman's "Firemen's Ball" in Czech is "Oh My God, it's burning!" but it just doesn't work very well in English.
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Hey thanks, Jay G. I think that's a great title considering that that Buddhist belief is explicitly referenced at the beginning and end of IA.
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