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Strangers, again

by Wong Fu Productions • 16,123,893 views

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On this day, "Strangers, again" is 3 years old. It's incredible to see how viewers are still responding to it, and how it's affected peoples' lives over this time. Watching it now, compared to back then, many of you have a new understanding of the same video. Our work evolves as you do, and that's really amazing to us.
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And please make something strong and powerful as this
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Oh jeez, I'm tearing up. This video really hit me  For those of you who have experienced a breakup, how did you get over your first love?  10 months after my breakup, and my ex and I haven't spoken in months and I still can't get over him aha  Sometimes I wish that I had never fallen in love because it wasn't worth the pain of a heartbreak
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+Soso Li And to add, the real trick you play on yourself is that you think that you'll never meet THAT person again. And it's true, you won't. But that's not the part that's special. It's absolutely totally not special. Love is special, and the feeling can pass from one person to another. Why do you think in a breakup someone seems to just get past it with no problem? Sometimes someone else is filling that void for them. Ask ANYONE you know that's gone through a breakup and moved on. You simply find someone new and the story starts all over again.
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I remember my ex gf showed me this video to warned me to not let this happen to us. We were together for 2years and a half. We reached level 5 & 6. we stayed in level 5&6 we are strangers again till this day. She has somebody else the keeps a smile on her face. I wish on the day it ended I would of watched this video again to prevent it. I wonder if I would ever see this stranger again and have a tomorrow with her. I'm sorry
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This is not only for love but also friendship :(
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I totally can relate too. basically once you start taking the ppl in your life for granted, like disregarding what they say and think, and not thinking about them as much as you should, any sort of relationship you have with them will likely go downhill from there. between besties and boyfies alike
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+Grace Huang true , thank goodness i read your comment
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This video is so realistic and I really liked the acting between the two leads. They were great and Cathy is really cute and pretty! I was in a relationship for 6 years and that's basically exactly what had happened lol Once it gets to the tolerance stage, it's pretty much done. Some couples can fix it and pull through, but that takes so much energy and effort, not saying it won't work, I just don't think it's worth it sometimes. Once you know it's over, just leave...don't drag it out and have it linger...you'll just be lonelier that way. I wish I had ended it earlier instead of dragging out the tolerance stage but I guess you live and you learn.
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+Jia Yu Lin​ That's really good that you are much happier. It's best to leave than stay.
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+Jia Yu Lin You know, your comment really helped me. Had my first break up today, was together for a little over a year. What you said is true, it feels much better after it's over rather than dragging it on. Thank you so much for the words!
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Allan Wong Shared on Google+ · 3 months ago (edited)
yes.. it's a cycle usually.. until..   the right time, right place, right person.. by the way, pretty nicely made video
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watched before, but glad to watch it again...thanks for sharing~ to end the cycle, keeps passion, keeps love.
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wa, very long time wor
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5:43 omg they're watching friends xD
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The episode they were watching makes it kinda ironic
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This makes me sad. I don't come to Youtube to be sad. cries under desk
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Mungkin emang ritme dalam hubungan kayak gitu kali ya. *sotoy
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....Emang kayak gitu sih, Dod... Seenggaknya bagi gw. Terlalu ngena... :(
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I just broke up with my bf recently.. We were 2 years and a half together.. He was also my bestfriend and my soulmate.. We were so many times on the stage 4 and 5, even in the 6.. But somehow we always found a way to fix everything and be together again.. But now it's different.. Just a few days he told me that he doesn't love me anymore.. I still dont know why and how that happened.. Right now we are still talking.. Im trying to be ok but I still cant believe what happened.. Its like everything is just a dream.. He told me he is not happy with or without me .. He was just tired of being always on stage 5.. Now I'm still trying to get him back to me.. Maybe is not the best option but a little part of me is pushing me to keep fighting for him.. I wish I had a time machine to go back and do the things that I'm doing now for him .. Because now I realize nothing is working cause it's too late.. :'( Apreciate what you have right now before it's gone..
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+Peilin Tang good to know im not the only one .. Thank you for answering and stay strong <3
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The same exact thing happened to me. You're not alone.
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fuck you guys made me cry in class during math
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Call me a girly man but this one made me wanna cry over my ex, i held it in though, the hard thing is that i will be seeing her for the first time in nearly two yrs this friday and im not sure how we'll both feel towards each other when we see each other again for the first time in two yrs, The last time she saw me i was 245lbs now i am 164lbs. These videos always hit me where it hurts the most. the good thing is that i will see my kids again for the first time also. Great job guys, I love these videos.
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It's crazy how the closest people in your life can become strangers that fast
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The ending is really ambiguous. Did they break up or not? I think Wong Fu really let it up to the audience (if you ignore commentary). He said in the video they were near the end of stage 6 and stage 7 is the break up and technically Phil is talking (assuming) in the present. Which means that the two have not yet broken up. You have 3 options: 1) You can assume that the break up process and everything after was actually in his head and that Phil actually ran to her car.  2) You can assume that they truly broke up (which doesn't make sense if he's talking in the present) and running to her car was what Phil imagined.  3) You can assume that they are still together but near the end of stage 6 (AS STATED, and Phil imagined the aftermath), but he also imagined running to her car.
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+dannyville211 I felt that it was no 2 and 4 at the same time...as we know that Phill was struggling to get over the breakup when Marissa has been moving on for quite some time...even in stage 4 itself
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I remember watching this video back in high school (Grade 11, I was 17 years old) when my [now] ex-boyfriend broke up with me because he was "confused." I reblogged this video from someone on Tumblr, then he reblogged it from me. The next day, he came to my house and apologized, and I gave him another chance. After a few days or a few weeks, we watched this video together and talked about the part whether we would break up or get married. I don't remember what we said to each other though. It was a good relationship in the first 3 years. I really love him, but it came to a point where it didn't really feel like we were making more of an effort to make our relationship better, and to make each other better people. I started losing feelings in the beginning of last year... It was my fault too, since I got emotionally drained in the very beginning of our relationship. We were together for almost 4 years, but then we broke up in mid-December 2014. We stayed as friends for a bit, but I completely cut off contact with him in the beginning of this year. It hurt a lot, but I want and need to prioritize myself. It was very painful and I cried a lot. I felt so sad and lonely, worthless, and I felt that a part of me went missing. Honestly, I teared up by the end of this video. I still really miss him, but I don't want to go back to him just because of the familiarity. I need to focus on myself; to forgive myself (and him) for the mistakes that I've (and he's) done, and to love myself before getting into another relationship. It's going to take a while, but I'll take my own time in being single and building a stronger relationship with myself. I've been training myself to focus on the present moment. At times, I wonder about what he's thinking/doing and if he wonders the same thing about me, but I'm trying not to focus on that because it doesn't help me to let go and move on completely. I'll always love him and care about him though, no matter the circumstances. He's always going to have a special place in my heart. I hope he's doing well, even if I don't cross his mind anymore. To anyone who's going through a break up right now, you WILL get through it. It takes time, but use the time to take care of yourself. I'm still in the process of moving on, but I do feel better than the last time. The moments of relapse will happen often, but it's okay because it just means your feelings are as genuine as they could ever be. Love is the most beautiful gift in the world, but it's also the most painful feeling. The learning experiences are what makes it unique because you come out as a better version of yourself.
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Omg! Your advice prolly the best I got so far. Thank you so much! I'll keep everything in mind. I was literally tearing up while I was reading this. Thank you! 
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+Alexa April Gines Awww, I'm glad that I could be of help! I hope that you're holding up. Don't beat yourself up, okay? You will be alright. :)
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Wait..... sorry.. but hold on, was Josh and Marissa supposed to make up at the car scene? ._.
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+Nik Kaing Really? I thought there were alternate endings.
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I remember when my brother's girlfriend broke up with him, he almost never left his room. Then, his girlfriend wanted to get back with him and I'm like "no get the f*** off my lawn" I knew she only wanted to because her boyfriend broke up with her. I have a friend XD
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i've watched this when I got in a relationship.. And I'm watching it now when I just got out of one. Everyone can totally relate to this video, whether it'll be a little different or not, but the Honeymoon phase.. It was my favorite part about his and mines relationship. We hit it off, I thought this is it, he's the one. I've never thought I could be so selfless.. Gave it my all, and it wasn't enough. When it ever be enough? Go rounds and rounds, play circles and circles, just to experience this all over again, and again. Everytime it happens, it becomes harder. Trust issue, and the fear of being broken again sucks. Strangers again, indeed. Because when we see each other's, we pretends like we've never met. Simply just strangers again.
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I had a gf named marissa we feel apart two the same way like him but it's cool
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You ran 5 miles GURL I HAD TO RUN FOR 5 km ( run for change trip)
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Why do so many people not see the last stages coming and do something about it? My personal opinion is that we are lazy. We want everything to always be peaches and cream all the time and life is not like that. If we would stop expecting relationships to always be like the Honeymoon stage we could handle the other stages when they come, in fact we could avoid ever getting to the latter stages if we were willing to do the work during the earlier stages.. Like I said this is just my opinion, but that is what I got from this video. No effort is made after the butterflies have gone away. If you don't work at something it won't work for you.
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+4daluvofnikki You're right but sometimes things just don't work out whether its a relationship, business, friendship, etc. Thats when you learn to let go, which is something we should all experienced and learnt. I believed its the timing thats important and like you said, its better that we do the work at earlier stages before the thing gets worse. But hey this is life we talking about, you can't see everything coming and thats what make us human. :) Just my opinion.
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I'm hoping that the couple in the video fight for their love for each other. Coz it's normal to argue in a relationship. You should value what you've got when you got them. If she's really that worthy to you find ways to fix the relationship and don't throw it away. Coz the smile on your girls face depends on how you treat her. 😊
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I've only been dating this wonderful woman i met from dance class.. I really dont wanna get into details so .. All i want to say is, she was a super amazing person , as i was to her. She had a boyfriend before me.. And just earlier she told me the real reason why she broke with him (the first reason was because he was an asshole, which he was, but she over exaggerated when telling me) was because she wanted to see where her and I would go.. Tayana and I never had any bad arguement at all. We actually never argued at all within these 2 months. But.. Really what i wanted to say now is that... At 12:38AM (LV,NV time) June 29, 2015... we broke up... The reason is very understandable... Life. She still has one more year in highschool left and i just graduated a couple weeks ago. The past weeks when she told me she really wants to go to college back in Texas, it hit me hard knowing i cant follow her. Im starting my life already and she is soon to start her's also.. Tayana and I both knew what the outcome would be eventually... I was the one who kept hiding and trying to ignore the facts and "Enjoy The Moment" as i told her... But.. She is not a person to just "Pretend when she already knows the outcome".. A long chat that couldve went longer, but life hits again, she has to go to take her permit test early in the morning later today so she couldnt stay up longer. I never thought this would happen. Thank You for the short film. And thank you for understandning my sad story.
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Wow, crazy how much I can relate to that. Good job Wong Fu Productions for making such a touching video!
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I am watching this again after 3 years. It has the same impact as then, on me now. Powerful, brilliant.. Guys when are you going to make another video as good as this...
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😢 I forgot how amazing this video was Q.Q soo heart wrenching
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Still better than twilight....... wait, what am I saying.. this is GREAT
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I love your show hope to see more
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D4 Plays Shared on Google+ · 1 week ago
Liek if u crie evrytim... Jk but this story really is touching.
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i'm so happy i found this channel! and this is from 2011? man you are amazing! great job!
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why you make me cry...why..
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I KEEP COMING BACK TO THIS I CANT STOP
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It's when you break up is when you just think back to when you both first met and you were happy together. That's what hurts the most.
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Four years later, and this video still gives me the same feelings it did when I watched it for the first time.
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That will always happen if people see love only as something emotional.  In my belief, love is a commitment and a choice.  You can CHOOSE to love even when it's not as romantic and full of emotions as you want. Once, you do that, it's called "True love".
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That cheesy audience talk tho
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I Feel This Happening To Me Now. Just To See It From My Berry Own Eyes Hurts.
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OMG, can't believe I haven't actually cried. My eyes are just watery.
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Thanks for this awesome short film. me and my ex broke up 1 year ago, and now I am still not over her. each time I sent her a text message, I really hate myself because I know she won't reply anyways. we had been together 3 almost 4 years, in other words, it took us almost 4 years to reach the end of stage 7 . sadly, I am also going through the same situation the guy in the film after the break up. When I miss her, I'd go through pictures of her. Also I constantly recall the memories we shared once. But the good part is, this film taught me how priceless the memories me and my ex share. In here, I wish she still remembers the good time back then.
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Until someone stop trying. :)
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Right in the fucking feels, youtube just autoplayed this I wasn't ready
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I can relate it's the worst feeling it's an empty place in your heart
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WISH YOU GUYS WOULD MAKE A COUNTER STORY SPECIFICALLY FROM MARISSA'S POINT OF VIEW, YES, PLEASE!?
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Christina Manihuruk Shared on Google+ · 3 days ago
While we always hope for the best, we often can't avoid the inevitable. Damn, it's true.
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please somebody tells me the background music in around 4:00
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around this time, 4 years ago, my ex and i broke up, and this video was released. I was in shambles and didnt know how to handle myself or make sense of the situation. I would watch this video over and over again to find any sort of direction. Whether or not i found any answers, this video struck a cord in me that pretty much told me I was going to be ok. I happily in love again. I watch this every so often and it makes me think of my ex. I dont miss her or anything, but it reminds me of how i was and i tell myself today to not be that guy.  Thanks Wongfu for this amazing production, even 4 years later today.
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This reminded me of my first boyfriend.... it was my fault we broke up, I know it was totally neutral and I should've known it was going to hurt him more than me. Our relationship together... we're practical strangers. I never spoken to him fear that he'd do or say something about the break up and he never said anything fear of making things harder as it was.
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the guy is a really good actor
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anyone else watching in 2015? lol
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+Wong Fu Productions  Your movies are so magical and amazing, i dont even watch other movies now just yours, the sound, the shots, script everything is perfect, never stop making themm <3 big fan and thank you so much for all these powerful messages in your films that give us a new perspective on life :')
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The first time when i watched this video, I was in stage 1. Now I am watching it for second time, in last stage. This is life.
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My ex showed this short film to me during the heat of our relationship and yet I'm here now, watching it again.  Shit.
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WHY ARE THEY ALL ASIAN. THATS RACIST.
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Haha, never been in a relationship yet... Why am I tearing up? 😂👍
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Holy shit this changed the way I thought of life so bad
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This is one of the most powerful videos I've ever seen. I can relate so much to it. Right now I'm in a relationship with my boyfriend. We've been together for 2,5 years and I love him so much, but we are slowly becoming more and more distant. It's so hard to watch this, knowing we'll probably break up soon.
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Leslie Yanez Shared on Google+ · 3 weeks ago
Stage 1: The Meet Stage 2: The Chase Stage 3: The Honeymoon Stage 4: Comfortable Stage 5: Tolerance Stage 6: Downhill Stage 7: The Break Up
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+Leslie Yanez was being sarcastic love lmao
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Seriousness killed when he said unicorn 😂
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Butterflies... I'm 22 years old and i have never felt it...
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My story either. But will always love you
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I can relate to this
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Youtube, you're so creapy! Stop suggesting me things to watch!
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i watched this video a lot of times,very touched by this video,hope wong fu productions will be always fine!
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how do the fuck did I end up watching this?
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Dang, this hit home for me. Spot on!
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Ankita Deshkar Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
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I can't believe I watched this 4 years ago! I was very young (and still am :P). The more I watched it over time, the more I understand the short film and how brilliant and realistic the film is just like what Wong Fu said before. I'm thankful for film makers and people's creative minds!
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Moral: don't get a girl/boy friend
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Beautoful but really sad :( I teared up at the end. Good job. Filmed and narrated very nicely.
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Phil act better - k thx
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OMG I'm so so so glad I watched this! This just gave me hope and rn me and my bf are at the downhill stage and we've been bumping heads so much lately. I'm hurting because we're about to lose each other and I don't want that, obviously I still have a shot of keeping him and I'm hoping with a couple changes here and there we can make it. We've been dating for 2 year's and a half. So crazy how reading most of the comments I realized that most couple's hit the downhill stage around the same time.
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A very random comment but it was really funny that I decided to share it here. After watching this video, I didn't know why but I googled about WongFu... Everything looks pretty normal until I saw Wesley Chan being described as another Wesley Chan on Wikipedia...The photo of Wesley Chan was so misleading but it was really fun to see the mistake!!! haha...
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this shit kills me every time bye 😭💔
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I'm at 5 & 6 right now. Decisions!
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I think that if life separates us and we end up in totally different places, I'll always remember when our paths aligned for this period of time. And I'll be thankful for that. And I hope that wherever you are, you'll be thankful too.
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I just recently broke up with my boyfriend of 7years relationship and this hits me hard. It reminds me of how we started off so loving, how we tried to keep the relationship going on. But I guess we stayed in the Tolerance stage for too long. Now, we are just over and I just can't stop thinking about him.
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saw this video in my old favourites and watched it again now. definitely one of the best on youtube.
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Why is he so sad about breaking up with that asian chick? She is fucking ugly. 6/10 at best. Flabby body too....she needs to hit the gym more. Oh well thats probably the best he could get anyways lol
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She's pretty cute bruh. You're trippin. And i'm mad you're over therw bragging bout looks behind a keyboard. Lmfao.
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Body is only one aspect of standards. Once someone has seen your horrible personality they will be running away from you as fast as possible. If your personality was as visible as your body you wouldn't even be given the time of day by women.
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