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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)
"Pao Da Shuang Deng" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 June 1995 (USA)
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate... See full summary »

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Jing Ning ...
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Gang Wu ...
Niu Bao
Xiaorui Zhao ...
Dihong
Yang Gao ...
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Xu Zhengyun ...
Old Master Xu
Liang Zhao ...
Hei Liu
Ju Xingmao ...
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Yusheng Li ...
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Lu Hui ...
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Liyuan Wang ...
Wang Ma
Bolin Zhang ...
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, forbidden to marry and thereby involve outsiders in the factory ownership, finds herself drawn to the headstrong painter. When they fall in love, the situation throws her entire life into disarray. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Fino all'ultimo fuoco  »

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$272,232 (USA)
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don't be fooled
14 January 2001 | by (california) – See all my reviews

People may be compelled to think that just because this is a foreign film, it is a good film. This is in fact, a terrible movie, and don't be fooled by the "noble" subject matter. The love story is ridiculous and badly contrived, the acting is next to terrible, and the dramatic scenes are nothing short of raunchy. The only good thing I can say about this is that there are a few beautifully shot scenes, but there is usually something stupid happening in that scene, so you don't notice the background. I wondered to myself as I watched it how it could possibly have been successful enough to come to the United States.


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