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2 June 1995 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Jing Ning ... Cai Chunzhi
Gang Wu ... Niu Bao
Xiaorui Zhao ... Dihong
Yang Gao ... Butler
Xu Zhengyun ... Old Master Xu
Liang Zhao ... Hei Liu
Ju Xingmao ... Bao Ge
Yusheng Li ... Manservant
Lu Hui ... Old Boss Wang
Liyuan Wang ... Wang Ma
Bolin Zhang ... Businessman

Directed by
Ping He 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Feng Jicai  novel
Daying Ye 

Produced by
Chun-keung Chan .... producer
Naiming Yung .... producer
Original Music by
Changning Gu 
Zhang Wen 
Jiping Zhao 
Cinematography by
Lun Yang 
Film Editing by
Yuan Hong 
Production Design by
Yunxiu Qian 
Art Direction by
Yunxiu Qian 
Costume Design by
Chen Changmin 
Defan Ma 
Makeup Department
Shuangyin Ma .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Xin Sheng .... assistant director
Xiaobing Yu .... assistant director
Sound Department
Changning Gu .... sound
Wen Zhang .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Lik Yung .... unit photographer
Other crew
Susan Jacobs .... publicist

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Also Known As:
"Pao Da Shuang Deng" - China (original title)
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Rated R for language
China:111 min | UK:115 min
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
It's a simple story, and it works well., 11 December 2001
Author: Charlie Prince from NYC

I didn't find the other reviews helpful so thought I'd post my own.

I'd be the first one to shout "who cares if it's a foreign film, this movie sucks" but it doesn't. The characters are fascinating and the storyline is smooth and keeps you interested. It's slow in the sense that the director isn't afraid to leave in long shots, and let the plot points develop in a subtle manner. It's not slow in the sense that the longer shots are boring. This is not a case of a director falling in love with his footage and neglecting to make necessary cuts (with one exception near the end, perhaps). It's not the drama of Farewell my Concubine or Emperor and the Assassin, nor anything along the lines of Chungking Express or any kind of action fighting films. It's not a crushingly tragic film either, btw, as one might worry from the poster of the girl with the pained look. It's a simple story, and it works well.

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