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Keep Cool (1997)
"You hua hao hao shuo" (original title)

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China, the 1990s. A young bookseller is in love with a woman. The woman is now with another guy, a rich man. The rich man sends his people to beat the bookseller. In the fight, the laptop ... See full summary »

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Bookseller
Gang Jiao
Baotian Li ...
Lao Zhang
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Taxi Driver
Guanhua Liang ...
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Ying Qu ...
An Hong
Tian Tian ...
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Yong You
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China, the 1990s. A young bookseller is in love with a woman. The woman is now with another guy, a rich man. The rich man sends his people to beat the bookseller. In the fight, the laptop computer from a man looking at the scene gets broken. Who will pay for the computer? The bookseller wants revenge. Will it be useful? The bookseller and the laptop owner are from different ages and classes. They are two different points of view, two different Chinas. How will they fight for justice? Written by Dul <dpueyos@itpsp.com>

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a modern Vhinese black comedy very different from Zhang Yimou´s other films.
3 November 1998 | by (Europe, Earth) – See all my reviews

A modern Chinese black comedy about some Beijingers trying to cope with new Chinese politics and the opportunities they bring. With photo obviously inspired by Danish director Lars von Trier and cuts pumping like a disco-beat, this film has a very European touch, but with a story deep rooted in Chinese modern society it is perhaps best appreciated by Chinese or people who´ve spent some time in China. It is very different from director Zhang Yimou´s other features.


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