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A Beautiful New World (1999)
"Meili xin shijie" (original title)

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A satirical comedy about a country bumpkin who goes to the big city, and ends up teaching the cynical city folk a few lessons about basic human decency. The hero leaves home for the first ... See full summary »

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Wu Jiang ...
Zhang Baogen
Hong Tao ...
Huang Jinfang
Ning Chen ...
Chen Minhui
Richie Ren ...
Xiao Bai (as Xianqi Ren)
Wu Bai ...
Liang
Zhengwei Tong ...
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A satirical comedy about a country bumpkin who goes to the big city, and ends up teaching the cynical city folk a few lessons about basic human decency. The hero leaves home for the first time to go to Shanghai, to collect his lottery prize - a brand new apartment. However, when he arrives, he is told by the developers that his apartment block will take a year and a half to complete. He decides to find a job in Shanghai and wait for his apartment to materialise... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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15 October 1999 (Hong Kong)  »

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Meili xin shijie  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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SGD 1,300 (Singapore)
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short and simple
30 October 2003 | by (Melbourne, AUST) – See all my reviews

No other movie uses the term `Country Bumpkin' better than this one. Zhang Baogen has high hopes when his won an apartment in Shanghai, only to be told it won't be ready for another 1 ½ years. Till then, he has to cope through life in the busy and money-driven city, while staying at Little Auntie's 20-yuan-a-day dwelling.

A great depiction of the Old versus New China, country fella versus city chick personality. One of my all-time favorite Chinese movies.

9 out of 10.


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