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Shower (1999)
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Credited cast:
Jiayi Du
Bing He ...
He Zeng
Wu Jiang ...
Er Ming
Ding Li ...
Master Lin
Cunxin Pu ...
Da Ming
Xu Zhu ...
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Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his father hard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's mentally-handicapped, exuberant brother, Er Ming, to get Da home). Da stays a couple days, observing his father being social director, marriage counselor, and dispute mediator for his customers and a boon companion to Er. Da is caught between worlds: the decaying district of his childhood and the booming south where he now lives with a wife who's not met his family. When Da realizes his father's health is failing and the district is slated for razing, he must take stock of family and future. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for language and nudity | See all certifications »
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$40,125 (USA) (7 July 2000)

Gross:

$1,153,271 (USA) (27 October 2000)
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DELIGHTFUL!
5 February 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie! Beautifully funny and utterly believable characters. Each scene richer and more wonderful than the last. Every aspect of this movie is filled with wit and humour and love and depth. A complex and engrossing story, too. This movie is filled with love, humour, and intelligence. Totally great!


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