Four friends come up with an unusual idea to make some money and have fun doing it. For a small fee, they will impersonate and act out any character role for their customers. In the course ... See full summary »

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Four friends come up with an unusual idea to make some money and have fun doing it. For a small fee, they will impersonate and act out any character role for their customers. In the course of executing this novel service, they encounter a whole spectrum of people in society, finding ways to genuinely help them boost their morale and overcome their fears, while gaining unusual and new insights into the human condition. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Might be difficult for non-Chinese to understand
15 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a wry comedy that requires the understanding of the communist puns of 1960's and 1970's China. Therefore, not only it might be a little bit difficult for non-Chinese to understand it fully, it might even be a little bit more difficult for Chinese who did not live through the 1960's and 1970's to understand. However, once you know those communist puns of the 1960's and 1970's, the film is very funny indeed.


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