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Da wan (2001)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 December 2001 (China)
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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, ... See full summary »

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YoYo
Rosamund Kwan ...
Lucy
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Tyler
Da Ying ...
Louis Wang
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Studio boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Barden ...
Peter
Yen Chun Chen
Chengru Li
Ada Shen ...
Lucy (voice)
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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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21 December 2001 (China)  »

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Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$646 (USA) (17 January 2003)

Gross:

$646 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Absolutely brilliant satire!
4 June 2003 | by (Florence, Vermont, USA) – See all my reviews

"Da Wan" is an absolutely brilliant satire. It portrays the onslaught of Western and capitalist culture in China, movie studios' obsession with the bottom-line as opposed to artistic merit, the fun and foibles of cross-cultural exchange, and the often rough intersections of business and identity. Car chases, explosions, and slick martial arts fight scenes are not to be found in this gem of a film.

I highly recommend it!


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