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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006)

Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (original title)
A swindler falls in love with a potential target.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wenshuo Guan ...
Pan Zhichang
Gaowa Siqin ...
Mrs. Shui
Ziwen Wang ...
Ke Shi ...
Gang Jiao ...
Guo Feng
Qingzhuo Fang ...
Owner of Metal Shop
Qi Chen ...
Fei-Fei's Granny
Zhou Lei ...
Woman with Purple Hair
Zhi-Hua Zhang ...
Nurse A
Yiheng Chen ...
Auntie's Ex-husband
Yajing Huang ...
Elevator Operator
Yanhua Wang ...
Young Maid


A swindler falls in love with a potential target.

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Release Date:

6 March 2007 (China)  »

Also Known As:

The Postmodern Life of My Aunt  »

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Ye Rutang: I'd like to eat cab.
Liu Dafan: I have had it with you! They called me unfilial, but are you a good mother? Did you ever do right by me? Why did you ever marry Dad, an ordinary worker, and give birth to me? You stayed with us when you needed our help. But as soon as you could back to Shanghai, you got divorced, just like that Shanghai means more to you than Dad and I do! Now that you're old, you remember me. Listen, I've done you a big favour by coming here! I still remember clearly, how you looked when ...
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What a wonderful movie!
9 March 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When you see the beginning of the movie, you cannot think of the ending. The first half of the movie was very funny. The latter half of the movie was more into the realization and went sadder after. "The Post-Modern Life of My Aunt" is directed by Ann Hui. She is a wonderful director I would say. The story plot was a little bit ordinary, yet she did it so well to let audience or me to see something else more than just a plot. The script and story was very well written interweaving drama. the film's warm humanism transcends cultural borders. Siqin Gaowa, Chow Yun-fat played very well and so did Vicki Zhao Wei as the bitter, gutter-mouth, ghetto talking daughter of said aunt, who surprised me most.

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