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Feng kuang de shi tou (2006)

Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky ... See full summary »

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Zhonghua Chen ...
Factory director
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Man with girl in the limo
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Shihong Bao
Shu Hou ...
Qingqing
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Heipi
Jing Li ...
Chairman Feng's receptionist
Teddy Lin ...
Mike
Gang Liu ...
San Bao
Hua Liu ...
Dao Brother
Lan Luo ...
Bao Shihong's wife
Hao Ning ...
Doctor
Bo Peng ...
Xiaomeng Xie
Jianing Wang ...
Police officer
Xun Wang
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Feng Dong
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Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky internationally known master thief is also trying to get a hand on this piece of precious jade. What would be the final destination of this piece of crazy stone? Written by YNOTswim

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30 June 2006 (China)  »

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Crazy Stone  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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[Cameo] The director Hao Ning appears in the prelude as a doctor, and the cinematographer of the film Jie Du plays a dude. See more »

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Good one
3 September 2006 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

The popularity of this movie in China is quite logical: black comedies to the extent that this movie has gone are still a novelty and it is quite well done. If the movie makers have been inspired by only one "foreign" movie, it would probably be "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels", as someone has already mentioned. But of course they have seen a lot more, many of which have been reflected in this movie, as intentional parodies or otherwise.

"Crazy stone" has a somewhat convoluted plot, which is not necessarily hopelessly complicated. All it requires is a little attention. Filming technique and editing is not as avant-garde as some of the classic which have become familiar by now – Pulp Fiction, Memento, Amores perros, 21 Grams, just to name a few. There are just enough sleight-of-hand montages to keep it interesting. So does the proliferation of characters – a least a dozen, in four or five "interest groups". Dickens' type caricature or more flesh-and-blood, they are all well acted.

Together with my recommendation, I would like to mention one interesting thing that captured my attention – filmmakers shooting a movie in Chongqing seem to be fond of showcasing the cable car across Chang Jiang (Long River). Saw one recently in another quality Chinese movie, "Sheng huo xiu".


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