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Lost in Beijing (2007)
"Ping guo" (original title)

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A look at modern-day life in China's capital centered on a ménage-a-quatre involving a young woman, her boss, her husband and her boss's wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Liu Pingguo
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Elaine Jin ...
Meihuizi Zeng ...
Zhenjiang Bao ...
Dr. Zhang
Li Fang ...
Mr. Lin
Jinhang Zheng ...
Lin's Girl Friend A
Manyang Zhang ...
Lin's Girl Friend B
Ailing Huang ...
Lin's Girl Friend C
Quinling Mong ...
Police Officer Wang
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Young Police A
Tao Huang ...
Young Police B
Liyuan Dong ...
Fat Woman Customer
Xiaoho Lin ...
Illegal Doctor
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Lin Dong and Wang Mei are a childless couple in Beijing, wealthy, approaching middle age. Lin owns a foot-massage parlor. One afternoon he rapes one of his workers, Liu Pingguo, who has nearly passed out from drinking alcohol with a friend. Part of the assault is witnessed by Liu's husband, An Kun, a window washer. He's angry with the boss and with his wife, and he seeks compensation. Lin's wife counsels him and joins in revenge. Then, Liu realizes she's pregnant and a set of emotional calculations ensues: Lin wants to buy the child, Wang agrees but has conditions, An Kun goes back and forth and barely contains his anger; Liu withdraws. The baby comes. Can anything be sorted out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$2,350 (USA) (1 February 2008)

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$10,827 (USA) (18 April 2008)
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The film is banned in China, despite the heavily censored effort from the filmmaker. The producers have been banned from making movies in China for the next 2 years. See more »

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Lost in Beijing is not as sordid as it seems at first
21 May 2011 | by (Abiquiu, NM) – See all my reviews

A lower class, working, married woman gets pregnant with lots of plot twists, money, moral dilemmas and human intrigue. If a travelogue/vocabulary brush up is your motive for watching there are some shots of Beijing looking bleak in winter, Tienamen Square, and the Forbidden City in the background during a conversation. My food-traveler mother wanted to know if there was food. With the key character being a pregnant female, she's eating all the time. If low-grade, sordid, masseuse/hooker scenes are what you seek, quit watching after the early drunken rape by boss scene. Otherwise that cutoff point is where you will quit watching, disgusted, wondering why the film wasn't cataloged as porn, but it is also exactly when the film gets interesting and stays interesting to the end. I started cleaning the kitchen at that point but checked in on the film running in the background just in case it redeemed itself. It did redeem itself, and turned out to be captivating.


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