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Lost in Beijing (2007)

Ping guo (original title)
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
Dawei Tong ...
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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Storyline

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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21 February 2008 (Russia)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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The best movie I saw at Berlin International Film Festival
18 February 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I just saw Ping Guo at the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany. It was really the best movie i saw there. In 2002 Li Yu was at the Berlin International Film Festival with her first feature Elephant And Fish and now I'm more than happy to see that she came back with her third movie. Ping Guo has such an amazing attitude towards its figures. The acting is amazing and thanks to the great script you follow all the twists trustfully because they just come along authentically. The cinematography is amazing. It's never just aesthetic but follows the action organically. I really hope we will see Ping Guo in the cinemas soon! China is lucky to have such a talented female director - I hope I will see a lot more by her!!!!


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