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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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21 February 2008 (Russia)  »

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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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Greed brings out the worst in people....
13 January 2008 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Ping Guo is a gem of a movie! I've been watching a lot of Chinese movies recently, but Ping Guo is one of the best of the bunch.

The story is about two couples intertwined due to unlucky circumstances, but most of them in their hands. During the movie, a very harsh and very real light is shed on the difference between poor and rich in modern Beijing and it will leave your mind thinking about it long after the movie is over. This is a very good thing - in my opinion movies are supposed to make you think, supposed to move you. Ping Guo did just that and is worthy of watching for everyone who isn't afraid of foreign movies and who is willing to look at something else than popcorn Hollywood.

This movie will keep you entertained for nearly two hours and will make you want for more movies of this director. And that's a very good thing!


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