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Driverless (2010)

Wu ren jia shi (original title)
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Ruby Lin ...
Wang Dan
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Zhi Xiong
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Chang Qing (as Xiao Ran Li)
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Xiao Yun
Jianbin Chen ...
Wang Yao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Du
Su Ying Huang
Xuan Huang
Wei Li
Luodan Wang
Haiquan Yang
Yong You
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child | forgiveness | driver | taxi | lover | See All (8) »

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What the standard is to measure love. Should we be loyal to money, material things or our own hearts?

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Drama | Family | Romance

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2 July 2010 (China)  »

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CNY 20,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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2.35 : 1
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Dramatizing modern-day culture of urban China
24 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A domestic drama surrounding the relationships of modern-day Chinese urbanites, with the various participants intersecting at a vehicle collision. Akin to the works of Iñárritu and Arriagga, e.g. 'Amores Perros', the film portrays a series of relationships via non-sequential narratives that draw together to a climax.

Filmmaker Zhang Yang, known for his realistic and popular dramedies 'Shower' and 'Getting Home', steps away from narrow-focus narratives to explore a series of modern-day relationships and plots, at the expense of humor and in-depth characterization. These relationships/plots include a young street-racer's happenstance meeting with a deaf-mute photographer, a wealthy ex's attempt to woo (buy?) back his ex's heart, a business relationship that prompts the kindling of romance, and a husband's attempt to raise medical treatment funds for his ailing wife.

In effect, the film seeks to portray the foibles (materialism, infidelity, divorce, one-night stands, etc) of modern-day Chinese urban life, with some portrayals more cliché, and perhaps cynical, than others.

As is the case with all non-sequential narratives, especially those with a large collection of characters (with the potential for diluted/glossed over characterizations), the filmmakers endanger losing audience interest and/or empathy, but that's up to the audience to decide. All in all an enjoyable domestic drama.


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