In an effort to draw more funding from the government, faculty members of a rural Chinese school try to pass off an uneducated laborer as a qualified teacher.

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In order to pay for the donkey that brings them water, a countryside village registers it as a teacher at its local school. But,when the charity group that funds the school visits for an inspection, the village has to find ways to hide their secret. Written by China Lion

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28 October 2016 (China)  »

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$86,931 (USA) (28 October 2016)

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$356,023 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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After this joke, don't cry
28 October 2016 | by (Shenyang,Liaoning,China) – See all my reviews

As the film's slogan said, tell a joke, you can not cry. "Mr.Donkey" This film is rare in China, is not easy to release, when a movie, the more you do not want it to finish, it shows that this is a good movie. The ridicule between the absurd comedy color of the tragedy of the brewing, so that "donkey water" can be funny, But overall, this is a script tamp, intriguing black comedy. The film at the beginning of the era background in a remote village school, principals and three teachers conspired with a pull water donkey fictional teacher "Lvde water". To receive more than a salary to the Education Bureau, but how the EDB to the school inspectors, so a unidentified cobbler posing as Miss Lu absurd things to start, and to lie and continue to prepare the lie, The power of the film to promote the plot, but also for its tragic outcome foreshadowed.

With the continuing ferment of this lie, this subversive attack on intellectuals and the corruption of education in a given environment, through the alliance of teachers and coppersmiths who are not strong, make the story more humorous and endowed with depth, In order to achieve the so- called dream unscrupulous divisions, and ultimately the film everyone from the good expectations were to be broken one by one, humanity is also completely lost before the bottom line of greed, the ugly most incisive show, to build the film is extremely good Of the inner depth.


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