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Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker (1994)

Pao Da Shuang Deng (original title)
R | | Drama, Romance | 2 June 1995 (USA)
A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate... See full summary »

Director:

Ping He

Writers:

Feng Jicai (novel), Daying Ye
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8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jing Ning ... Cai Chunzhi
Gang Wu ... Niu Bao
Xiaorui Zhao Xiaorui Zhao ... Dihong
Yang Gao Yang Gao ... Butler
Zhengyun Xu Zhengyun Xu ... Old Master Xu (as Xu Zhengyun)
Liang Zhao Liang Zhao ... Hei Liu
Xingmao Ju Xingmao Ju ... Bao Ge
Yusheng Li Yusheng Li ... Manservant
Lu Hui Lu Hui ... Old Boss Wang
Liyuan Wang Liyuan Wang ... Wang Ma
Bolin Zhang Bolin Zhang ... Businessman
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A woman inherits her father's fireworks factory, as he had no son. The business does well and everything works in an orderly fashion until one day, an itinerant painter is hired to decorate the doors and vases at the factory. The woman, forbidden to marry and thereby involve outsiders in the factory ownership, finds herself drawn to the headstrong painter. When they fall in love, the situation throws her entire life into disarray. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Sad and strange love story
21 September 2006 | by PrikolistSee all my reviews

A strange love story between a rich woman and a poor man, especially for one not familiar with Chinese culture. It will give you a few laughs (a few dirty ones too), the characters will curse all throughout, but don't be distracted, it is a serious and rather depressing drama. The settings include falling apart houses and going on boats across a dirty river, and most characters' clothes look like they took them from homeless people, which all adds to the mood. Don't expect any beautiful shots like in "Hero", or any martial arts. All thought-out heroes behaved strangely and unrealistically bringing the ending to top it off and kill whatever impression of the movie I had. For instance, twenty armed men getting scared of a few kids throwing firecrackers is very unconvincing. But go ahead, if you like this sort of depressing love stories, you'll have a blast.


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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fino all'ultimo fuoco See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$272,232
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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