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You hua hao hao shuo (1997)

A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Rong Chang ...
Restaurant customer
Xudong Du ...
Xiao Ge
Qingzhuo Fang ...
Da Jie
Biao Fu ...
Restaurant customer
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Policeman
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Zhao Xiaoshuai, Bookseller
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Lao Zhang
Qi Li ...
Fat Cook
Qiang Li ...
Restaurant customer
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Taxi Driver
Guanhua Liang ...
Bar Boss
Xinyi Liu ...
Liu Delong
Ying Qu ...
An Hong
Tian Tian ...
Waitress (as Xiaohua Chen)
Yong You ...
Restaurant customer
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A spurned lover seeks a rich man for revenge. A random onlooker -- who witnessed the public assault committed by the rich man against the lover -- seeks for monetary compensation for his smashed computer. The lover's and the onlooker's lives intertwine as two people collaborate. The onlooker's fate faces an unpredictable turn and mirrors the lover's life. Written by Tara Wu

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a modern Vhinese black comedy very different from Zhang Yimou´s other films.
3 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

A modern Chinese black comedy about some Beijingers trying to cope with new Chinese politics and the opportunities they bring. With photo obviously inspired by Danish director Lars von Trier and cuts pumping like a disco-beat, this film has a very European touch, but with a story deep rooted in Chinese modern society it is perhaps best appreciated by Chinese or people who´ve spent some time in China. It is very different from director Zhang Yimou´s other features.


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