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Da wan (2001)

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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, ... See full summary »

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YoYo
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Lucy
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Tyler
Da Ying ...
Louis Wang
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Tony
Ping He ...
(as He Ping)
Biao Fu ...
Himself (as Fu Biao)
Chengru Li
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Peter
Paul Duke
Xiaogeng Li ...
(as Li Xiaogeng)
Yi-Wei Liu ...
(as Yiwei Liu)
Xu Xiao-Li ...
(as Xu Xiaoli)
Ye Hong
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Yankie director Don Tyler faces mounting insecurity and declining health while on location in Beijing, so his assistant hires down-and-out camerman YoYo to take the reins. Scrambling, studio boss sells the sagging picture to a Japanese media company. But YoYo is determined to upstage the whole production by granting the director's wish to have a grand "comedy funeral". To raise the money for it, he auctions off advertising and sponsorships for the funeral to companies around the world. But wait...is Don getting better? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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21 December 2001 (China)  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$646, 19 January 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$646, 19 January 2003
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Brilliant!
5 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I don't know how anyone can fail to see - this satire is hip and wicked to the bone. Not at all a mainstream Chinese production you would expect!

The closest comparison for this baby would be to _Diva_, but for its viciously funny stab at dot-com money madness, there's no equal.

Within all the whirling satire, Donald Sutherland held down the movie's emotional anchor admirably. He made the movie more than just an average comedy. And the way director Feng used him showed me that China today can make films as sophisticated as any in the world. He made Zhang Yimou and Ang Lee look utterly out-of-date and irrelevent.


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