The story starts with small-time conman Cool (Nicholas Tse), whose undercover policeman half-brother (Phillip Ng) is murdered by Ko (Gao Hu), the head of an illegal gambling syndicate. Cool... See full summary »
Set during the 1930s after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, a teacher (Jing Tian) and a group of students establish a study club to preserve their language and culture as an act of protest against the foreign invaders.
When socialite/businesswoman Paris goes missing, her boyfriend concocts a "My Fair Lady"-esque plot to use identical-looking florist Qin Xin to keep Paris' uncle from gaining control of the company until Paris can be found.
The literal translation of the title of this film is: Big Shock.
What the two protagonists experienced in the movie is the main theme of the social criticism the film crew presents to the audience: The reform did not bring equal opportunity for everyone, the urban population enjoys much higher economic growth while the rural population does not, so attention must be paid to the rural regions in the future reforms.
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